Catch 22 Miracle Field

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The Catch 22 Miracle Field was an idea of former Cardinals catcher, and past manager, Mike Matheny. In January 2004, he expressed an interest in building a baseball field for children with disabilities in Chesterfield. Through the collaborative efforts of Matheny, Albert Pujols, the Municipal Parks Commission, the city of Chesterfield, and local contractors, construction got underway in May of 2005. Matheny opened the Catch 22 Miracle Field on August 19, 2005.

Close proximity to paved parking lot, concessions, and restrooms. Dugouts and bleachers are uniquely designed to accommodate all participants and fans. Base distances are set at 50 feet and a 130-foot fence encloses the field. Electrical outlets are available on the field if a pitching machine is desired. Mondo surfacing is a firm, but cushioned rubber that can be used by anyone needing wheelchairs, walkers, or other mechanical assistance. No special spikes or cleats are necessary! Mondo surface accommodates soft-soled rubber tennis shoes only.

The regular rental rate is $17/hour for resident groups and $21/hour for non-resident groups. Use of the field lights is $17/hour. The Catch 22 Miracle Field will be made available, at no charge, to all recognized organizations that have been qualified and pre-approved by the city, as long as they meet the following criteria:
  • The group in question must be recognized as an organization that specializes and/or works with individuals with disabilities and/or special needs; The activity and/or function must be for individuals with a disability and/or special need; One hundred percent (100%) of the participants involved must be diagnosed or recognized as an individual with a disability and/or special need.
  • (This does not include administrators, coaches, parents or buddies). Use of the Miracle Field is by permit only. All uses must be approved and scheduled through and by the city. Times and dates will be made as availability in the schedule permits.