List of Switch Pitchers

Ambidextrous Pitchers from Little League to the Big League

   Henry Knight, ambidextrous pitcher, Seattle
Henry Knight, ambidextrous pitcher, Seattle

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Ambidextrous Pitchers Drafted by MLB

Carter Kieboom, Walton HS, Marietta, Georgia
Kieboom is a tall thin infielder from who has the ability to pitch with both arms and bats right-handed. He throws 86 mph RHP, and 80 mph LHP. His older brothers played college baseball, and one was drafted as a catcher by the Nationals.
College commitment: Clemson University


Mitchell Beacom, University City HS 2008 San Diego, California 
LHP for UCLA 2011drafted by SF Giants in the 20th round (#627 overall) in 2011

Brandon Berdoll, Cedar Creek, TX, Temple Junior College, Texas
Drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 27th-round (#817 overall) in 2003


Jeff DusekBYU 1972, Utah
Dusek reportedly threw harder left-handed, but was a better pitcher right-handed. In the summer he played in the old Basin League in Mobridge, South Dakota, according to John Hughes. He pitched two years in the minor leagues for the Chicago White Sox.

Charley FreineSanta Clara College (1906-1909)
“Connie Mack’s California recruit, Charles Freine, the southpaw pitcher, is a real base ball freak. He can pitch equally well with either hand. He can also bat finely from either the right or left side and is a corking good outfielder.”

Boo FerrissMississippi State (1939-1942)
RHP for Boston Red Sox. Ambidextrous thrower, who played first base left-handed, and pitched right-handed.


Greg Harris, Los Alamitos HS, Los Alamitos, California
RHP for Long Beach City College - 1976 California community college co-player of the year. Signed with the New York Mets in September, 1976.   
Greg Harris is best known for having pitched using both arms in a single major league game for the Montreal Expos in 1995. Read more

Bobby Livingston, Trinity Christion HS 2001, Lubbock, Texas
Drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 4th round (#129 overall) in 2001

Tyler Lumsden, Cave Spring HS, Roanoke, Virginia 
Drafted by Florida Marlins in 5th round (#152 overall) in 2001, 
but opted to pitch for Clemson University for three years. 
Selected by the Chicago White Sox in the 1st round (#34 overall) in the 2004 draft.

Moxie Manuel (Mark Garfield Manuel), Illinois
Pitcher for the Washington Senators (1905), and Chicago White Sox (1908)


Aubrey McCartyCoquitt County HS 2013, Doerun, Georgia
McCarty is a 6'3" switch hitter and pitcher who can throw up to 92 mph. Switch pitcher and first baseman for Vanderbilt University in 2015, and Gordon State College in 2016.
Drafted out of HS by the SF Giants in the 35th round (#1062 overall) in 2013 

Calvin Coolidge McLishBrooklyn Dodgers 1944
McLish, a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers' mound staff and termed by Dodger President Branch Rickey as a "great prospect," seems to have been a real find, particularly for Brooklyn.

Tony Mullane, Cincinnati Reds, Major League Pitcher from 1881-1894.
John McGraw, late manager of the New York Giants, called Mullane the only ambidextrous pitcher in baseball history. For most of his baseball career Mullane did not wear a glove. Mullane had five season with 30+ wins!


Ryan Perez, Westminster Christian HS 2012, Elgin, Illinois 
Switch pitcher at Judson University, a small Christian college northwest of Chicago. The Cleveland Indians selected Perez in the 12th round (364) of the 2015 MLB draft. Recognized  as the first switch pitcher who can throw 90+ with both arms. Perez was the MVP of the All-Star game of Cape Cod League in 2014.

Andrew Pullin, Centralia HS 2012, Centralia, Washington
Drafted by the Phillies in the 5th round (#188 overall) in 2012, OF/2B
Played 2B for the Williamsport Crosscutters in 2013. Moved to play outfield for the Clearwater Threshers in 2015. Watch the interview with Pullin who talks about two switch pitchers throwing in a single game with the Timberjacks. 


