For Jim, no obstacle is too big to overcome. In 1995, he was the winner of the Hutch Award.
In addition to his baseball legacy, Jim has worked with the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy on several initiatives that encourage businesses to hire people with disabilities.
Today, in addition to serving as a guest pitching instructor during spring training for the Los Angeles Angels, Jim is a motivational speaker. His story has been featured in Time and Sports Illustrated; and he has appeared on ESPN, Good Morning America, and CNN. In October 2018, a new documentary on his inspiring life, “Set Apart: The Jim Abbott Story” premiered on FOX.
Today, Jim lives in California with his wife and two children and their dog. They still spend their summers in Michigan with Jim’s parents, visiting family and friends and enjoying the lakes.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is honored to welcome Jim Abbott as our keynote guest for the 2019 Hutch Award Luncheon.