Able to Play. Overcoming Physical Challenges by Glenn Stout

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By Glenn Stout

Able to Play stocks the inspiring tales of 4 baseball gamers. Mordecai "Three Finger"

Brown, Ron Santo, Jim Abbott, and Curtis satisfaction confronted actual demanding situations other

players did not have. With decision and guts, they did not simply triumph over; they

excelled. This e-book is a game-changing social gathering of overcoming odds.

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The doctor understood Ron's concerns and promised to keep his secret. But Suker didn't travel with the team on road trips, so just before the start of the regular season he told his roommate, catcher Cuno Barragan. Ron explained that he had to carry insulin and syringes with him so he could take his daily shot, and told Cuno about his symptoms. The young catcher understood. " Barragan kept a close watch on Ron over the course of the year, and if he thought Ron was looking a little pale, he would remind him to have a piece of candy.

After a few years Mordecai was one of the best players in Nyesville and one of the best players on the mine team. Sometimes his boss at the mine would even hire another man to do Mordecai's job to give him more time to play ball. He was soon recruited to play for the Coxville Reds in the nearby mining town of Coxville. Although Mordecai wasn't a professional ballplayer who earned his living entirely from baseball, he had become what is known as a semi-professional, a ballplayer who was given a job and paid a small sum of money to play baseball after work.

In the summer of 1958 the eighteen-year-old native of Seattle, Washington, had recently graduated from Franklin High School where he had been one of the greatest high school athletes in Washington state history. Santo earned six varsity letters as a member of the Franklin Quakers football and basketball teams, but baseball was his best sport. A catcher, he was named to the All City team three times and led his team to three straight league championships. His high school career culminated when he was named to the Hearst High School All-Star team and traveled to New York City to play in a high school all-star game at the Polo Grounds, then the home of the New York Giants of the National League.

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