Blue Jays Baseball Blog - thestar.com
Mon Aug 25 2014 Posted by Richard Griffin, Baseball Columnist
RICHARD GRIFFIN: It's a note in every press guide about you being an ambidextrous athlete in high school, throwing righthanded as an infielder and lefthanded as a quarterback. How'd that happen?
TOM FOLEY: I was born lefthanded. My dad played service ball in the military and I would pick up his glove when I was at the ballpark as a kid and I would just start throwing the ball righthanded. But everything else I did lefthanded, except I bowl righthanded too. But I did football and basketball lefthanded and just started throwing the baseball righthanded. That's the way I grew up. It's a little different. There are a couple of people that do it that I know. Steve Christmas was a lefthanded quarterback in Orlando and a righthanded catcher. But that's how it came about with me. Thank God, because I think I could have been a lefthanded pitcher is about all.