In this years Baseball Draft, the Arizona Diamondbacks chose Cory Hahn from Arizona State University with their pick in the 34th round, but Hahn will never play for them, since he's paralyzed from the chest down.
In just his third game for Arizona State, Hahn slid into second base, cracking his head against the infielder's knee and shattering a vertebrae in his neck and paralyzing him. After vigorous rehab, Hahn became a coach for his former ASU teammates from his customized wheelchair.
The team's president and CEO Derrick Hall, who visited with Hahn in the hospital after his injury, said he doesn't want the selection to be just a gesture. Hall said, "We want to make this permanent. We don't want to make it just about the selection and about him being a draft pick, but about working here in full-time employment with the Diamondbacks. Hopefully we'll make that come to fruition for him and his family here soon."