How One Teen Baseball Player Overcame Disorder to Become a Pitching Prodigy

Dylan Rosnick did not let rare growth disorder stop him from taking the mound.

Dylan Rosnick was born with Proteus syndrome, an extremely rare growth disorder that made his fingers and toes grow out of sync with the rest of his body. That condition makes simple tasks, such as tying his shoes or fastening buttons, extremely difficult.

And it meant that for most of his life, he was told he wouldn’t be able to play baseball—the sport that was his passion.

But Dylan didn’t listen to his doctors, and instead learned that because of his condition, he could throw a curve ball better than most pitchers his age. During the second game of the year with his high school team, the team’s starting pitcher was struggling; Dylan came into the game in relief and threw three scoreless innings.

His ERA was the second best on the team, and he came two outs shy of throwing a no-hitter.

Learn more about his amazing story in the video above.

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