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By Chris Epting | April 11, 2012
I'm not sure I ever rooted harder for anyone in Angel Stadium than Jim Abbott. But how could you not? The handsome, fresh-faced kid with the winning smile was an Olympian, a fierce competitor and an all-round athlete. Oh, and he was born with just one hand. But that's not what made him special. To watch Abbott pitch, win or lose, was always a positive life lesson. He did things we'd never seen before - he was someone you'd tell your kids about. Adding to his impressive gifts on the field was his well-known reputation off the field for always making himself available to encourage kids who had similar (or not-so-similar)
SPORTS
August 1, 2013
Former Major League Baseball pitcher Jim Abbott, a Newport Beach resident, will be the keynote speaker at the annual luncheon held by KidWorks, a Santa Ana-based non-profit charity that serves at-risk children, teens and families. Abbott, who was born without a right hand, will tell his inspiring story during the KidWorks' Foundation for Success fundraising luncheon on Nov. 14 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Santa Ana at 11:30 a.m. Tickets for the event, which will raise funds for life-changing afterschool programs offered at the KidWorks Dan Donahue Center, will be available for sale in mid-September.
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By Matt Szabo | March 10, 2012
NEWPORT BEACH - Opening Day was a special one for Newport Beach Little League. It was a special day when the ceremonial first pitch could be thrown by a boy, Harry Dill, who just four months ago discovered he had a brain tumor. It was a special day when that first pitch could be caught by a man, Jim Abbott, who was born without a right hand but went on to have a distinguished professional career. It was a special day when another boy, Julian Dunn, who less than two years ago was given just a 20% chance of surviving cancer, could make his baseball debut.
NEWS
March 3, 2001
Jim Abbott, the baseball star and Anaheim Angel who inspired fans by making it to the major league despite having only one hand, was supposed to speak today to hundreds of eager kids. But continuing rain in the area forced board members of the Newport Harbor Baseball Assn. to tone down their usual opening day ceremonies. Along with Abbott, a parade of the association's 650 players around Mariners Field and a picnic have been canceled, said Kim Christensen, the association's president.
SPORTS
November 29, 2013
The KidWorks Foundation For Success Luncheon, which featured keynote speaker Jim Abbott, raised $550,000 net Nov. 14 at the Santa Ana Double Tree Hotel. Abbott, a former Major League Baseball pitcher and a Newport Beach resident, delivered an inspirational message to a crowd that included business leaders, civic servants, educators and sports celebrities. Pat and Paula Donahue were credited for underwriting of the event. Funds raised support educational enrichment for children of Central Santa Ana who live in neighborhoods that has a presence of gangs.
NEWS
January 1, 2000
(Part VI) OTHERS Jim Abbott Lynn Adams Hank Adler Dan Aldrich Jerry Anderson Paul Anderson Barry Asher Syd Ball tennis Ted Bandaruk Jirka Batlik R.E. 'Gene' Baum Nick Becker Danny Bibb Jeff Bickmore Billy Blanton Ila Borders Greg Boyer Charlie Brande Bud Browne Al Carlson Brian Carlson Kevin Carlson Andy Carey ...
NEWS
March 3, 2002
Steve Virgen COSTA MESA - Mother Nature played nice with families of the Newport Harbor Baseball Association and they took advantage. Last year, their Opening Day festivities were rained out. However, this time around, clear skies and sunny weather served as the perfect background for an eventful Opening Day for the NHBA Saturday at Mariners Park. NHBA President Kim Christensen went all out and helped produce a carnival, parade and a featured speaker: Jim Abbott, the former Major League Baseball pitcher who was born without a right hand.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | November 6, 2013
The scoreboard at Angel Stadium provided several highlights on Saturday. It wasn't because score was kept, even though there were plenty of runs scored. Many looked at the scoreboard because of the images on the Jumbotron. There were smiles and unique actions that made many tear up. Something special always seems to occur at the Bank of America Orange County Little League Challenger Classic, a baseball event that is big-time for special-needs children. On that Jumbotron many saw a kid who pointed his bat deep to the outfield like Babe Ruth once did. Another child moved to first base on his wheelchair guided by a buddy from a local Little League team.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | April 14, 2012
Jim Abbott's story goes beyond baseball. He's seen further proof of this after writing his new book, "Imperfect: An Improbable life. " The famous former pitcher born without a right hand has served as an inspiration for many. That was seen at the Bella Terra Barnes & Noble Saturday afternoon during Abbott's book signing. Shortly after talking about his book, Abbott, a Newport Beach resident, met a boy who was thrilled to meet his hero. Aaron West, a 6-year-old dressed in a baseball uniform, made a simple statement in his small little voice shortly after meeting Abbott.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | October 30, 2013
Last month, Jim Abbott visited KidWorks in Santa Ana. Abbott, the former Major League Baseball pitcher, says he stays busy these days, speaking to various people and motivating many about the story of his life and about succeeding despite being born without a right hand. The Newport Beach resident has fast become known for someone who gives back and does his best to help others in Orange County. So it makes sense that he was at KidWorks, the non-profit charity that serves at-risk children, teens and families.
