The Arm from Lunenburg County

From the June issue of Virginia Living, the story of Charlie Montgomery, who excelled at many thing, including baseball, despite having only one arm!

The arm went when it “got in the way of a load of shot” when the 16-year-old Charlie was hunting, but still people said he could do “anything with that right hand that you can do with both of yours.” He amazed onlookers as he would “pick up a hot ground ball with his gloved hand, toss it deftly into the air, and, after shedding the glove with a flip, catch it again and peg that old apple in to nab a runner at the plate.”

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