Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Jim Eisenreich - Baseball Player

Jim Eisenreich enjoyed a 15-year career playing baseball for both American League and the National League teams, including the Kansas City Royals.

When he played for the Philadelphia Phillies, his excellent batting average helped the team win the National League pennant.

Jim has Tourette syndrome, and he voluntarily took himself out of the game for a few years while he underwent treatment. Kirby Puckett took his place on the Minnesota Twins roster.

He was the first recipient of the Tony Conigliaro Award given annually to a Major League Baseball player who has overcome a significant obstacle in his life.

Jim established the Jim Eisenreich Foundation for children with Tourette syndrome. The goal of the foundation is to help children with the syndrome achieve personal success.

Photograph © 2015 Larry F. Levenson. All rights reserved.

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