Monday, November 19, 2012

LHP Bobby Livingston is ambidextrous

Robert James Livingston
High School: Trinity Christian High School in Lubbock, TX
Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 205 lb.
Born: September 3, 1982 in St. Louis, MO (Age 30) 
 by the Seattle Mariners in the 4th round of the 2001 amateur draft.

Bobby Livingston Stats -
Pitching Stats

Bobby Livingston is a hard throwing pitcher who went 9-1 with a 0.22 ERA in his high school senior season, striking out 115 and walking only 10.

Livingston can pitch from the left, or right

by Hal McCoy, Dayton Daily News  July 26, 2007

Maybe the Cincinnati Reds should start pitcher Bobby Livingston on back-to-back days.
He could do it. He's ambidextrous.
Actually, he is a right-hander who pitches left-handed. In high school he started both ends of a doubleheader, pitching a complete game left-handed in the opener and three innings right-handed in the second game.
"And in one summer game in 2002, I pitched six innings lefthanded and right-handed one inning for the Bethesda Big Train in the Clark Griffith League in Florida," he said. "I did it a couple times in high school (Trinity Christian, Lubbock, Texas)," he said.

Baseball America - Daily Dish

Livingston pitched both ends of a doubleheader in a summer league tournament, one with each arm.

By John Manuel
April 21, 2004

Pitching, so the saying goes, isn't a natural motion for the human body. Now, if you're righthanded, try throwing with your left hand, or vice-versa. It's the definition of awkward for many.

Not for Mariners farmhand Bobby Livingston. Officially a lefthander, Livingston is ambidextrous. He's not ready to pull a Greg Harris yet and use both hands in games, though as an amateur he did pitch both ends of a doubleheader in a summer league tournament, one with each arm.

These days, being ambidextrous comes in handy most for Livingston on the golf course, where it allows him to get, shall we say, a mental edge on playing partners.

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Estacado's Livingston armed and dangerous 
By Sam Scott, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, April 09, 1999

The fastball rockets across home plate at near 90 mph. The curveball comes in thigh-high but dives for the ankles as soon as the bat is swung. The slider is a menace, a fastball with a tricky tail that doesn't show up until it's too late. The change-up teases and then disappears in a puff of smoke.

The wiry, 6-foot-2, 180-pound left-hander was 9-3 on the mound with a 1.36 earned-run average and struck out 141 batters in 77 innings. He was productive at the plate as well, hitting .405 with three home runs and 25 RBIs in 74 at-bats.

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Bobby Livingston - Wikipedia

Bobby Livingston Statistics  - The Baseball Cube


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