Armless Man Wants to Throw First Pitch At Every Major League Ballpark
Armless man Tom Willis is well on his way to achieving his dream of throwing the first pitch at every major league ballpark in the country. INSIDE EDITION was there for his pitch in New York.
It may be hard to imagine a man with no arms throwing out the first pitch at a Major League Baseball game, but it has happened.
The man is Tom Willis, and he does not know the meaning of the word "impossible.”
Willis told INSIDE EDITION, "I was born without arms, so I had to do learn to use my feet to do everything in my life. From writing, driving, and now even pitch a baseball!"
That's right, pitching a baseball. He taught himself to grip the ball in his toes and throw.
One day, the San Diego, California, man had an idea—to throw out the first pitch at a Major League Baseball game, a distance of 60’ 6.”
"It's important for me to do this. It is important for the people in the stands to see this. To see a person without arms doing something they could never imagine was possible,” said Willis.
And he made it happen. So far, he has visited 19 Major League ballparks to throw out the first pitch.
INSIDE EDITION joined him for his latest challenge—the first pitch at the New York Mets' Citi Field.
Willis’ big moment arrived and he threw the ball. It got to the plate and bounced. It wasn't perfect, but as Willis can tell you, life isn't perfect and you've just got to get out there and keep pitching.
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