Sunday, March 1, 2015

Jimmy Wadlow, Switch Pitcher 1944


York Castoff Is Switch Pitcher

Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA) 8 Jun 1944

Jimmy Wadlow, 22-year-old pitcher who can throw from either port or starboard, is trying to make up
his mind whether to be right or lefthanded when he tries out with Sacramento of the Pacific Coast League.

Wadlow is registered as a righthander but he always has carried a pretty fair spare tire in his southpaw, even before he broke his right arm serving up a fast pitch in 1941.


"I've got a lot more speed and a better curve when I'm a southpaw," said Jimmy while visiting his parents here. "But my control is bad from the port side."


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