Born: November 16, 1959 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
Throws: Right or Left
Positions: 2B, 1B, SS, 3B, OF, C
Joe Vavra, htting coach for the Minnesota Twins can throw right- or left-handed. This talent comes in handy when throwing batting practice.
Vavra threw right-handed as a player, going from Wisconsin-Stout to the Dodgers' organization and reaching Class AAA.
At age 11, he began toying with throwing left-handed, too. He tried it only once in a game, pitching to one hitter in an amateur contest and inducing a ground out. (source: StarTribune.com)
Twins fail first test vs. lefties | StarTribune
SEATTLE - Twins hitting coach Joe Vavra usually throws batting practice with his right arm, but the schedule has taken a strange twist, so there he was in the batting cage Tuesday, pitching lefthanded.
Vavra is ambidextrous, an uncommon bonus at a time like this.
The Twins don't have a lefthanded batting practice pitcher, and they're in the process of facing six lefties in a row.
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