Sunday, April 4, 2010

Pat Venditte in the News

Articles

News articles about ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte who plays for the NY Yankees in the minor league

2010

The Secret of Venditte By Jed Weisberger, April 1, 2010

Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte delivers thrill for New York Yankees nydailynews.com, March 31, 2010

Although many view Venditte's talent as a gimmick, the 20th-round pick in the 2008 draft from Creighton University knows that his ability to throw from both sides is the only reason he's still pitching professionally.
"I don't have overpowering stuff from either side, so I think I need this to continue pitching," Venditte said. "I understand where it's coming from, and it's my job to go out and prove that I can pitch. People are going to have their doubts, so it's my job to prove that I can do it."


Pat Venditte throws with both arms in appearance for Yankees Yahoo! Sports, March 30, 2010

Ambidextrous pitcher throws with both arms for Yankees SI.com March 30, 2010


2009

One year later: Venditte going strong By Benjamin Hill / Special to MLB.com June 19, 2009

Two Pitchers in One by John Strubel  May 9, 2009

2008

Pat Venditte ready to let 'em have it with both barrels  nydailynews.comJune 24, 2008 
Pat Venditte's new teammates got a bit of a laugh when they walked past his locker and saw the Omaha native with a reporter on either side. "He's a celebrity," one fellow Staten Island Yankee chuckled. "He pitches with both arms."

2007

Ambidextrous Venditte turning heads By Conor Nicholl / MLB.com | May 18, 2007
Creighton University reliever a complete bullpen in himself 
NORMAL, Ill. -- At first, Pat Venditte resembled hundreds of other collegiate pitchers. The Creighton University reliever entered Saturday's contest against Illinois State and started throwing left-handed. Every pitch was tossed sidearm and crossed the plate at 78-81 mph.
After a few throws, however, Venditte made a remarkable transformation.
He moved his glove to his left hand and started throwing right-handed. This time, every pitch was thrown over the top and hit the catcher's mitt at 88-91 mph. He repeated the process to three hitters, hitting a batter right-handed, coaxing a double play left-handed and striking out another with a right-handed curveball.
"[Venditte] has the advantage with every batter," Creighton head coach Ed Servais said. "You don't have to go righty-lefty. He is a righty-lefty in himself. He is a bullpen in himself."

Throwing Batters Curves Before Throwing a Pitch The New York Times April 6, 2007


2006

Middle reliever Venditte equally effective with both left and right arms

Bio and Stats

Pat Venditte From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



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