Welcome to Alternative Baseball Cincinnati!
We are an affiliate of the national Alternative Baseball® Organization, a national baseball league which provides an authentic baseball experience for teens and adults with autism and other disabilities, for physical and social skills in life on and off the baseball diamond. ABO is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2016 by Taylor Duncan, who is on the autism spectrum himself.
ABO Mission Statement: To provide an encouraging environment to promote personal growth and development, for teens and adults (age 15 and up) with autism and other special needs through America’s pastime…BASEBALL!
Who and what is ABO? Alternative Baseball® provides an authentic baseball experience for those players who want a competitive, yet accepting environment. Both men and women are encouraged to participate in Alternative Baseball®.
ABO plays by professional league rules, including: leading off, infield fly, calling balks, and stealing bases. Balls and strikes are counted and scored accordingly: a batter is out after three strikes and a batter walks after four balls. ABO is designed for players who are fully able to actively participate on a dirt-grass field. Each participant plays independently on the field and must be able to control and swing a wood bat. Our games are player-pitched and the only adaptation from a traditional program is the ball itself (for safety purposes). Each game is seven to nine innings. No previous experience is required.
Alternative Baseball and ABO are both registered trademarks owned by Alternative Baseball Organization, Inc.
Each local team is run independently from the national Organization. All rights reserved.