Jim Abbott

Jim Abbott has retired as Athletic Director

OCU will be searching for a new athletic director. On December 21, 2021, Jim Abbott officially retired. Abbott announced his retirement back in August. After thirty years in athletics and higher education administration, he says that he “wouldn’t change anything” about his career. He says that his...
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Pitcher Jim Abbott, born without right hand, makes MLB debut

On April 8, 1989, California Angels rookie pitcher Jim Abbott, who was born without a right hand, makes his Major League Baseball debut in a 7-0 loss to the Seattle Mariners. His debut generates a buzz throughout the sports world. "Maybe I was unnerved by all the attention," Abbott tells reporters afterward.