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Tommy Merkle ambidextrous pitcher

SECOND MERKLE HEADS TO TECH
BY JULIAN GARCIA , ANTHONY MCCARRON NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, January 6, 1998

Talk about baseball bloodlines. Kellenberg's Tom Merkle signed a letter of intent to play for New York Tech next fall, meaning he and his dad, Larry, a pitcher and 1970 grad, will be the first father/son combo in school history.

Tommy Merkle hit .340 last year and is also blossoming as an ambidextrous pitcher. "Tech plans to use him as a lefty pitcher and as a righty," Larry Merkle said.

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