Imperfect: An Improbable Life

Jim Abbott


“Honest, touching, and fantastically rendered . . . way over a publication approximately baseball, it's a deeply felt tale of triumph and failure, desires and disappointments. Jim Abbott has hurled one other gem.”—Jonathan Eig, New York Times bestselling writer of Luckiest Man
 
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Born with no correct hand, Jim Abbott dreamed of sometime being a very good athlete. Raised in Flint, Michigan, via mom and dad who inspired him to compete, Jim may develop into an ace pitcher for the college of Michigan. yet his trip used to be purely starting: via twenty-one, he’d gained the gold medal video game on the 1988 Olympics and—without spending an afternoon within the minor leagues—cracked the beginning rotation of the California Angels. In 1991, he could end 3rd within the balloting for the Cy younger Award. years later, he might don Yankee pinstripes and pitch some of the most dramatic no-hitters in major-league history.
 
during this sincere and insightful publication, Jim Abbott unearths the demanding situations he confronted in turning into an elite pitcher, the insecurities he handled in a existence spent because the assorted one, and the serious emotion generated via his encounters with disabled young children from round the state. With a riveting pitch-by-pitch account of his no-hitter delivering definitely the right body for his tale, this targeted athlete deals readers a rare and unforgettable memoir.
 
“Compelling . . . [a] big-hearted memoir.”—Los Angeles Times
 
“Inspirational.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
 
contains an unique dialog among Jim Abbott and Tim Brown behind the booklet.

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