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Baseball Star Without Right Hand Shows the Boys Why They Shouldn’t Underestimate Her


Brittany Apgar isn’t like most of her teammates. The 11-year-old has played baseball with a team of boys since she was a toddler. But that’s not the only thing that makes Apgar special. She’s a terrific pitcher who was born without a right hand.

Apgar plays in the Greensboro’s Parks and Recreation “Bronco Divison,” and she’s on all-star and travel teams in Greensboro, North Carolina, according to NBC. The seventh grader bats with a prosthesis, and with the help of her dad and coach Tom Apgar, she’s adapted a pitching technique from Jim Abbott, a one-handed professional baseball player.

“It was a goal to get people to accept me for who I am and to know that they won’t take me for anybody different,” Apgar told NBC.

Check her out in the video below: