One-armed baseball catcher Luke Terry will blow your mind
If you watched Luke Terry playing baseball from a distance, you may not even notice that there is something a bit special about the way he swings a bat or throws the ball back to the pitcher while he’s behind the plate. Somehow, Terry finds a way to keep up with his peers despite only having one arm.
Over the weekend, a video of Terry catching for his high school team in Tennessee went viral. When you see the incredible way he gets the ball back to the mound and around the diamond, you’ll understand why.
This is absolutely amazing. This is my buddy’s son up to bat but please watch the catcher. Let’s make this guy known! pic.twitter.com/M6goz7VYa1
— Tony Austin ™ (@TonyAustin_10) April 1, 2018
Big shout out to cornersville's middle school catcher. With the use of one arm, this guy is getting it done. What a stud. pic.twitter.com/4rhPycFGyY
— Travis Holland (@tholland25) April 13, 2017
As Tony Kreager of The Tennesseean noted in a feature last year, Terry had his right arm amputated after he contracted E. coli when he was 19 months old. His mother, Dana Terry, says Luke flatlined on the operating table three times.
“I don’t even think about it,” Luke Terry said of only having one arm. “Fans tell me, ‘You’re an inspiration.’ They want me to go a long ways.”
Luke’s coaches and teammates say he is one of the best and most competitive players they have been around. It’s clear his place on the team has nothing to do with the fact that he is missing his right arm. Considering what one of the top prospects in the NFL Draft has accomplished despite having a similar condition, the future for Terry looks plenty bright.