PLANT CITY, Fla. — Two of the outfielders are missing legs. One lost his hand and the other plays without his whole left arm and shoulder. All of the infielders are missing at least one of their legs.
But after an inning or two, nobody feels sorry for the members of the Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team. Most of them relying on high-tech prosthetics, these guys hit the ball hard, run fast and make acrobatic plays in the field.
The team of Marine and Army combat veterans has been together about 10 months, barnstorming the country and compiling a 14-13 record heading into Sunday's charity game against a team of first responders in Orange County, Calif.
At their games, kids ask for their autographs, women hug them and veterans pump their hands in gratitude.