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As part of his "Pitch for Awareness" national tour, Tom Willis will throw out the first pitch at tonight's Dodgers/Padres game. He'll do so with one of his feet, on account of the fact that he was born without arms. ("I don't have the greatest pitching speed in the world. My style is heave it and pray.")


He did the very same when the Nationals visited San Diego in 2008. And in Cleveland. And in Cincinnati. And in St. Louis.

Illustration for article titled Armless Man To Throw Ceremonial First Pitch At Tonights Dodgers Game

Says Willis, who hopes to do so at each and every MLB stadium, "I want to raise people's awareness of the abilities of a person with a disability. Not to focus on what they can't do but on what they can do."

Noble goal. It's the perfect location, too. No place on Earth is more accepting of people from different backgrounds, and with different interests, than Dodger Stadium.

A special first pitch at Dodger Stadium [Fox Sports]

Welcome To Tom's Feet Productions [TomsFeet]

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