Massachusetts boy, 4, with congestive heart failure drafted to college baseball team

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He's only 4-years old, but a Massachusetts boy has already been drafted to a college baseball team. (WPVI)

He's only 4-years-old, but a Massachusetts boy has already been drafted to a college baseball team.

Ari Schultz was drafted to Assumption College's baseball team in Worcester Wednesday.

Ari has congestive heart failure.

He's had three open-heart surgeries, two before he was even born.

His parents say his zest for life and a love of baseball keeps him smiling.

One reporter told Ari, "You've got quite the arm. Who taught you how to do that?"

"No one. I just teach myself how to throw it that far," Ari said.

His parents hope he'll see a real draft someday.
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