HARRISBURG -- Jim Abbott brought his remarkable story to Harrisburg and even spent a few moments with the Senators.
Abbott spoke to some players and the team's coaches Tuesday at Metro Bank Park before Harrisburg's scheduled game against Erie. The game was postponed due to rain.
He also signed some autographs and took a few pictures with members of the team's front office.
Abbott, who was born without a right hand, pitched ten years in the major leagues after being selected in the first round of the 1988 draft. He went directly from the University of Michigan to the California Angels, skipping the minors entirely.
He story of determination and courage has inspired millions. He said he really noticed the impact he had on others when he first reached the big leagues.
"Going to Yankee Stadium or Fenway Park or Texas or Anaheim, (I noticed) families started coming to the ballparks," Abbott told CBS 21 News Sports Director Jason Bristol. "Families with little boys or girls facing challenges, similar to mine.
"And in a lot of cases, way worse than mine."
Abbott was in Harrisburg to be the guest speaker at the PA Industries for the Blind and Handicapped (PIBH) Nettie Mann Achievement Awards Dinner, which honors 24 outstanding workers for their success on job, while overcoming a disability.
He also has a newly-released book, "An Improbable Life."