Download PDF by Glenn Stout: Able to Play. Overcoming Physical Challenges

By Glenn Stout

Able to Play stocks the inspiring tales of 4 baseball gamers. Mordecai "Three Finger"

Brown, Ron Santo, Jim Abbott, and Curtis satisfaction confronted actual demanding situations other

players did not have. With decision and guts, they did not simply triumph over; they

excelled. This e-book is a game-changing occasion of overcoming odds.

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Usually referred to as the Three-I League, they placed a team nicknamed the Hottentots in nearby Terre Haute, Indiana, and the club held a tryout. They were particularly interested in pitchers. Mordecai's friends urged him to try out and he agreed. He knew this could be his big chance. When he arrived at the Terre Haute ballpark he discovered he was one of twelve men trying out for three pitching spots. For the next hour or so Mordecai and the other hurlers took turns throwing for Hottentot manager Bill Krieg.

Several other fingers were broken and cut, so the doctor sewed together the wounds then applied splints to each finger to hold them straight while they healed. Then he wrapped the hand with bandages. Mordecai would live, but he would go through life with only three full fingers on his right hand. Five weeks later Mordecai's fingers were still in splints and his hand was still wrapped in bandages, but he was healing quickly. At times he completely forgot that he had been in an accident. He was more interested in playing than worrying about his hand.

Everyone wanted to see Jim pitch. Jim tried to downplay the fact that he was the first one-armed pitcher in baseball.

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