Tom Willis was born without arms but that didn’t stop him from throwing out the first pitch at Fenway Park Thursday.

“My number one goal was to live my life to be the best person I could be, not the best disabled person I could be,” he told Fox News.

“Everyone said, ‘No, Tom, you’ll never play baseball. You don’t have hands.’ What do they know?”

Watch this video from Fox News, broadcast July 8, 2011.