1989 Headline: Abbott Makes Major League Debut!!!
On this day in 1989 Jim Abbott made his major league debut with the California Angels.
Prior to this day, Abbott had already conquered Little League, High School baseball, Collegiate Baseball, and even The Olympics. Yet this day stands alone. On this day he stood toe to toe with the best baseball players in the world and was their peer. Disability or not, he made it to the major leagues defying odds and hurdling obstacle after obstacle that was thrown his way.
On the day, and in front of more than 46,000 fans in attendance, Abbott got hit pretty hard by the Mariners. Going just 4 2/3 innings, he allowed 6 hits and 6 runs. He took a loss and the team lost the game 7-0.
Mr. Jim Abbott – A true baseball hero and icon!!!!