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Transcript of JIM EISENREICH
Struggles and Challenges
Jim had Tourette Syndrome. People would make fun of him, even his high school gym teacher because he had a disability.
Tourette Syndrome almost ruined his dreams of becoming a Major League Baseball player but it didn't.
How did he overcome it all?
He overcame it all by creating a foundation to help out children and families with Tourette Syndrome.
He wasn't cured but he did that because he had Tourette's and he felt like he should support other children and families.
So, He went on to..
Jim Eisenreich played baseball for the Marlins when they won the 1997 World Series over the Cleveland Indians.
He also has a foundation for kids with Tourette Syndrome.
April 18, 1959 -St. Cloud Minnessota
play Major League Baseball for the, Royals, Phillies, Marlins, Dodgers, and the Twins from 1982 to 1998. His positions were, oufielder and first base. He's a lefty. His final game was September 26, 1998 at the age of 39.
Tourette Syndrome is when someone has repitied movements, and vocaizations which are called tics and/or a twitch.
It is normally found in the early childhood found in children ages 6 to 17.
Males are normally effected with Tourettes more than females.
Retired from baseball in 1998
He was the team’s leading hitter and earned all-conference honors
He was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 16th round in 1980
Eisenreich was placed on the disabled list shortly after and was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Minneapolis on May 9.
Jim did have a disability but that didn't keep him from doing what he wanted to do. He thought positive all the time, though sometimes he had trouble on the field and in general. he thought of himself of a normal person. He was an excellent baseball player and enjoyed it. The foundation that he created helped out so many children and families. Even himself...
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