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Juneau's baseball son returns to his roots

...best days of his life: "When my daughter was born (July 24, 2004), my wedding day (Jan. 29, 2004), when I met Jim Abbott (January 2001) and sitting there that first game," Bentz said.Abbott was Bentz's idol. During the 2001 Major...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-26/juneaus-baseball-son-returns-his-roots
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One-handed MMA fighter looks for championship win

...Newell has made enough of a name for himself that he struck up a friendship with one-handed former major league pitch Jim Abbott. Newell once camped out over a dugout as kid to meet his childhood hero. Now, he's the one who's become a role...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-04/one-handed-mma-fighter-looks-champions
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Juneau lefty something special

...hand. As the boy, watching raptly, quickly noticed, it was the only way the pitcher could catch the ball. It was Jim Abbott, an Angels rookie in 1989, whose left arm was his only good one. Just like the boy's. "When I saw him transfer...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052001/Spo_Lefty.html
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Bentz continues to inspire

...in Major League Baseball history to make it to the big leagues without one of his hands, the other being his mentor, Jim Abbott. At 30 years old, Bentz tried something new this year - Div. III college football in Vermont. And he's done quite...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111210/spo_735052024.shtml
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...hand. As the boy, watching raptly, quickly noticed, it was the only way the pitcher could catch the ball. It was Jim Abbott, an Angels rookie in 1989, whose left arm was his only good one. Just like the boy's. "When I saw him transfer...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052001/Spo_Lefty.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...feature story, called ³The Next Jim Abbott?² Plus there was a radio interview...site, and another interview with Jim Abbott where Bentz¹s prospects were discussed...Cleveland Indians. ³I like Jim Abbott and I like what he represented...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060501/Spo_Bentz.shtml
Bentz learning ways of pitching

...an Alaskan. He had mowed down the competition pretty much everywhere he pitched. And like former major-league star Jim Abbott, Bentz was born with only one hand. He went into his windup, threw and shifted his glove from right to left in order...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061900/Spo_bentz.html
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...an Alaskan. He had mowed down the competition pretty much everywhere he pitched. And like former major-league star Jim Abbott, Bentz was born with only one hand. He went into his windup, threw and shifted his glove from right to left in order...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061900/Spo_bentz.shtml
Bentz trying to get back to the bigs

...haven't had to face. Bentz was born without a fully formed right hand, and therefore pitches similar to ex-big leaguer Jim Abbott, who was born without his right hand. After each pitch Bentz quickly slips his left hand into his glove, should the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060906/spo_20060609036.shtml
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...University sophomore left-handed pitcher Chad Bentz of Juneau is featured in a pre-draft article called, "The next Jim Abbott?" on Major League Baseball's official Web site, http://www.mlb.com. Bentz, whose 49ers were eliminated...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/053001/Spo_Blackhurst.shtml

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