It wasn’t only opening day for the major league, the Miracle League of the Emerald Coast also threw their first pitch of the season on Thursday.
The league is designed for children and young adults who have physical or mental disabilities, giving them the chance to feel like a pro.
Thursday was the league’s first game on a newly surfaced field and also their 200th career game.
Organizers say the new field’s completion was pushed back due to Hurricane Michael but knew they couldn’t let this league go.
“Allows them to be able to play baseball just like everybody else. So it’s so important to them and their families. I mean, they really feel like they are All stars. So we’re super excited about it,” said Jeannie Retherford.
Retherford says the league will take new players up until the last game of the season. If you know someone who wants to join, contact the Frank Brown Park here.