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    Ambidextrous Pitcher

    Who is the (relief) pitcher who can pitch over hand righty and side armed lefty? What college does he go to (Hint: He was in an article on mlb.com and pitches in the NCAA)?

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    Pat Venditte-Creighton
    Drafted by the Yanks in the 45th round
    More than likely not to sign.
    DON'T TRADE THE MELK MAN!!!!!!!!

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    I don't think it really matters if he can pitch with both sides, can he pitch is the question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GotMelk? View Post
    Pat Venditte-Creighton
    Drafted by the Yanks in the 45th round
    More than likely not to sign.
    The Yankees signed him?

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    I would like to see Venditte pitch in the majors.

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    In the 1960's the Giants had an ambidextrous pitcher named Masanori Murakami. Also, Lee Mazzilli could throw with both arms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by numbersjim2001 View Post
    In the 1960's the Giants had an ambidextrous pitcher named Masanori Murakami.
    Please cite reference on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by numbersjim2001 View Post
    In the 1960's the Giants had an ambidextrous pitcher named Masanori Murakami. Also, Lee Mazzilli could throw with both arms.
    Near the end of their careers, some would say Steve Sax and Chuck Knoblauch could throw as well with either arm
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    Ed Head (nice name, eh?) once pitched with both hands in one inning a while back.
    Last edited by Erik Bedard; 09-29-2007 at 05:11 PM.

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    Greg Harris did the same a few years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chickazoola View Post
    Greg Harris did the same a few years ago.
    But that was only the final season of his career as a publicity stunt.

    Pat Venditte is fundamentally an ambidextrous pitcher. And yes, he truly is a major-league prospect and is projected to go in the top/mid rounds next year (say, between 5-15).
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    Occurrences of Ambidextrous Pitching in the majors

    Tony Mullane July 18, 1882 4th-9th innings
    Larry Corcoran June 16, 1884 four innings
    Elton Chamberlain May 9, 1888 8th & 9th inning
    Tony Mullane July 14, 1893 ninth inning
    Greg A. Harris September 28, 1995 ninth inning

    Mullane is said to have pitch with both hands periodically. The first and last dates are listed above. Other dates include: July 5, 1892

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    The most famous ambidextrous pitcher was Tony Mullane. Mullane, who was truly ambidextrous, would throw left-handed once in a while, but primarily threw righty. It's likely he threw quite a bit from both sides in exhibition games. Elton "Icebox" Chamberlain routinely threw with both arms in exhibition play, but was only documented as throwing ambidextrously in a Major League game twice.
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