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Veteran outfielder Tyson Gillies on being legally deaf: 'It's made me a stronger player and person.'

By Michael Osipoff

2018 Tyson Gillies
RailCats outfielder Tyson Gillies, who is legally deaf, has reached the Class AAA level and plays for Canada's national team. He was cut by the RailCats on Thursday.

Tyson Gillies’ path to the RailCats has been layered.

And the outfielder appreciates it. But he’s also living in the moment.

In his 12th professional season at age 29, Gillies was the oldest player trying out for the team — yet still considered in the middle of his prime.

After the RailCats acquired him in February in a trade with Ottawa of the Can-Am League, the Vancouver native’s approach has been simple.

Read more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/sports/ct-ptb-spt-baseball-railcats-tyson-gillies-st-0518-story.html

Source: Chicago Tribune

Photo credit - Kyle Telechan/Post-Tribune

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