Deaf professional baseball player visits Deaf school and encourages the students

Yuya Ishii (27), a professional pitcher of the Yokohama baseball team, visited the school for the deaf in Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture next to Tokyo.

At the lecture meeting, he told ten Deaf students about his own experience that he had become a professional baseball player while unable to hear since his birth.

When he started to play baseball in the elementary school, he was happy though communications might not have been effective enough. "I practiced desperately for the dream of becoming professional."

Ishi encouraged those students who wanted to become a baseball player like him, "Never forget that you want to be good. Never give up the dream".

See the past posting on Ishi:
http://deafjapan.blogspot.com/2008/12/deaf-professional-baseball-player-vows.html


Source: Sports Nippon, Dec. 10, 2008
Japanese edition:
http://www.sponichi.co.jp/baseball/flash/KFullFlash20081210049.html

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