Saturday, September 21, 2013

Switch pitcher vs switch hitter video



4 minute video |  8 minute video

June 19, 2008 Staten Island Yankees @ Brooklyn Cyclones bottom of the 9th reliever Pat Venditte closes out the ball game.

Pat Venditte - ambidextrous pitcher with the Yankees minor league organization, faces a switch hitter - creating a lot of confusion for the umpires regarding the rules.

"This very situation might create a change in the rulebook." - states one of the commentators.

He was right – the situation did lead to a new rule for ambidextrous pitchers:

Read about the Pat Venditte Rule



Minor League Switch-Pitcher Sets Off Confusion - NYTimes.com


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