High school catcher doesn’t need two arms

Jim Abbott proved some years ago that you could make it to Major League Baseball as a pitcher without one hand. He even pitched a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians in 1993.

But can you be a catcher with just one arm?

This tweet of catcher Luke Terry is blowing up the InterTubes today.

He’s a 15-year-old high school catcher in Lewisburg, Tenn., who lost his arm because of e. coli when he was just 19 months old.

He catches and throws so quickly, you have to look closely to see what’s going on, the Daily Tennessean noted in its profile of him last year.

“I don’t even think about it,” Luke said. “Fans tell me, ‘You’re an inspiration.’ They want me to go a long ways.”

He’s already worked out with the Baltimore Orioles.

(h/t: Paul Tosto)

  • Deborah Sewell

    There’s a catcher who plays for Onamia High School who only has one arm. He plays basketball too. Pretty amazing to watch.