PHOENIX - Diamondbacks 34th round draft pick Cory Hahn was officially introduced at a team press conference on Friday.
Hahn was a top prospect and played for Arizona State University, but in 2011 attempted a slide into second base when something went wrong.
Hahn was paralyzed from the chest down. His dreams of playing in the big leagues were over.
That's until the phone rang.
Diamondbacks president Derrick Hall waited until the 34th round to select Hahn because he sported the number 34 while playing.
"This pick was equally exciting," said Hall. "I've never seen that room where we all gathered around that phone when we made that announcement. And then afterward, there was applause."
Hahn spent some time in the Diamondbacks locker room, getting to know the guys. His time in there didn't take long to inspire those around him.
"Whatever life throws at us, we've just gotta keep things in perspective and try to stay positive," said D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt.
"This is someone who has such a great outlook on life," Hall said.
Cory Hahn had one thing to add… "This is something I'll cherish the rest of my life."