Baseball legend Jim Abbott has been selected as the guest speaker at the Loma Linda University Health Care’s Second Annual Sports Luncheon and Trivia Extravaganza, which will take place on Dec. 2. The event will raise funds for PossAbilities, a community outreach program for the disabled.
“Sports have a way of bringing people together, and this certainly is true within PossAbilities, which provides athletic programs for a wide variety of disabled individuals,” Abbott stated in a press release. “I am honored to be invited to speak in support of this program and hope people will join me by supporting this cause.”
Abbott was born without a right hand, but went on to a successful career in the major leagues, playing for 10 seasons on four different teams. He was a pitcher for the Gold Medal Olympic Team in 1988; and threw a 4-0 no-hitter for the New York Yankees versus Cleveland on Sept. 4, 1993. Today, he is a guest pitching instructor for the Los Angeles Angels, as well as a successful motivational speaker.