Press
Release
City of Fullerton
Public Information Office

303 W. Commonwealth
Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone: (714) 738-6317

10/23/2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE #15212
Subject :

Jim Abbott to Speak at Fullerton Public Library
Contact :Fullerton Library    714-738-6326
Fullerton City Manager’s Office    (714) 738-6317

Jim Abbott is remarkable. Playing professional baseball is enough to make you stand out from the crowd, but making the big leagues when you were born with only one hand? That’s one in a couple billion.

On Sunday, November 4th, Jim Abbott will share his extraordinary story at Fullerton Public Library’s Conference Center. The free event will take place at the Annual Meeting of the Friends of Fullerton Public Library. He will sign copies of his new biography, “Imperfect” after his talk.

          “It is an honor to host Jim,” said the President of the Friends of the Library Virginia Nelson.

          Abbott has a bevy of accomplishments to his name: he won the Sullivan Award in 1987; was the pitcher for the Gold Medal Olympic Team in 1988; and threw a 4-0 no-hitter for the New York Yankees versus Cleveland (September 4, 1993). Jim played for 10 seasons on 4 different teams and ended his big league playing career in 1999.

For more information contact Fullerton Public Library at 714-738-6326. If you require accommodations to attend this event, you are requested to contact library staff at 714-738-6327 before November 3rd.



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