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Trailer ✓ Imperfect PDF by ✓ Jim Abbott If you re a baseball fan like I am, Jim Abbott s story should satisfy your reading enjoyment He s a one handed pitcher due to a birth defect, and perseveres through grit and intelligence to have a MLB career I like how he s become an advocate for the kids who are like him Wonderful story about a good guy.
Perhaps the biggest lesson I learned from this book was how important it is to appreciate the victories and how hard it can be to do just that Abbott accomplished something very few men do, no matter how many limbs they have, just by earning a place in the pitching rotation of a major league ball club, but his story makes it clear that, like so many of us do, he becamefocused on his failures than his accomplishments, to the point where much of the joy an achievement most people assume would make a person very happy evaporated for him I really appreciated his candor, and I am baffled by the reviewers who feel like they didn t get inside his head I have been fortunate to meet quite a few athletes, some in the big leagues, and have found that they tend to be very simple in how they see things and how they think When This book was better than I expected it to be I have grown to have low expectations of an athlete s perceptiveness and writing ability, and this is unwarranted Jim Abbott shows both As he recounts his life, he even shows the growing process on how he has perceived different issues over the course of his life, and this can be very difficult to do Usually, even the best writers will want to superimpose their current level of maturity on their former selves as they write.
Abbott is willing to admit that he carried a chip on his shoulder as a younger man This drove him to succeed and to define himself narrowly in terms of wins and losses This drove him to perhaps overreact to the curiosity of other people about his physical disability and to see any attempt to define him as a o When I saw this book faced out in the New Non fiction section at the Rye Free Reading room, I was hesitant to reach for it Jim Abbott and I share an uncommon experience no, it s not pitching a major league no hitter living life without a right hand I wasn t sure what his take on it would be I m still not sure after 60 years what my take on it is But I picked up the book and began to read the introduction when I read the question his pre K daughter put to him on Dad s Day at pre school however, I was hooked Daddy, do you like your little hand Tough question Abbott essentially spends the next 300 pages attempting to answer the question As I have We are marked by it We must live with it and its associations, insults and challenges C If you re a baseball fan like I am, Jim Abbott s story should satisfy your reading enjoyment He s a one handed pitcher due to a birth defect, and perseveres through grit and intelligence to have a MLB career I like how he s become an advocate for the kids who are like him Wonderful story about a good guy.
Perhaps the biggest lesson I learned from this book was how important it is to appreciate the victories and how hard it can be to do just that Abbott accomplished something very few men do, no matter how many limbs they have, just by earning a place in the pitching rotation of a major league ball club, but his story makes it clear that, like so many of us do, he becamefocused on his failures than his accomplishments, to the point where much of the joy an achievement most people assume would make a person very happy evaporated for him I really appreciated his candor, and I am baffled by the reviewers who feel like they didn t get inside his head I have been fortunate to meet quite a few athletes, some in the big leagues, and have found that they tend to be very simple in how they see things and how they think When This book was better than I expected it to be I have grown to have low expectations of an athlete s perceptiveness and writing ability, and this is unwarranted Jim Abbott shows both As he recounts his life, he even shows the growing process on how he has perceived different issues over the course of his life, and this can be very difficult to do Usually, even the best writers will want to superimpose their current level of maturity on their former selves as they write.
Abbott is willing to admit that he carried a chip on his shoulder as a younger man This drove him to succeed and to define himself narrowly in terms of wins and losses This drove him to perhaps overreact to the curiosity of other people about his physical disability and to see any attempt to define him as a o When I saw this book faced out in the New Non fiction section at the Rye Free Reading room, I was hesitant to reach for it Jim Abbott and I share an uncommon experience no, it s not pitching a major league no hitter living life without a right hand I wasn t sure what his take on it would be I m still not sure after 60 years what my take on it is But I picked up the book and began to read the introduction when I read the question his pre K daughter put to him on Dad s Day at pre school however, I was hooked Daddy, do you like your little hand Tough question Abbott essentially spends the next 300 pages attempting to answer the question As I have We are marked by it We must live with it and its associations, insults and challenges C Jim Abbott comes across as an everyday kind of guy in recounting his fears as easily as the motivations that allowed him to overcome them At five years old he was placed in a hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich.
, two hours away from his home in Flint Separated from his mother, father, and younger brother except on weekends, he bonded with other special needs children as doctors studied him and fit him with a clunky mechanical arm His parents realized after a month that he didn t belong there and brought him home intent on challenging him to find his place in the world, hand or no hand.
Flint was not an easy place for anyone to grow up Abbott tells of the day he was accosted in a high school stairwell and punched in the face by a Was Jim Abbott a successful big league pitcher For us baseball statistical fiends, Jim Abbott finished his 10 year Major League pitching career with 21losses than wins 87 108 lifetime record Delving deeper and not noted in his memoir , Abbott retired with a mediocre 4.
25 ERA, a high WHIP of 1.
43 and a very low K 9 rate of 4.
8 Hitters had a healthy batting average of.
276 and an OBP of.
340 against him Defensively, Abbott s career fielding percentage was surprisingly much better than the league average for pitchers but his range factor was a bitlimited than most As a batter, in a small sample Abbott hit.
