Born without a right hand Flint native Jim Abbott went on to have an outstanding career as a baseball pitcher and speakder.
Life throws a lot at you, and Jim Abbott tells people they have to know how to hit it.
“You have to hit the curveballs”.
Abbott’s disability gave back to him on Sunday, Sept. 4, 1993, when he was the one throwing all the curveballs. The Yankees defeated the Cleveland Indians, 4-0. Abbott captivated an entire nation, rather than a few hundred kids, when he pitched one of the most improbable no-hitters in major league history that day.
Source: Jeremy Summitt, “Twenty years later, Jim Abbott continues to pitch inspiration“, Michigan Daily, September 10, 2013.