By Mike Williamson – firstname.lastname@example.org
Chelsea’s Carson Robinson has always been a Jim Abbott fan since he was a little boy.
Robinson was born without a left hand and grew up idolizing Abbott, who grew up without a right hand, but proved all naysayers wrong by attending the University of Michigan, playing on the U.S. National baseball team and a major league baseball pitcher that threw a no-hitter for the New York Yankees.
He and his parents Chris and Jeanette had contacted Abbott several times asking for tips about playing baseball with one arm and his girlfriend had even surprised Robinson by having Abbott do a Promposal for Carson back in April.
Robinson got a bigger surprise when Fox Sports contacted him and asked if he would be interviewed for a television special about Abbott on the 25th anniversary of his no-hitter.
Carson obliged and Fox sent cameras and did five hours of filming with Robinson.
The producers contacted him and his family saying he would be in the television special.
Robinson appears on the one-hour special twice, being interviewed and showing him pitching off of the mound in his Chelsea baseball uniform
The special, Set Apart: The Jim Abbott Story aired on Fox networks Sunday, October 14. It may air on repeats on Fox Sports 1, but it can be seen online at FoxSports.com.