February 9, 2011

Jim Abbott Featured Card of the Week

If you’ve never heard of Jim Abbott, do you notice anything weird about this card? Abbott was born without a right hand, but still managed to pitch 10 seasons in the majors — two with the Yankees.

His greatest accomplishment with the Yankees was his no-hitter on Sept. 4, 1993. Pretty remarkable.

I think the best way to learn Abbott’s story is through video. This one below shows his journey to the majors and how he compensated for not having a right hand.

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