Classy Move By Arizona Diamondbacks Drafting 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.
I cannot thank the @dbacks enough for what they have done! So humbled and will be forever grateful! So honored to be a diamondback!
— Coryhahn34 (@Coryhahn34) June 9, 2013
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!