In 2005, George O’Donnell visited the Rotary Club of Murrysville-Export to talk about how he has been organizing individuals with disabilities to play baseball, go bowling and fish at an annual fishing derby.  What he did not expect that when he shared his dreams of one day building a Miracle League Baseball field that he would see his wishes come alive.

The Miracle League of Western PA was formed in 2005 with the goal of providing a field and league structure so that individuals of all ages with special needs could play organized baseball.   But George had a bigger dream to include other sports.

In the fall of 2005, the Rotary Club of Murrysville-Export took on the task to make this a reality.  Rotary partnered with Astorino Architects to come up with a conceptual design to pave the way to create the Rotary Miracle Sports Complex of Murrysville.  Eventually, the partnership expanded to include the Municipality of Murrysville who offered the complex a future home in the Community Park.

After more than seven years and much effort, Opening Day for the Miracle League of Western PA was on September 22, 2012 with 4 teams playing. The inaugural fall 2012 season was made up of a 6 week schedule with games on Saturday.  In October, a small group gathered to take advantage of our Freegame court and begin learning and playing soccer.

After a successful first season, the league expanded its offerings and added a Competitive Division to go along with the Miracle Division in the spring of 2013.  The spring season grew to 89 players and 6 teams; two Competitive Division and 4 Miracle Division.  The spring allowed us to grow to games on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings as well as 3 games on Saturday over an 8 week period.   The number of volunteers has steadily increased.  The spring season saw a lower number of buddies as schedules became more involved.

The sports complex includes:

  • The Bill Mazeroski Miracle Field for Baseball
  • The UPMC Freegame Court for basketball, soccer and other activities
  • Fully accessible walking trail
  • Picnic pavilion
  • Playgrounds (under construction)
  • Concession and restroom facility 

The fall of 2013 marks the completion of one full year and we are very excited.


Dear Miracle League Family -

I pray that that each of you are being safe and adhering to the recommendations to maintain safe distancing and health care precautions during this challenging time for all of us.  The whole world finds itself in a unique situation.  Your board of directors has been monitoring what is happening locally as it impacts players and families.  Some of you are struggling more than others.

One of the most difficult decisions that we have to make is whether to attempt some form of spring season.  The Community Park in Murrysville is closed until further notice. That makes our decision a little easier.  To keep everyone safe and not leaving you hanging on day-to-day, we have decided to cancel the Spring season. It is the right thing for us to do.

We are hoping that things are good by June and we will be able to start our fall season early in August.  All of you who have registered for the Spring season will be registered for the fall season automatically.


I am looking for photos to update the website. Please send them to mlwpawebmaster@gmail.com


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