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Man Born Without Arms Throws Strikes

Image courtesy of Harsh Light/Flickr.

Image courtesy of Harsh Light/Flickr.

For all you people who have been told that you can do anything if you put your mind to it, and not believed it do I have a video for you. Meet Tom Willis, a man who was born without arms. You’d think that being born without arms would limit you from doing a lot in life, like say throw out the first pitch at a baseball game.

Well on Monday, June 15th Willis managed to throw out the first pitch between the Seattle Mariners and the San Fancisco Giants at AT&T Park with his right foot inside the strike zone.


Willis is using his amazing abilities to bring awareness of the capabilities of those people who are disabled through the Pitch for Awareness national tour.

According the tours website “The Pitch for Awareness tour takes Tom to major league ballparks across the country where he’ll pitch a ball . . . and pitch his message of the awareness of the ABILITIES of persons with disabilities.”

Willis has thrown out the first pitch at 22 different ball parks this year.

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