Awards & Winners

Jim Abbott

Date of Birth 19-September-1967
Place of Birth Flint
(Michigan, United States of America, Area code 810)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Baseball player
James Anthony Abbott is a former Major League Baseball pitcher, who played despite having been born without a right hand. He played for the California Angels, the New York Yankees, the Chicago White Sox, and the Milwaukee Brewers, from 1989 to 1999. He graduated from Flint Central High School and grew up in the East Village area of Flint, Michigan. While with the University of Michigan, Abbott won the James E. Sullivan Award as the nation's best amateur athlete in 1987 and won a gold medal in the demonstration event at the 1988 Summer Olympics. He was drafted in the first round of the 1988 Major League Baseball Draft and reached the Majors the next year. He threw a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians in 1993. Abbott retired with a career record of 87 wins and 108 losses, with a 4.25 earned run average. He currently works as a motivational speaker. Abbott also appeared in the Boy Meets World episode "Class Preunion."

Awards by Jim Abbott

Check all the awards nominated and won by Jim Abbott.


Showstopper of the Year ESPY Award
(He threw a no-hitter as the Yankees defeated the Indians 4\u20130, despite having been born without a right hand)