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Foot Pitcher

By Precious Sanders @pdsanders99

I’ve had a few posts lately talking about switch pitchers, which is, without a doubt, a difficult skill to develop.  But what about pitching with one’s feet?  That’s exactly what Tom Willis did on Monday, when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch at AT&T Park.

Inspirational Tom Willis tosses ceremonial first-pitch strike – with his foot:

— MLB (@MLB) June 16, 2015

Born without arms, Willis has learned to function by relying on his feet.  And, as we can see, he’s learned to do quite a bit that way.  Not only did his toss make it to the catcher on the fly, it also appears to be a strike.

As it turns out, this wasn’t Tom Willis’s first go at this kind of thing.  On May 27, 2008, he had the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at a Padres game.  Looks like he’s been putting in some work on his location since then.

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