Submitted by Sally George, Louisville Slugger
Carlo Adame is a second baseman for the Louisville Slugger Warriors National Amputee Baseball Team and served four tours of duty in Iraq as a US Army Sergeant First Class (Ret.). As you can see in the attached photo, Carlo and his dog Benny are both right leg amputees.
Sergeant First Class Carlo Adame served in Iraq and is now defining his odds to pursue his love for baseball/softball. He now plays with a prosthetic leg alongside former major league players and fellow baseball enthusiasts.
The Louisville Slugger Warriors National Amputee Team means a lot more than just playing baseball for Carlo.
“I get a chance to defeat the odds, which are definitely against us, to adapt and overcome. I get to play a sport that I loved since I was a child, with brothers that have fought a lot of the same battles as me. We are not just a team, we are family.”
Adame currently plays for the Louisville Slugger Warriors – a competitive baseball team made up of highly decorated U.S. Military Veterans and Active Duty Personnel with physical and invisible wounds. He played for Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego, when it was ranked the #1 high school baseball team in the country. He then went on to play college baseball at San Diego City College before enlisting in the U.S. Army.
“I love the game, so if I can continue to play and inspire others at the same time then it’s definitely a good day. Life throws us all curve balls, but if you can’t adjust, then what’s the point. My brothers on this team inspire me every time I see them on the field, they help me get better and maintain a positive attitude. The Army has been good to me and I have no regrets,” said SFC Adame.
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