Hailey Dawson, who will throw out a World Series first pitch, met Jim Abbott
7-year-old Hailey Dawson is a girl on a mission: She wants to throw out a first pitch at every Major League stadium. That journey will take her to the World Series, where she will throw out the first pitch prior to Game 4 (Oct. 28 on FOX). Hailey was born without three fingers on her throwing hand, so she throws thanks to a 3D-printed hand.
On Friday, Hailey got to meet former Major League pitcher Jim Abbott, who pitched over 1000 innings in the show despite being born without a right hand.
While Hailey was thrilled to meet Abbott, the former pitcher also was inspired by the meeting:
Can't wait to watch Hailey throw out the first pitch at the World Series! What a pleasure to meet this fierce young lady https://t.co/Su9SSanReW- Jim Abbott (@jabbottum31) October 7, 2017
While Hailey Dawson continues to realize her dreams and meet her heroes, we'll --- along with Abbott -- marvel at her ferocity.