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Friday, March 6, 2009

Abbott & Costello...

Another thing I remember about the oldschool Angels team was pitcher Jim Abbott. For those that dont know Abbott was born without a right hand and still made it to be a mlb pitcher, talk about dedication and determination!! When preparing to pitch the ball, Abbott would rest a right-handed thrower's glove on the end of his right forearm. After releasing the ball, he would quickly slip his hand into the glove, usually in time to field any balls that a two-handed pitcher would be able to field. Then he would remove the glove by securing it between his right forearm and torso, slip his hand out of the glove, and remove the ball from the glove, usually in time to throw out the runner, and sometimes even starting double plays!! Abbott played for the California Angels from 1989–1992 and a on September 4 1993 while pitching for the New York Yankees, Abbott pitched a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians.

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