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About the Comets

The Comets are composed of Blind or Visually Impaired men and women from the Chicagoland area who love to play beep baseball. The team has been in existence since 1995. They are members of the National Beep Baseball Association (NBBA) a league comprised of teams from the United States, Canada & Taiwan.

Beep Baseball also known as Beep Ball is similar to traditional baseball, with some modifications. We use a modified 16 inch softball with a rechargeable battery and speaker built in that emits a beeping sound throughout the game, the “Beep Ball”. Our bases are 4 foot high padded cylinders that also have speakers that make a buzzing sound. Because there are varying degrees of blindness ALL players are required to wear an blindfold, thus only using their hearing to play the game. See rules of the game for more details.

The Comets are a 501(c)3 organization.

We are Looking for more Players

As the only competative team in the Chicago area we continually on the look out for more players and volunteers to expand the sport.
If you or know anyone you know is Blind or Visually Impaired and interested in giving Beep Baseball a try please contact us or click the button below for more information.

Come Out and see the Comets Play

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Tournament Schedule

While most of our tournaments are out of state. We do host a local tournament in conjuction with the Bolingbrook Lions Club and the village of Bolingbrook on the second weekend in June every year.

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Local Events

In addition to playing in tournaments the Comets also do local exhibition games against sighted teams. This is a great opportunity to see the skills of our players and gives sighted people the opportunity to experience the game in a friendly and fun way!

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Thank You to our Sponsors! Without you we would not be able to play the wonderful sport of Beep Ball. Please check out our amazing Sponsors.

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