Hahn has never let his injury keep him away from baseball or his alma mater, Arizona State.

Hahn has never let his injury keep him away from baseball or his alma mater, Arizona State.

The Arizona Diamondbacks decision to draft Cory Hahn in the 34th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft was the kind of feel-good story local news broadcasters love. Hahn was one of the top college baseball players in the world in 2011, when he sustained a C5 spinal cord injury on an awkward slide into second base in the third game of his freshman year at Arizona State.

The Diamondbacks were essentially Hahn’s hometown team, and selecting him in the 34th round — chosen because Hahn always wore