Sport: One-Armed Outfielder

Back in the '80s, U.S. baseball fans were spellbound by a one-armed pitcher named Hugh Dailey. Playing big-league ball, Dailey once struck out 19 batters in one game—a record that still stands. Last week turnstiles in the Class C Canadian-American League were clicking because of another one-armed ballplayer: 26-year-old Peter Gray, center fielder for the Three Rivers (Quebec) club.

Peter Gray lost his right arm (well above the elbow) in an automobile accident when he was six. Despite his handicap, he was leading his league last week in both batting (.393) and fielding (1.000)....

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