Saturday, February 21, 2015

Creighton Switch Pitcher "Little Pat" Venditte 2006

Switch pitcher
Reliever effective as right-hander and left-hander

By Eric Olson
The Associated Press

The Salina Journal (Salina, Kansas) 28 Apr 2006

Omaha, Neb. - Pat Venditte Sr. came up with the idea when he was tossing a ball to his 3-year-old son in the backyard.

Wouldn't it be neat if he could get Pat Jr., a natural right-hander, to throw equally well with his left?

Neat, indeed.

Now "Little Pat," as his dad calls him, is the only active switch pitcher in Division I baseball and one of the few ambidextrous hurlers in the history of the sport.

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