Sep 14, 2012, 12:10 PM EDT
Tom Willis has thrown out the first pitch at 18 Major League Baseball stadiums — the latest at U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday before the White Sox took on the Tigers. So far, nine of those have been strikes — pretty impressive. Oh, and Willis has no arms.
Wiilis was born with a genetic condition called congenital bilateral upper amputation, and he throws the ball with his foot. (His catch phrase: no hands, no arms, no problem).
“I was born with this disability and my mother basically said, ‘look, we’re not going to give you any special attention here. You’re a member of the family, and you’re going to do everything that everyone else does.’
“With the kids I try to teach them it’s OK to be different.”
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