Saturday, April 3, 2010

Both Sides Now

The final spring training game of 2010 for the Yankees featured an appearance by pitcher Pat Venditte who throws both left-handed AND right-handed in the SAME game depending on the batter. Venditte - who pitched in Class-A ball last season - is currently the only professional pitcher go both ways. Back in the mid 90's Greg Harris - who pitched briefly for the Yankees - became the first pitcher in modern baseball history to pitch in a Major League game right-handed AND left-handed. Venditte has a special glove to accomodate his hands when he makes the change.

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