Bijan Rademacher, Orange Coast College, California
LHP drafted by Cubs in the 13th round (#404 overall) in 2012. 
Plays OF for the Daytona Cubs in 2013.

Paul Richards, Waxahachie, Texas
Richards was a successful switch pitcher in high school.
Selected by the Brooklyn Dodgers. Pro catcher and manager.
Switch pitched in a minor league game for the Muskogee Chiefs.

Ed Summers, Ladoga, Indiana
The ambidextrous Summers is recognized in one article as the "Father of the Finger-tip Knuckleball". He pitched for the Detroit Tigers from 1908-1912.


Peter Taraskevich, American Heritage HS 2003, Sunrise, Florida
Selected by the Twins in the 27th round (#808 overall) in 2003

Pat Venditte, Creighton University 2008, Omaha, Nebraska
Selected by the Yankees in the 20th round (#620 overall) in 2008
Venditte is a successful switch pitcher in the minor leagues (2.46 ERA in 7 years) - who signed with the Athletics in 2014. In 2015, Venditte was on the AAA roster with the Nashville Sounds. 

On June 5, 2015, Pat Venditte was called up to the big leagues by the Oakland Athletics.

Drew Vettleson, Central Kitsap HS 2010, Bremerton, Washington
Drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 1st round (#42 overall) in 2010.
Played OF for MiLB Hot Rods in 2012 and the Charlotte Stone Crabs in 2013.


Keith WermanOakton HS 2008, Vienna, Virginia
Werman is a 5'7" ambidextrous player who once pitched a seven-inning complete game, throwing 3.1 innings left handed and 3.2 right handed to get the win. 
Picked up by the Seattle Mariners organization to play SS/2B, after playing for the University of Virginia in the College World Series.

George Wheeler, Phillies 1896-1899
Primarily right-handed, Wheeler threw left-handed a handful of times.

Shozo Yoshinari, Tokyo Giants, SF Giants 1966
In 1966, Shozo Yoshinari, a was 20-year-old Japanese pitcher who could throw from either side. He worked out with the Giants' Fresno team in the California League. He pitched in the minors briefly, but never made the majors.


Semi-Pro

Don ClausenFerndale, California
Grew up on his father’s dairy farm, lettered in five sports, and known for his prowess as an ambidextrous baseball pitcher. Served as a World War II aviator, and two decades in Congress.


Jamie Irving, Miami, Florida
Switch pitcher for Harvard in the Ivy League. Irving played four years in the Frontier League, recoding a 22-9 record on on the mound.


Ralph KatcherWest Texas-New Mexico league 1948
A shoulder injury in France during the war led the left handed Katcher to become a switch pitcher after learning to throw right handed. 

Garland MitchellColumbus Red Birds 1936
Ambidextrous moundsman Garland T. Mitchell was a member of the Columbus Red Birds of the American association in 1936.

Kazimer Nevulis, New York State 1935
A rare oddity of baseball - an ambidextrous pitcher - was uncovered at Michigan State College by Coach John Kobs. "He not only throws with both hands, but pitches with both."

John RogersBoston Hub League 1933
He's ambidextrous - both in his vocation as an architect and on the mound as pitcher for the Garman Club of Boston's Hub League.

Tom WheatAlbany Doodlesockers, Indiana 1939
Wheat wasn't the greatest pitcher in semi-pro baseball. But he was the only ambidextrous thrower now doing business in Indiana and, possibly, in the entire country.


Negro Leagues


Horace Cole, Dallas Black Giants, Texas-Oklahoma League 1929
Cole, a natural right-hander from Little Rock, Arkansas, won three games in four days in a series with Houston. He reportedly pitched well with either arm.

Ulysses Grant Greene, Indianapolis Clowns 1958
"Two-Way" Greene switch-pitched for the barnstorming Indianapolis Clowns from 1958 to at least 1960. Greene’s ambidexterity was promoted as a gate attraction. 

Larry Kimbrough, Philadelphia Stars 
Kimbrough, a natural left-hander, became ambidextrous after he caught his left arm in a washing machine as a child. With his throwing arm in a cast for a year, he learned to throw right-handed. Kimbrough was a switch hitter who could play infield or outfield.

