Pete Gray played outfield for the St. Louis Browns for one season in 1945. Although he batted only .218 on the year, Gray remains a hero to this day and an inspiration to many because he only had one arm. Gray developed an ingenious method of catching the ball in his glove, and in one smooth motion, dropping the glove and transferring the ball to his hand to throw. At the plate, he learned to choke up on the bat and hit the ball to the opposite field. By all accounts Gray was a fine defensive outfielder with decent speed and range and a solid arm.
Although he likely only made it to the majors because of World War II and the desperation of the Browns to draw fans, Gray's remarkable accomplishment should not be diminished. He is a fine example of the idea that "You can do anything if you set your mind to it."