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Defying Limits: The Remarkable Journey of One-Handed MLB Pitcher Jim Abbott

Former MLB pitcher Jim Abbott’s life is an inspiring journey. Abbott overcame the birth defect of having only one hand to transcend barriers in baseball. Abbott’s career as a one-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball was filled with achievements and historic moments, but he had to overcome jokes, self-deprecation, failure and pain along the way, showing that anyone can overcome their perceived limitations and fulfill their dreams.

Exploring the 7 Greatest Baseball Movies of All Time

Baseball is one of America’s favorite past times. So it’s not a surprise that you’ll come across plenty of baseball movies, mostly on TV and cable, and occasionally on the big screen. These weave tales of triumph, loss, tragedy, timeless bonds, and special moments in history.

Hal Chase: Baseball’s Most Infamous Con Man

Hal Chase was a master instigator, bad teammate, and a criminal who nested himself among gamblers who conspired to throw the World Series. He survived in pro baseball because he was a brilliant defensive player. But, eventually his nefarious actions caused his banishment from organized baseball for betting against his own teams.

Leyland Elected to Hall of Fame

Former manager Jim Leyland, who led the Florida Marlins to their first World Series title in 1997, has been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Lou Boudreau Proved Bill Veeck Wrong

Lou Boudreau may have had the greatest season a shortstop ever had. He’s the man who perfected the defensive shift, and was the player-manager of the last Cleveland team to win the World Series.