An Adapted Baseball Glove

In 1969 Jeff Darrow of Auburn, N.Y., completed his third baseball season using an adapted baseball glove (Fig. 1 ).

Being a right below-elbow amputee did not deter Jeff. He started in the outfield, moved up to second, and is eyeing the pitcher's mound. He and his teammates had a very successful 9-4 record.

The device which opens and closes the glove (Fig. 2 ) was designed and fabricated by Jeffs father, Don Darrow. It is actuated by a Bowden cable allowing "one-hand" catching, and easy release of the ball for the throw with the other hand.

Hosmer, Inc., reports that they will be manufacturing a limited run of this device. Interested parties should contact Hosmer, Inc., P.O. Box 37, Campbell, Calif. 95008.