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November 29, 2013
The KidWorks Foundation For Success Luncheon, which featured keynote speaker Jim Abbott, raised $550,000 net Nov. 14 at the Santa Ana Double Tree Hotel. Abbott, a former Major League Baseball pitcher and a Newport Beach resident, delivered an inspirational message to a crowd that included business leaders, civic servants, educators and sports celebrities. Pat and Paula Donahue were credited for underwriting of the event. Funds raised support educational enrichment for children of Central Santa Ana who live in neighborhoods that has a presence of gangs.
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By Steve Virgen | November 6, 2013
The scoreboard at Angel Stadium provided several highlights on Saturday. It wasn't because score was kept, even though there were plenty of runs scored. Many looked at the scoreboard because of the images on the Jumbotron. There were smiles and unique actions that made many tear up. Something special always seems to occur at the Bank of America Orange County Little League Challenger Classic, a baseball event that is big-time for special-needs children. On that Jumbotron many saw a kid who pointed his bat deep to the outfield like Babe Ruth once did. Another child moved to first base on his wheelchair guided by a buddy from a local Little League team.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | October 30, 2013
Last month, Jim Abbott visited KidWorks in Santa Ana. Abbott, the former Major League Baseball pitcher, says he stays busy these days, speaking to various people and motivating many about the story of his life and about succeeding despite being born without a right hand. The Newport Beach resident has fast become known for someone who gives back and does his best to help others in Orange County. So it makes sense that he was at KidWorks, the non-profit charity that serves at-risk children, teens and families.
SPORTS
August 1, 2013
Former Major League Baseball pitcher Jim Abbott, a Newport Beach resident, will be the keynote speaker at the annual luncheon held by KidWorks, a Santa Ana-based non-profit charity that serves at-risk children, teens and families. Abbott, who was born without a right hand, will tell his inspiring story during the KidWorks' Foundation for Success fundraising luncheon on Nov. 14 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Santa Ana at 11:30 a.m. Tickets for the event, which will raise funds for life-changing afterschool programs offered at the KidWorks Dan Donahue Center, will be available for sale in mid-September.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | April 14, 2012
Jim Abbott's story goes beyond baseball. He's seen further proof of this after writing his new book, "Imperfect: An Improbable life. " The famous former pitcher born without a right hand has served as an inspiration for many. That was seen at the Bella Terra Barnes & Noble Saturday afternoon during Abbott's book signing. Shortly after talking about his book, Abbott, a Newport Beach resident, met a boy who was thrilled to meet his hero. Aaron West, a 6-year-old dressed in a baseball uniform, made a simple statement in his small little voice shortly after meeting Abbott.
SPORTS
By Chris Epting | April 11, 2012
I'm not sure I ever rooted harder for anyone in Angel Stadium than Jim Abbott. But how could you not? The handsome, fresh-faced kid with the winning smile was an Olympian, a fierce competitor and an all-round athlete. Oh, and he was born with just one hand. But that's not what made him special. To watch Abbott pitch, win or lose, was always a positive life lesson. He did things we'd never seen before - he was someone you'd tell your kids about. Adding to his impressive gifts on the field was his well-known reputation off the field for always making himself available to encourage kids who had similar (or not-so-similar)
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | March 10, 2012
NEWPORT BEACH - Opening Day was a special one for Newport Beach Little League. It was a special day when the ceremonial first pitch could be thrown by a boy, Harry Dill, who just four months ago discovered he had a brain tumor. It was a special day when that first pitch could be caught by a man, Jim Abbott, who was born without a right hand but went on to have a distinguished professional career. It was a special day when another boy, Julian Dunn, who less than two years ago was given just a 20% chance of surviving cancer, could make his baseball debut.
NEWS
March 3, 2002
Steve Virgen COSTA MESA - Mother Nature played nice with families of the Newport Harbor Baseball Association and they took advantage. Last year, their Opening Day festivities were rained out. However, this time around, clear skies and sunny weather served as the perfect background for an eventful Opening Day for the NHBA Saturday at Mariners Park. NHBA President Kim Christensen went all out and helped produce a carnival, parade and a featured speaker: Jim Abbott, the former Major League Baseball pitcher who was born without a right hand.
NEWS
March 3, 2001
Jim Abbott, the baseball star and Anaheim Angel who inspired fans by making it to the major league despite having only one hand, was supposed to speak today to hundreds of eager kids. But continuing rain in the area forced board members of the Newport Harbor Baseball Assn. to tone down their usual opening day ceremonies. Along with Abbott, a parade of the association's 650 players around Mariners Field and a picnic have been canceled, said Kim Christensen, the association's president.
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