Saturday, January 24, 2015

Kenneth Thompson 1948

Feature Photo of a 16 year-old ambidextrous pitcher from North Carolina.

Now a Switch Pitcher
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, 30 May 1948

The switch hitter is accepted as common, but there's a new wrinkle on the baseball scene, a high school youngster who chucks them with either hand.
Kenneth Thompson pitching left- and right-handed. (Found on Newspapers.com)

The hurler, Kenneth Thompson of Windsor, North Carolina, has only yielded five hits in 18 innings and is the outstanding pitcher on his high school team. When the batter goes from left to right, Thompson follows him, throwing left-handed to the left-handed batter and vice versa.

The ambidextrous pitcher is only 16 years old.

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