Jim Abbott's Life And Accomplishments

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Jim Abbott is a remarkable man and an inspiration in my mind and in the minds of many other baseball fans. This man accomplished an outstanding feat with a huge disadvantage to him. Jim Abbott was born in the little town of Flint, Michigan on September 19, 1967. Jim was born with a medical deformity which caused him to have no right hand. Jim grew up playing baseball and being made fun of. He went to Michigan State University and was an All-American pitcher. This is an incredible honor to have for an individual with 2 hands, but to do it with one is an incredible accomplishment. Jim Abbott won the Sullivan Award in 1987. After college, Jim never put on a minor league jersey. He went straight from college baseball to Major League Baseball. He

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