Washington, Beaumont Black Aces, Texas-Oklahoma League 1944
The Port Arthur News: On the mound for the Aces will be their switch pitcher, Washington, who is reported to be just as effective with one hand as the other.

Based on information by Gary Ashwill


College Switch Pitchers

Alex AdamiIona Prep HS 2008, Thornwood, NY
Pitched for Binghampton SUNY, Division I

Hap Barnes, Ruston, LA 1917
Ambidextrous pitcher for Tulane University, Division I
Grandfather of former pro quarterback Bert Jones, who led the Colts in 1970s.


Rich Brady, Holy Ghost Prep 1993, Philadelphia, PA
Relief pitcher for Rider University, NJ, Division I

Matt Brunnig, Home School; Played for Warner Christian HS 2002, Florida
Switch pitcher for Harvard University, 2003-2006, Division I
Brunning was nicknamed "The Freak" because he could throw 85 mph left-handed and 90 mph right-handed.

Todd CasonSt. Leo CollegeDivision II - St. Leo, Florida 1990
Cason's right-handed fastball crossed the plate at about 85 mph while his left-handed pitch was 82.

Jeff DusekBYU 1972, Division I
Dusek reportedly threw harder left-handed, but was a better pitcher right-handed. In the summer he played in the old Basin League in Mobridge, South Dakota, according to John Hughes. He pitched two years in the minor leagues.

Clark EgdorfSouth O'Brien HS 2004, Paullina, Iowa
The versatile Egdorf played P/1B/DH at Iowa Lakes Community College and Loras College.


Marcus GarciaRoseville HS 2013, Roseville, California
Garcia is a 6'2" switch pitcher who played for Sierra College in Rocklin, CA. 

D.J. Hoagboon, Mayfield Central HS 2010Mayfield, NY
Pitcher and catcher. U Albany, NY Division I

Josh Hoekstra, DC Everest HS 2009, Wausau, Wisconsin
The 6'7" Hoeshstra pitched right-handed for the Minnesota State Mavericks

Jamie Irving, Miami, Florida
Harvard 1995, Division I Ivy League
Jamie Irving, a 6'5" natural right-hander from Miami, started throwing left-handed with his father at the age of 7. 


Aubrey McCartyCoquitt County HS 2013, Doerun, Georgia
McCarty is a 6'4" switch hitter and pitcher who can throw up to 92 mph. In 2015, he made his debut as a switch pitcher for Vanderbilt University.

Ryan Perez, Westminster Christian HS 2012, Elgin, Illinois 
Switch pitcher at Judson University, a small Christian college northwest of Chicago. A MLB draft prospect who can throw 90+ with both arms

Austin Stuber, Lenox HS 2010, Lenox, Iowa
Pitcher for the Vikings at Missouri Valley College, Marshall, MO, NAIA

Peter Taraskevich, American Heritage HS 2003, Sunrise, Florida
Pitcher for Cumberland University (2010); Played one season at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, FL; Played one season at St. Petersburg College, FL

Alexander Trautner, San Ramon Valley HS 2014, Danville, California
In 2016, Trautner was a red-shirt freshman switch pitcher for Creighton University in Omaha. He's  following in the footsteps of Pat Venditte who had a solid record for the Bluejays. In the summer, he pitches for the Neptune Beach Pearl in the California Collegiate League.


Pat VenditteOmaha Central HS 2004, Omaha, Nebraska
Walk-on switch pitcher for Creighton University 2005-2008, Division I
Drafted twice by the NY Yankees - switch pitcher in the minor league.




High School Switch Pitchers


(Please submit the name of a switch pitcher in the comment section below)


Class of 2019

Will LaFolletteCornerstone Christian School in Columbiana, Alabama
An 8th grader ambidextrous pitcher playing on varsity who taught himself to throw lefty when he was 10 years old.

