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:
Tommy bats from the right side of the plate and swings with his left arm.
Tommy took pitches from former Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter, which he said was a “blessing.”
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What a blessing to hang with @cardinals yesterday at #springtraining . #cyyoung Pitcher #ChrisCarpenter threw me a few which was a major hi-light and #MikeMaddux reminded me to #workhard and #pickuptheballs . All the guys were super cool! A special thanks to #mikeschildt for making it happen! Can’t wait to watch a few games at @rdcstadium #THANKYOU #mlb @rawlingssg
“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.
⛳ 7-year-old Tommy Morrissey was born with one arm and can hit a golf ball better than most adults…
— The Range Manchester (@therangemcr) August 24, 2018
He was featured in a story last summer on PGA.com for his impressive golf skills.
“Tommy Morrissey is a better golfer with one hand, than most people with two,” Alex Thomas wrote on PGA.com. “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 PGA.com.
Kudos, Tommy. You are truly an inspiration.
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