One-Armed Middle School Catcher Is Freaking Amazing (Videos)

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Catcher is one of the most challenging positions in baseball. It’s even more challenging with only one arm. Or at least, you would assume it’s even more challenging. Luke Perry, a 14-year-old at Cornersville Middle School in Cornersville, Tennessee, makes it look downright easy.

Perry lost his right arm to an infection when he was an infant. However, that hasn’t stopped him from becoming one of the most outstanding players on his school’s baseball team.

“I don’t even think about it,” Perry told The Tennessean when asked what it’s like to play without his right arm. “Fans tell me, ‘You’re an inspiration.’ They want me to go a long ways.”

I’m glad you’re humble, kid. But you most certainly are an inspiration.

Take a look:

Not surprisingly, even opposing coaches are gushing about this kid:

It’s obviously way too early to be talking about a future in baseball. Hitting is always going to be an issue for Luke. But damn that’s a pretty smooth transition from catching to throwing.

Jim Abbott made the majors as a one-handed pitcher. I certainly wouldn’t bet against this kid.

Hat Tip – [theScore]

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