Abbott's inning by inning journey to a major league baseball no hitter frames the story of a remarkable athlete and person. His personal dedication to a normal, one-handed, life makes an easy and very interesting story of an individual's development against very challenging barriers that would have stopped a lesser person and their family.Jim Abbott's story is less about baseball than the will of a family and that family's impact on a child. Jim's family is a model for other parents faced with a child not seen as "whole" by others in that child's environment. Jim Abbott, as the narrator, adds a special touch to the book because you can feel the depth of the pain and the height of the successes he experiences as a child and an athlete who learns to "love his hand". His voice conveys so much more than words as he discusses the many challenges of competition.For those of us who watched his success at Michigan, The Olympics and in professional baseball we now have a new level of appreciation for a truly remarkable person who, by the way had only one hand, This is a book for every parent, baseball fan, Michigan Alum and child who feels less than perfect.
Jim Abbott as the one person who really understands.
Te emotions of having lived the book.
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