Saturday, June 15, 2013

Lee Mazzilli, Former MLB player is ambidextrous

Lee Louis Mazzilli
Born March 25, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York

Batted: Switch  .259 BA
Threw: Both

MLB Teams: NY Mets, Texas Rangers, NY Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, Toronto Blue Jays
Manager: Baltimore Orioles (2004-2005)

Draft: The Mets selected his Lee Mazzilli out of Brooklyn’s Lincoln High School in 1973 in the first round, 14th overall.

An excellent athlete, young Lee Mazzilli was the son of welterweight boxer Libero Mazzilli. Unlike most switch hitters, who naturally bat from one side of the plate and train themselves to feel comfortable on the other, Mazzilli was naturally ambidextrous, and swung the bat both ways from an early age. (Wikipedia)



Ambidextrous Outfielder May Be Answer To Mets' Problems


Times-Daily - June 6, 1973

The injury-troubled New York Mets have come up with a solution for their health problems. They have drafted an ambidextrous outfielder.

He's Lee Mazzilli of Brooklyn and he was the 14th player chosen Tuesday in baseball's summer free agent draft.

Joe McDonald, director of minor league operations for the Mets, announced the selection, reporting that Mazilli, "Bats, right-left. Throws, right-left." If he hurts one hand, a regular Met hazard these days, he can use the other.



Mets draft L.J. Mazzilli, son of Lee Mazzilli, in the fourth round

Second baseman L.J. Mazzilli, son of former Mets All-Star Lee Mazzilli, followed in his father’s footsteps as the 116th overall pick out of the University of Connecticut.
The Twins drafted Mazzilli, 22, in the ninth round last year, but he decided to return to school for his senior season.


Lee Mazzilli - Wikipedia
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