Find something you love, and go after it, with all of your heart.
— Jim Abbott

Jim Abbott

Motivational Speaker
Professional Baseball Player

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Biography

Jim Abbott was born September 19, 1967, in Flint, Michigan without a right hand. He was an All-America hurler at Michigan; won the Sullivan Award in 1987; was the pitcher for the Gold Medal Olympic Team in 1988; and threw a 4-0 no-hitter for the New York Yankees versus Cleveland (September 4, 1993). Jim played for 10 seasons on 4 different teams and ended his big league playing career in 1999.

Abbott has worked with The Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) on several initiatives encouraging businesses to hire people with disabilities.

Today, in addition to often being a Guest Pitching Instructor during Spring Training for the Los Angeles Angels, Jim Abbott is a motivational speaker.

On A Personal Note

Jim lives in California with his wife, two children and their dog. His parents still live in Michigan. Jim and his family take the summer off each year to stay at the lake and visit with family and friends. Jim has a younger brother.

Jim Abbott BiographyIn 2012, Jim released an autobiography - IMPERFECT.
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Groups We Admire

The Challenger Division of Little League

The Miracle League

The Special Olympics

Boys and Girls Club of Flint, Michigan

One Hand Typing and Keyboarding Resources

Jim's Discussion Group

Visit Jim Abbott's Family to Family Helping Hands Discussion Group, a place for our friends and their families to offer each other support and advice when faced with challenges.