Former MLB Pitcher Jim Abbott to be Keynote Speaker at University of Michigan Graduation Event Apr 29


ANN ARBOR, MI – Former MLB pitcher Jim Abbott will serve as keynote speaker at the Student-Athlete Graduation Celebration at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI on Friday, April 29, 2016. Abbott is scheduled to throw out the first pitch before a game with Michigan State University, followed by his speaking engagement later that evening at the Student-Athlete Graduation. Source: ... Read More

Former MLB Pitcher Jim Abbott Named Keynote Speaker at United Way of Genesee County Campaign Celebration

FLINT, MI — Former MLB pitcher, Jim Abbott, made a special appearance on Thursday, March 19, on behalf of his partnership with United Way to help promote the childhood literacy project. Abbott started the day around 9:30 a.m. at the General Motors Flint Assembly plant on Van Slyke Road where the GM Foundation presented a $70,000 check to the United Way to help its new early childhood literacy project, “A to Z Learn With Me.” On Thursday night, he was the keynote speaker for the United Way of Genesee County Campaign celebration. Source:

Photo shows Jim Abbott reading children’s books, playing games and signing autographs in Paige’s Playroom of the pediatric unit at Hurley Medical Center on March 19, 2015. Photo:

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Jim Abbott is a Highly Sought After Motivational Speaker

Jim Abbott, a baseball Icon, is a popular inspirational  &  motivational speaker. He was the underdog growing up. He was born with only one hand but had aspirations of reaching the Major Leagues.

As a youngster, he would spend hours bouncing the ball off a wall to practice fielding and throwing. He showed enough promise in high school to be drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays but chose instead to attend the University of Michigan. He led the Wolverines to Big Ten titles in his freshmen and junior years and had a career record of 26-8. He went on to win the prestigious Golden Spikes Award, presented annually to the outstanding college baseball player in the United States. ... Read More