One hand. One Heart. One high school baseball player’s 90 mph fastball

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COVINGTON, La. -- In the middle of the baseball game. In the middle of the baseball field.

Everybody's watching Timmy Ruffino, the pitcher for the Archbishop Hannan High School Hawks.

WGNO News with a Twist features guy Wild Bill Wood has his story as part of "Wild Bill's Amazing Kids" brought to you by our friends at Best Chevrolet.

Timmy Ruffino first picked up a baseball when he was 2 years old.

Now, he's 16 and a sophomore. According to his coach, Timmy's as good as it gets. And he does it all with one hand.

Timmy was born without a right hand.

"Sometimes it doesn't hit me," Timmy says. "I have to think about it."

In fact, Timmy sees it as a gift, not a curse.

"It makes me work harder every day," he says. "I have one less thing than everybody else has, so I have to try twice as hard."

Timmy's mom sets up her folding chair for every game. Every game, same chair, some location not far from first base. She says her son is a inspiration to many.

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