Classy Move By Arizona Diamondbacks Drafting Cory Hahn

by Clayton Richer | Posted on Sunday, June 9th, 2013
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Cory Hahn

In a baseball era consumed with millionaire egos and performance enhancing drug scandals, we often overlook the pureness and good in the sport. Well, today the Arizona Diamondbacks reinforced that belief when they went out and drafted Cory Hahn with the 1020 selection in the amateur draft. This has the makings of the feel good story of the year in one of the most classiest baseball moves to date.

If you recall, Hahn was an up and coming baseball prospect with the Arizona State University Sun Devils when he tragically  injured himself sliding into second base in his second collegiate ball game. The injury left Hahn paralysed with a long road to recovery ahead of him. Surprisingly, Hahn has rallied from the injury attempting to inspire the uninspired along the road to recovery.

The former teammate of Bryce Harper on the Under 18 USA Team took to Twitter to express his gratitude to the Arizona Diamondbacks.


In a recent interview with Baseball Hot Corner, Hahn explained how he is able to inspire others due to his injury and his experiences.

[quote]“Through my injury I have noticed I have been able to inspire people through my story. I realized I am able to provide inspiration to those who are in need of something or someone to look up to. I have had to battle through so many obstacles in life that if I can influence and help people in any way possible it would make me one happy person.”[/quote]

The positive moral fibre of Hahn are no doubt the reason the Diamondbacks wanted him to be a part of their first class organization. A classy move for a classy guy!

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Clayton Richer is an MLB scribe from north of the border with a slight bias for the Toronto Blue Jays. Clayton has also been the shop-keeper at Baseball Hot Corner since the sites inception in 2012. Follow and interact with Clayton on Twitter @MLBHotCorner or @ClaytonRicher

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