Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Larry Cannon - ambidextrous baseball & basketball player

Lawrence T. "Larry" Cannon
Little League Ambidextrous Pitcher, 1960s

Lincoln High School, Philadelphia
La Salle University

Born: April 12, 1947 (age 65), Philadelphia
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 194 lbs
Throws: Both (ambidextrous)
Dominant hand: Right

Larry Cannon pitched with both hands in Little League. Cannon played professional basketball after playing as a guard in college.

Cannon, who is ambidextrous, actually switched his glove and pitched with both hands in Little League baseball games.

"I also applied that to basketball," he recalled. "My ability to use both hands and go to my left just gave me so much more diversity. I remember Jim McMillian saying after that Columbia game that he thought I was left-handed."

Larry was the fifth player taken in the 1969 NBA draft (by the Chicago Bulls), but went with the Miami Heat of the ABA, where he played a few games for former La Salle coach Jim Pollard.


Palestra pandemonium: a history of the Big 5

 By Robert S. Lyons

Larry Cannon (basketball) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Larry Cannon NBA & ABA Stats | Basketball-Reference.com


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