Middle school catcher Luke Terry lost his arm as a baby, but he can still throw out runners
Major League Baseball has seen a couple of players with one arm. Pitcher Jim Abbott is the most recent player to do so, but back in 1945, Pete Gray played outfield for the St. Louis Browns despite having lost his right arm in a truck accident as a child.
Luke Terry, a catcher for Cornersville Middle School's baseball team in Tennessee, is trying to follow in Gray and Abbott's footsteps. He had his right arm amputated at 19 months due to complications from an infection, but he hasn't let that deter him from playing baseball.
You may be wonder how Terry can both catch the ball and control the running game. Here's how:
Big shout out to cornersville's middle school catcher. With the use of one arm, this guy is getting it done. What a stud. pic.twitter.com/4rhPycFGyY- Travis Holland (@tholland25) April 13, 2017
He hits third in the Cornersville lineup, indicating that he can contribute at the plate as well. Terry clearly can compete with his peers, just a bit differently.
MLB.com also reached out to Abbott to get his thoughts on Terry's baseball aspirations: