Jim Abbott, ’86-’89, HLLD’08

Jim Abbott
University of Michigan News and Information Services Photographs, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan

He was born without a right hand, but nonetheless threw a no-hitter for the Yankees against the Indians in 1993. Abbott played 10 seasons for four MLB teams, worked with the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy to encourage businesses to hire the disabled, and has been involved in disabled children’s causes.

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