BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne is a city that has always been proud of their local sports, and no athletes, Mayor Jimmy Davis said Monday, make the community prouder than those that participate in the Buddy Baseball League.

Set to begin its sixth season on May 2, Buddy Baseball offers children with a wide variety of special needs to enjoy America’s pastime. Whether in wheelchairs or on crutches, players, Pete Amadeo said at a special flag raising outside city hall, all get to run the bases, play catch, and step up to the home plate with hopes of knocking the ball out of the park.

The flag raised will fly in front of Bayonne City Hall before making its way up flag poles in front of each of the city’s schools in the coming weeks, a sign, Amadeo said, that all children across the city are encouraged to participate. He expects over 100 players to suit up this season.

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“Buddy Baseball is the greatest sports season we have in Bayonne,” Davis told TAPinto Bayonne. “No one argues with the umpires, no one complains about a play.”

“It’s sportsmanship in the truest sense of the word.”

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