Meet the inspirational seven-year-old baseball fan with a robot arm

Hailey Dawson throws out the opening pitch with her 3D printed hand before the game between the Washington Nationals and the Texas Rangers at Nationals Park in June

Using A Robotic Hand, She Wants To Throw Out The First Pitch For All 30 MLB Teams

Dawson was born without three fingers on her right hand due to a rare disease, but taught herself to hold and throw a baseball because she loves the game.

Sorting through the mentions of Bleacher Report's tweet, we count seven clubs that are now looking to get Dawson to throw out a first pitch.

Her condition hasn't stopped the sporty girl from aspiring to hold the Guinness World Record for the most number of first pitches and it looks like the Major League Baseball will help her make that happen.

After a video showing her struggle was posted by Bleacher Report this week, a slew of teams sent replies offering her help in accomplishing her dream - including both Bay Area clubs... The prosthetic hand the university created allows her to grasp objects, like a baseball.

- Minnesota Twins (@Twins) September 7, 2017Hailey is welcome at Globe Life Park any time. i look forward to introducing her for a Ceremonial First Pitch at a Texas Rangers game.

"It was inspiring for me to watch the students when she first put that hand on and used it and what it meant to them", Yong said in the interview with MASN. We're in! DM us her info and we'll take it from there. She uses a specially designed 3-D printed hand (complete with an Orioles logo and what appears to be autographs).

In total, Hailey has seven different hands, including the custom ones she wore to the Orioles and Nationals games where she got to hang out with some of her favorite players, who she now refers to as her "buddies". The robotic hand has also been a confidence boost for Hailey, who was once shy.

"She has no fear", her mom, Yong Dawson, told Jen Booton of SportTechie. Across the Major League Baseball world, teams are doing their part to make sure this happens.

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