Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/22/13
Jacoby Catanzaro began having infantile spasms when he was just a year old, and was subsequently diagnosed with West Syndome — a rare epileptic disorder. The nine-year-old spent a large part of his time in the hospital receiving treatments, but the Children’s Hospital is also where he began to watch Red Sox games. His love for the game was formed, and he started to think of his namesake, Jacoby Ellsbury, as his hero. Two years ago, Catanzaro began playing in a baseball league for youngsters with physical and mental limitations. Now, he plays on a standard Little League team and was chosen for the all-star squad this past summer. Check out the above video to see the two Jacoby’s come together at Fenway Park in a special moment. Filed under: Boston Red Sox, Boston Red Sox Video, Jacoby Ellsbury, NESN Sports Today, NESN Video, Top Stories, Video

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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