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Category: Baseball, Christian Athletes, Top Christian Speakers

Highlights: Jim Abbott is a former pitcher who played despite having been born without a right hand. He played for the California Angels, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, and Milwaukee Brewers from 1989 to 1999.

Travels From: California

Fee Range: $10,001 - $20,000

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Jim Abbott is a former Major League Baseball pitcher, who played despite having been born without a right hand. He played for the California Angels, the New York Yankees, the Chicago White Sox, and the Milwaukee Brewers, from 1989 to 1999. When preparing to pitch the ball, Abbott would rest a mitt on the end of his right forearm. After releasing the ball, he would quickly slip his hand into the mitt, usually in time to field any balls that a two-handed pitcher would be able to field. Then he would secure the mitt between his right forearm and torso, slip his hand out of the mitt, and remove the ball from the mitt, usually in time to throw out the runner at first or sometimes even start a double play. At all levels, teams tried to exploit his fielding disadvantage by repeatedly bunting to him; this tactic was never effective. In 1986 Jim Abbott was presented with the United States Sports Academy's Mildred "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias Courage Award for his courageous action in overcoming adversity to excel in sports. In 1992 Jim Abbott was awarded the Tony Conigliaro Award, given annually by the Boston Red Sox to a Major League player who overcomes an obstacle and adversity through the attributes of spirit, determination, and courage that were trademarks of the Boston star. He is currently a sought after motivational speaker.

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