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What disability? Teen has only one arm, but throws no-hitter … and can play the guitar (video)

May 7, 2012, 11:49 AM EDT


Inspiring doings in South Carolina, where 14-year-old Coleman Shannon is tearing up his youth baseball league. The Johnsonville teen was born with only one arm, but he hasn’t let that stop him from anything — he’s his team’s star pitcher, and threw a no-hitter last week. He also had two hits in the game.

In fact Coleman never considered his situation a disability. His mother tried to fit him with a prosthetic arm at age 2, but he refused to use it.

Kyle Daniel, Coleman’s coach:

“I can say that probably 999 out of 1,000 that have a physical impairment like he does would have never even given themselves a chance and continued to go out there and play,”  “But he’s that exception.”


Without a right arm, Johnsonville’s Shannon overcomes the odds [SC Now]

  1. philliesblow - May 7, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    Somewhere, Jim Abbott is smiling. Good on ya, kid!