Orlando Serrell the events memory master after being struck by a baseball! Serrell was born in Newport News, Virginia, in 1968, and was a typical American boy, who enjoyed playing baseball every summer. August 17, 1979, at the age of ten, his life changed drastically. Orlando was trying to beat out a single, during a baseball game, when the baseball struck him in his left temple. He was knocked out, and suffered a headache, but recovered that evening.