Howard Rebhun, Bristol Central, Bristol, CT
A natural righty, Rebhun started throwing with both arms because: "I just wanted to be different from everyone else". He uses an ambidextrous glove in games.


Class of 2018

Kristofer Armstrong, The Benjamin SchoolJupiter, Florida
Armstrong is both a switch pitcher and a switch hitter. A natural right-hander, he started throwing left-handed when he was 9 years old. He plays shortstop and throws 87 mph right-handed. His father, Jack Armstrong, was a professional pitcher for seven years.  

Anthony Seigler,  Cartersville HS, Cartersville, Georgia
Seigler is an infielder, catcher and pitcher who throws in the high 80s. Switch pitcher on varsity as a freshman, including pitching in a double-header. 
College Commitment: Auburn

Roland Ryan, Knoxville West HS, Tennessee
Ryan won two games in a day, one throwing left-handed and the other right-handed. The 6'3" 210 lb pitcher has more movement from the left side, but more velocity on the right.


Andrew Wilhite, Stillman Valley HS, Illinois
Wilhite is an ambidextrous thrower who mainly pitches right-handed. Only pitches with one arm in a game. Plays shortstop and hits left-handed.



Class of 2017

Ethan HawkinsCentralia HS, Centralia, Illinois
Ambidextrous player who fields most positions including pitcher and catcher. His berecruited profile states:  "I throw with both arms. I am ambidextrous". He bats left-handed.


James Touchton, Central Magnet HS, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Lanky RHP pitcher who can also throw left-handed. 5-1 record in 2015 with a 32:6 strikeout-to-walk ratio.


David Ghiloni,  Warwick HS, Warwick, New York
Ghiloni, the Yankees' No. 2 pitcher, is naturally left-handed, but has more command pitching with his right hand because he has faced more right-handed batters. The 5-foot-11, 155-pound senior at Warwick High School in Warwick, New York, said he has several Division III colleges scouting him.


Class of 2016

Nick BohannanFort Zumwalt North HS, O'Fallon, Missouri
Bohannan was featured on TV in 2011 as a 13-year-old Ambidextrous Pitcher. He uses a custom Mizuno ambidextrous glove.

Parker Caston, Bayou Academy, Cleveland, MS
Ambidextrous player who pitches, plays 1B and 3B. Caston is also a switch hitter who started pitching both ways when he was 11 years old. He also plays football in high school.

Connor Clark, Lubbock HS, Texas
Primarily a switch-hitting catcher, Clark has the ability to pitch with both hands. He has solid tools and a 2 to 2.2 sec pop time.


Louden Conte, California HS, Coal Center, PA
Primarily a shortstop with the ability to throw both ways. He switch pitched in one game using two different gloves.

Carlos A Cortes, Oviedo HS, Florida
Cortez bats Left and throws Both, according to Perfect Game. At 5'8 and 185 lbs, he's a quick  fielder who mainly plays 2B (righty) plus a little OF (lefty). He did not pitch in HS this past year, but has the ability to throw with both arms. His fastball touched 85 mph. He  looks like a good  second baseman in a skills video
College commitment: South Carolina.

Carter Kieboom, Walton HS, Marietta, Georgia
Kieboom is a tall thin infielder from who has the ability to pitch with both arms and bats right-handed. He throws 86 mph RHP, and 80 mph LHP. His older brothers played college baseball, and one was drafted as a catcher by the Nationals.
College commitment: Clemson University

Brock Mammoser, Newton Community HS, Newton, Illinois
A rare 4-sport athlete in high school, Mammoser participates in football, basketball, track and baseball for the Newton Eagles.

Zach St. Pierre, Allen HS 2016, Texas
St. Pierre is a RHP who has the ability to throw left-handed and switch hit, according to his profile in Perfect Game USA. 

Joe Santoro, Carmel Catholic HS 2016, Illinois
A smooth switch pitcher who also plays outfield and bats left-handed. He threw 86-88 mph in 2015. College commitment: Army

Chandler Sulcer, Blackman HS, TN
Sulcer is listed as a BHP, OF 1B on his Perfect Game profile. In 2014 his fastball topped out at 77 mph, with a 59 mph curve ball. He bats left-handed only. Sulcer plays QB and CB for the high school football team.


