Sunday, March 17, 2013

Ambidextrous pitchers - Texas

Switch pitchers - Texas

Brandon BerdollWestlake High School in Austin, Texas
Berdoll — a natural lefty  learned how to throw with both arms, at age 10, after his coach would not allow him to play shortstop.
College: Temple Junior College, Texas; Texas A&M University
MLB: Drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 27th-round (#817 overall) in 2003

Bobby Livingston, Trinity Christion HS 2001, Lubbock, Texas

Livingston was 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. 
MLB: Drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 4th round (#129 overall) in 2001

Doyle PrestonMt. Vernon HS 1991, Mount Vernon, Texas
A quarterback and switch pitcher in high school who was recruited to play for the Arkansas Razorbacks.
College: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville 
MLB: Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in 1991 and 1994 

Paul Richards, Waxahachie HS ~1926, Texas
Richards was a successful switch pitcher in high school during the 1920s. His baseball team won 65 games straight, which was a national record at the time.

MLB: Selected by the Brooklyn Dodgers. Pro catcher and manager.
Switch pitched in a minor league game for the Muskogee Chiefs. 

Nicknamed “Sleepy” because of his classroom habits, Richards was team captain in his junior year, playing third base and pitching—with both arms. 

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