Deaf Little Leaguer Throws Perfect Game

My 11 year-old nephew threw a perfect game in Little League a few weeks back and Newsday wrote about it it today.

It was a Sunday afternoon, the fourth inning and it would be the last pitch of the game. As he prepared his delivery, Thomas recalled, “I closed my eyes and prayed to God saying, I hope this is a strike.

It was.

The southpaw had faced 12 batters from Bellmores Long Island Storm, and struck out seven of them on the way to a 12-0 win. It was that rarity of rarities in the baseball world — major, minor or youth league — a perfect game.

He’s a great kid and I’m very proud of him.