Inspiring America: One-Armed Baseball Player Dares To Dream | NBC News


ON HOW HE IS “INSPIRING AMERICA.”>>Reporter: ON THE BASEBALL DIAMOND, LUKE TERRY SPARKLES LIKE FEW OTHERS. GOLD GLOVE. QUICK FEET. CARRIES A BIG STICK. PRETTY GOOD ARM, TOO. THING IS, IT’S HIS ONLY ARM. AND AS THE GUY BEHIND THE PLATE, HE’S CATCHING EVERYTHING THROWN HIS WAY. ON AND OFF THE FIELD.>>YOU CALL PITCHES. HOW DO YOU MANAGE TO DO THAT WITH YOUR GLOVE ON? YOU MOUTH IT? OR HOW DO YOU SIGN?>>THERE’S LIKE A SECRET SIGN WE DO.>>YOU CAN’T TELL ME, RIGHT?>>NO.>>Reporter: WHEN HE WAS 19 MONTHS OLD, HE LOST HIS RIGHT ARM TO AN E. COLI INFECTION, FLAT LINING THREE TIMES. BEATING THE ODDS THEN AND BEATING THEM EVER SINCE. FISHING, HUNTING AND FOUR-WHEELING JUST LIKE ANY AVERAGE KID. AND FROM A YOUNG AGE DETERMINED TO PLAY BASEBALL LIKE THE REST OF HIS FAMILY.>>MY GRANDDADDY PLAYED IT. MY DAD PLAYED IT. WE ALWAYS LIKED IT.>>Reporter: NOW 15, HE HOPES TO PLAY LONG INTO THE FUTURE. ALWAYS TEACHING HIMSELF NEW TRICKS, LIKE HIS SIGNATURE QUICK CHANGE MOVE. CATCH, RELEASE, THROW.>>HE TAUGHT HIMSELF. HE KIND OF GOT ON YOUTUBE AND WATCHED SOME STUFF AND WENT TO PRACTICE ONE DAY. I LOOKED, AND HE’S DOING SOMETHING NEW. OH, MY GOODNESS.>>Reporter: AROUND HERE, LUKE IS A STANDOUT FOR SURE. NOT BECAUSE OF WHAT’S MISSING, BUT WHAT HE HAS.>>HE JUST IS A GOOD BALL PLAYER. I MEAN, NOTHING TO DO WITH THE ONE ARM. HE’S JUST A GOOD BASEBALL PLAYER.>>COMPARED TO ANYBODY ELSE ON THIS FIELD, HE’S PROBABLY THE MOST COMPETITIVE OF ANYBODY. HE KILLS FOR THE GAME. LOVES IT.>>Reporter: A BALLPLAYER’S BALL PLAYER.>>HE DOESN’T LET ANYTHING HOLD HIM BACK.>>ONE, TWO, THREE,

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  1. LUKE TERRY GIVE NEW MEANING TO ALL OR NOTHING! from the May 15th Prophecy Video https://youtu.be/FxG89qldxLo

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