Imperfect: An Improbable Life

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The autobiography of Jim Abbott “Imperfect: An Improbable Life” shows how you can overcome your disability and become whatever you want. Jim Abbott was born without a right hand but that didn’t stop him from becoming a professional pitcher. After winning the Olympic Gold Medal with the American Baseball team at the 1988 Olympic games in Seoul, Jim started his Major League Baseball adventure. During his 11 years as a pitcher in the Major League he played for the California Angels, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers. In 1992 Jim was awarded with the Tony Conigliaro Award, this prize is awarded to players who best overcomes an obstacle and adversity through the attributes of spirit, determination and courage. Jim Abbott’s biggest success came with the Yankees on September 4 1993 when he climbed the mount at Yankee stadium for the match against the Cleveland Indians. This game will be remembered as one of the greatest and dramatic no hitters ever thrown in the history of baseball. In his memoirs Jim will give you a pitch-by-pitch account of this historic day. Jim Abbott’s autobiography is a beautiful, extraordinary, motivating and unforgettable story of an unique athlete.

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