Jim Abbott has kept a cigar from David Letterman for 22 years

Thursday May 21st, 2015

David Letterman called it quits after 33 years as a late night talk show host on Wednesday, and for two-thirds of that time, Jim Abbott has cherished a gift from the comedian.

Abbott appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman after throwing his amazing no-hitter with the Yankees in 1993, and following the appearance was sent one of the host's then-signature cigars.

The one-handed pitcher has kept the gift ever since, and on the occasion of Dave's final show, he tweeted out the memento to his followers.

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