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At the National Beep Baseball World Series games in Columbus, Ga., Jim Hughes is at bat. Jim is also hearing impaired, making the game even more challenging. (July 31, 2013)

Beep baseball

For the visually impaired LI Bombers, beeping balls and buzzing bases level the field.

At the National Beep Baseball World Series games
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At the National Beep Baseball World Series games in Columbus, Ga., Jim Hughes poses with a special softball that emits a loud beep so that visually impaired players can identify its location. (July 31, 2013)

At the National Beep Baseball World Series games
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At the National Beep Baseball World Series games in Columbus, Ga., Jim Hughes is at bat. Jim is also hearing impaired, making the game even more challenging. (July 31, 2013)

James Sciortino pitches to Alex Barrera at the
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James Sciortino pitches to Alex Barrera at the National Beep Baseball World Series. Sciortino has been the Bombers' pitcher since the team was formed. (July 31, 2013)

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Alex Barrera bangs on bench to guide teammate
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Alex Barrera bangs on bench to guide teammate Jim Hughes to an empty seat as they wait for light rain to stop at the National Beep Baseball World Series in Columbus, Ga. (July 31, 2013)

Long Island Bomber Joe De Jesus reaches a
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Long Island Bomber Joe De Jesus reaches a buzzing first base after a hit at the National Beep Baseball World Series. (July 31, 2013)

Long Island Bombers Jim Hughes and Matt Puvogel
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Long Island Bombers Jim Hughes and Matt Puvogel react to a beeping ball that has landed in the field at the National Beep Baseball World Series. (July 31, 2013)

Ted Fass, founder of the Long Island Bombers,
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Ted Fass, founder of the Long Island Bombers, at bat in the Long Island Classic beep baseball tournament at Speno Park in East Meadow. (June 29, 2013)

Long Island Bomber Jim Hughes of Farmingdale, left,
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Long Island Bomber Jim Hughes of Farmingdale, left, greets members of the opposing team prior to a game at the National Beep Baseball World Series. (July 31, 2013)

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Meghan Fink, one of two female players on
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Meghan Fink, one of two female players on the Long Island Bombers, leads Jim Hughes and the rest of the team to a field at the National Beep Baseball World Series. (July 31, 2013)

A player makes his way to the field
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A player makes his way to the field with help of a walking stick at the National Beep Baseball World Series. (July 31, 2013)

This year marked the tenth appearance by the
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This year marked the tenth appearance by the Long Island Bombers in the National Beep Baseball World Series since 1998. (July 31, 2013)

Long Island Bombers Ed Plumacher, Jim Hughes and
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Long Island Bombers Ed Plumacher, Jim Hughes and Matt Puvogel warm up prior to a game. (July 31, 2013)

The Long Island Bombers' Meghan Fink stretches prior
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The Long Island Bombers' Meghan Fink stretches prior to a game. (July 31, 2013)

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Long Island Bomber Braulio Thorne swings for a
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Long Island Bomber Braulio Thorne swings for a ball at the National Beep Baseball World Series games in Columbus Ga. (July 31, 2013)

Braulio Thorne, Ted Fass, James Hughes and the
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Braulio Thorne, Ted Fass, James Hughes and the rest of the Long Island Bombers line up to shake hands with the opposing team at the Long Island Classic beep baseball tournament at Speno Park in East Meadow.(June 29, 2013)

James Sciortino pitches to Ted Fass at a
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James Sciortino pitches to Ted Fass at a Long Island Bombers practice session. (June 16, 2013)

James Sciortino pitches to Samantha Ambrico at a
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James Sciortino pitches to Samantha Ambrico at a Long Island Bombers practice session. (June 16, 2013)

James Sciortino and Ted Fass walk to a
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James Sciortino and Ted Fass walk to a practice of their beep baseball team, the Long Island Bombers. (June 16, 2013)

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