Podcast: Jim Abbott’s Extraordinary Baseball Career originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
Former White Sox pitcher Jim Abbott has one of the most unique stories in baseball history. Born without a right hand, Jim played and excelled in the major leagues, even throwing a no-hit.
Abbott joins Chuck Garfien to discuss life and career, including his no-hitter at Yankee Stadium, his incredible comeback with the White Sox in 1998 and more. This is a story that will inspire you.
(2:50) – Abbott explains why he was “born this way”
(9:21) – How he managed to throw with one hand
(18:05) – How he reacted to the attention he received and how it affected him
(20:15) – Throws a no-hitter at Yankee Stadium
(31:30) – Went 2-18 in 1996 and was out of baseball for a year
(39:50) – His remarkable comeback with the White Sox
(48:40) – Abbott looks back on his career