Jim Abbott Biography

Find something you love, and go after it, with all of your heart.
— Jim Abbott


Jim Abbott

Motivational Speaker

Professional Baseball Player

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Jim Abbott's No Hitter for the New York YankeesBorn, Sept. 19, 1967, in Flint, Michigan without a right hand. He was an All-America hurler at Michigan; won Sullivan Award in 1987; was the pitcher for the Gold Medal Olypic Team in 1988; threw 4-0 no-hitter for NY Yankees vs. Cleveland (Sept. 4, 1993). Jim played for 10 seasons on 4 different teams and ended his big league playing career in 1999.

Abbott has worked with The Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) on several initiatives encouraging businesses to hire people with disabilities.

Today, in addition to often being a Guest Pitching Instructor during Spring Training for the Los Angeles Angels, Jim Abbott is a motivational speaker.

On A Personal Note

Jim lives in California with his wife, two children and their dog. His parents still live in Michigan. Jim and his family take the Summer off each year to stay at the lake and visit with family and friends. Jim has a younger brother.

Jim Abbott's No Hitter for the New York Yankees.

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