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  • Wikipedia:Jim_Abbott
  • Former major league baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees and California Angles.
  • Pitched with United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States in Olympics.
  • Pitched in Cuba (also known as CUB) Flag of Cuba.
  • Released at age 30 from the Angles. 
  • Wrote, Imperfect. An Improbable Life (book) in 2016. Wrote the book with Tim Brown.
  • Pitched a full-game no-hitter in Yankee Stadium with the New York Yankees.
  • Grew up in Flint, Michigan, a town he loves.
  • Attended and played baseball at the University of Michigan.
  • James Anthony Abbott (born September 19, 1967) is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher, who played despite having been born without a right hand. He played 10 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the California Angels, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, and Milwaukee Brewers, from 1989 to 1999.