Jim Abbott To Throw Out First Pitch On DisAbilities Awareness Night

By Inland Empire 66ers | April 26, 2017 1:27 PM

SAN BERNARDINO, CA - April 26th, 2017 - For the Inland Empire 66ers (Class-A Affiliate Los Angeles Angels)          6th Annual DisAbilities Awareness Night, they will have former Angels pitcher Jim Abbott throw out the ceremonial first pitch. On this night, the 66ers will also be giving away a limited supply of bobbleheads of Abbott's likeness.

Jim Abbott was born September 19, 1967, in Flint, Michigan without a right hand. He was an All-America hurler at the University of Michigan; won the Sullivan Award for the Nation's Best Amateur Athlete in 1987; was a pitcher for the Gold Medal Olympic Team in 1988; drafted by the California Angels in the 1st Round of the 1988 MLB Amateur Draft; made his professional debut on April 8th, 1989; and threw a 4-0 no-hitter for the New York Yankees versus Cleveland (September 4, 1993). Jim played for 10 seasons on 4 different teams and ended his big league playing career in 1999.

WHEN: Saturday, April 29th, 2017

TIME: Pre-game baseball clinic for anyone with a disability of any kind put on by 66ers players starts at 4:00pm

  • Main gates open at 5:00pm
  • Inland empire 66ers vs Lake Elsinore Storm game starts at 6:05pm

***All times are Pacific Standard Time***

WHERE: San Manuel Stadium 280 South E Street, San Bernardino, CA 92401

MORE: Fans can find a full listing of the 66ers Promotional Schedule as well as purchase discounted season tickets or group tickets on the new and improved 66ers.com. They can also secure their seats by calling the 66ers front office at 909-888-9922.

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