095 2 for 21 with 3 RBI s, no walks and 10 strikeouts While all of these statistics are interesting and worth considering, statistics by themselves never tell t On An Overcast September Day In , Jim Abbott Took The Mound At Yankee Stadium And Threw One Of The Most Dramatic No Hitters In Major League History The Game Was The Crowning Achievement In An Unlikely Success Story, Unseen In The Annals Of Professional Sports In Imperfect, The One Time Big League Ace Retraces His Remarkable Journey Born Without A Right Hand, Jim Abbott As A Boy Dreamed Of Being A Great Athlete Raised In Flint, Michigan, By Parents Who Saw In His Condition Not A Disability But An Extraordinary Opportunity, Jim Became A Two Sport Standout In High School, Then An Ace Pitcher For The University Of Michigan But His Journey Was Only Beginning As A Nineteen Year Old, Jim Beat The Vaunted Cuban National Team By Twenty One, He D Won The Gold Medal Game At The Olympics And Without Spending A Day In The Minor Leagues Cracked The Starting Rotation Of The California Angels In , He Would Finish Third In The Voting For The Cy Young Award Two Years Later, He Would Don Yankee Pinstripes And Deliver A One Of A Kind No Hitter It Wouldn T Always Be So Good After A Season Full Of Difficult Losses Some Of Them By Football Scores Jim Was Released, Cut Off From The Game He Loved Unable To Say Good Bye So Soon, Jim Tried To Come Back, Pushing Himself To The Limit And Through One Of The Loneliest Experiences An Athlete Can Have But Always, Even Then, There Were Children And Their Parents Waiting For Him Outside The Clubhouse Doors, Many Of Them With Disabilities Like His, Seeking Consolation And Advice These Obligations Became Jim S Greatest Honor In This Honest And Insightful Memoir, Jim Abbott Reveals The Insecurities Of A Life Spent As The Different One, How He Habitually Hid His Disability In His Right Front Pocket, And Why He Chose An Occupation In Which The Uniform Provided No Front Pockets With A Riveting Pitch By Pitch Account Of His No Hitter Providing The Ideal Frame For His Story, This Unique Athlete Offers Readers An Extraordinary And Unforgettable Memoir Excellent read I would recommend it for anyone who is or has faced adversity, and isn t that everyone I especially liked the dual storylines of the autobiography and baseball game I was fortunate to attend a book event with Mr Abbott at Citizens Bank Park He is such a genuinely nice guy, and a terrific storyteller Highly recommend.
ARC provided by GoodreadsWhen I was growing up I wasn t really into sports I could barely play them and they just didn t do much for me But I did like reading baseball stories and I remember reading in Sports Illustrated for Kids about Jim Abbottthe one handed baseball pitcher who pitched for the US Olympic Team and threw a no hitter for the New York Yankees And something about that story resonated with me, his perseverance, his desire to be known not as the one handed pitcher but just as a baseball player, and ever since then he s been one of my favorite athletes So I was really excited about having the chance to read his story And what a powerful story it is.
The story alternates between Jim s life growing up and one of the defining moments of his With Imperfect An Improbable Life, Jim Abbott along with Tim Brown has written an honest, revealing memoir about his life and career Born without a right hand, Abbott used that as his drive to prove himself on the baseball diamond and therefore in life He didn t want pity if he could win at baseball, it proved that he was as good as everyone else He just wanted to be known as a baseball player and pitcher, not a one handed pitcher Abbott writes, Baseball and success in it was so important it brought upon me a distorted view of winning and losing The games outcomes became personal The book s structure is well done In between the chronological chapters of Abbott s life from childhood to teen to college student to Olympic gold medalist and beyond are



Was Jim Abbott a successful big league pitcher For us baseball statistical fiends, Jim Abbott finished his 10 year Major League pitching career with 21losses than wins 87 108 lifetime record Delving deeper and not noted in his memoir , Abbott retired with a mediocre 4.
25 ERA, a high WHIP of 1.
43 and a very low K 9 rate of 4.
8 Hitters had a healthy batting average of.
276 and an OBP of.
340 against him Defensively, Abbott s career fielding percentage was surprisingly much better than the league average for pitchers but his range factor was a bitlimited than most As a batter, in a small sample Abbott hit.
095 2 for 21 with 3 RBI s, no walks and 10 strikeouts While all of these statistics are interesting and worth considering, statistics by themselves never tell t Jim Abbott comes across as an everyday kind of guy in recounting his fears as easily as the motivations that allowed him to overcome them At five years old he was placed in a hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich.
, two hours away from his home in Flint Separated from his mother, father, and younger brother except on weekends, he bonded with other special needs children as doctors studied him and fit him with a clunky mechanical arm His parents realized after a month that he didn t belong there and brought him home intent on challenging him to find his place in the world, hand or no hand.
Flint was not an easy place for anyone to grow up Abbott tells of the day he was accosted in a high school stairwell and punched in the face by a Excellent read I would recommend it for anyone who is or has faced adversity, and isn t that everyone I especially liked the dual storylines of the autobiography and baseball game I was fortunate to attend a book event with Mr Abbott at Citizens Bank Park He is such a genuinely nice guy, and a terrific storyteller Highly recommend.
ARC provided by GoodreadsWhen I was growing up I wasn t really into sports I could barely play them and they just didn t do much for me But I did like reading baseball stories and I remember reading in Sports Illustrated for Kids about Jim Abbottthe one handed baseball pitcher who pitched for the US Olympic Team and threw a no hitter for the New York Yankees And something about that story resonated with me, his perseverance, his desire to be known not as the one handed pitcher but just as a baseball player, and ever since then he s been one of my favorite athletes So I was really excited about having the chance to read his story And what a powerful story it is.
The story alternates between Jim s life growing up and one of the defining moments of his With Imperfect An Improbable Life, Jim Abbott along with Tim Brown has written an honest, revealing memoir about his life and career Born without a right hand, Abbott used that as his drive to prove himself on the baseball diamond and therefore in life He didn t want pity if he could win at baseball, it proved that he was as good as everyone else He just wanted to be known as a baseball player and pitcher, not a one handed pitcher Abbott writes, Baseball and success in it was so important it brought upon me a distorted view of winning and losing The games outcomes became personal The book s structure is well done In between the chronological chapters of Abbott s life from childhood to teen to college student to Olympic gold medalist and beyond are

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