Watch: One-Armed Baseball Player Steps Up to the Plate and Launches Epic Blast


In a word, this is awesome.

Tommy Morrissey, a 7-year-old Little Leaguer from St. Louis, hit a home run in his opening game of the 2019 season.

Did I mention that he only has one arm?

Tommy was born without most of his right arm, but that has not slowed him down at all.

As this video shows, he blasted a pitch over the left fielder’s head:

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Tommy bats from the right side of the plate and swings with his left arm.

Last week, he was invited to visit the St. Louis Cardinals at spring training in Jupiter, Florida, where he got a chance to show off his hitting skills, reported UPI.

Tommy took pitches from former Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter, which he said was a “blessing.”

“All the guys were super cool!” he said in the post.

Tommy is no slouch in the field, either.

Not only does Tommy excel at baseball, he’s also a pretty good golfer.

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He was featured in a story last summer on for his impressive golf skills.

“Tommy Morrissey is a better golfer with one hand, than most people with two,” Alex Thomas wrote on “Tommy proved that once again with an absolutely beautiful shot at The Cradle, Pinehurst Resort’s short course. Tommy’s gap wedge from about 65 yards fell within 6 inches of an ace, for one of the easiest birdies of his short career.”

Tommy has been playing golf since he was 3, an even got a chance to putt with Tiger Woods, according to

Kudos, Tommy. You are truly an inspiration.

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Dave is a lifelong sports fan who has been writing for The Wildcard since 2017. He has been a writer for more than 20 years for a variety of publications.
Dave has been writing about sports for The Wildcard since 2017. He's been a reporter and editor for over 20 years, covering everything from sports to financial news. In addition to writing for The Wildcard, Dave has covered mutual funds for Pensions and Investments, meetings and conventions, money market funds, personal finance, associations, and he currently covers financial regulations and the energy sector for Macallan Communications. He has won awards for both news and sports reporting.
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