Class of 2015

Cole CritchfieldStar Valley HS 2015, Afton, Wyoming
Previously played for Dixie HS in St. George, Utah
Plays basketball and baseball for the Dixie Flyers. In the summer, Critchfield plays P, 1B, and OF for the Jackson Giants of the American Legion.

Tyler Hopman, Old Bridge HS 2015, New Jersey
A lanky switch pitcher and center fielder. Bats left-handed for the Knights. Hit .345 for the freshman team in 2012. Hopman also played wide receiver for the football team.
College commitment: Saint Peter's University, NJ
College attended: Kean University, NJ (football and baseball)

Kurt Johnson Royal HS 2015, Simi Valley, California
Johnson is a 6'1" ambidextrous thrower who plays 1B and pitcher. Listed as a BHP on Perfect Game, with an 80 mph fastball. He's been throwing with both arms since he was 9. 
College commitment: Sacramento State as a LHP.

Henry Knight, Franklin HS 2015, Seattle, Washington
Starting infielder and ambidextrous pitcher with a 12:1 K/BB ratio. Played every position in the field - without an error. A natural switch hitter with a .500+ BA using a wood bat in summer ball. College: Western Washington University


Zack SantoraSuffield Academy 2015, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
In 2013, Zack Santora taught himself to throw left-handed after he broke his pitching hand. He plays first base right-handed and bats left-handed. Santora uses a Mizuno ambidextrous glove.

Brett Kolacki, Bremen HS 2015, Midlothian, Illinois
Kolacki is a lanky ambidextrous pitcher with a 5:1 K/BB ratio during his junior season at Bremen High School. He plays OF/INF and bats right-handed.
College commitment: Concordia University in Wisconsin


Class of 2014

Daulton HopkinsDesert Christian HS 2014, Tucson, Arizona
A natural lefty who can pitch with both arms - plus he's a switch hitter.

College: Grand Canyon University


Mark Kinoshita, Gilroy HS 2014, Gilroy, California
Uses a custom Mizuno ambidextrous glove
College: CSU Monterey Bay 


Jake Major, Logan HS 2014, Logan, Utah
In 2014, Major picked up a save in the Utah state tournament. He is a natural right-hander who started throwing lefty when he was 12 years-old. 


Gage Shell, Eastern Greene 2014, Bloomfield, Indiana
Threw a no-hitter as a sophomore in high school. 
College Commitment: Olney Central College Blue Knights

Alexander Trautner, San Ramon Valley HS 2014, Danville, California
Trautner is the top switch pitcher in the Class of 2014. He fields firstbase left-handed, and catches right-handed. LHP 83; RHP 87 mph. 

College Commitment: Creighton University


Alex Urbanek, Roland-Story HS 2014, Story City, Iowa
Throws a fastball, curveball and change-up with both hands.


Class of 2013

Marcus GarciaRoseville HS 2013, Roseville, California
Garcia is a 6'2" switch pitcher who plays for the Roseville Tigers. 

Roseville pitcher can boast: Look Dad, both hands 

College Commitment: Sierra College, Rocklin, CA


Jeremie GonzalezCarlos Beltran Baseball Academy, Puerto Rico
Gonzalez is a OF/BHP with a 6-1 170 lb. frame from Florida, PR who attended Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy. Left: 83 MPH; Right: 75 MPH

Jesse HarrisConnersville HS 2013, Indiana
Harris uses a custom Mizuno ambidextrous glove for switch pitching. 
College: Ball State University 
Watch a video of Harris pitching.


Ryan JohnsonCombs HS 2013, San Tan Valley, Arizona
Johnson is a natural lefty who became a switch pitcher in 7th grade. Switching it Up
College Commitment: Eastern Arizona College

Caleb Liegey, Centralia HS 2013, Centralia, Missouri
Liegey was a switch pitcher in Little League, but pitched right-handed in high school.
College: Missouri University of Science & Technology


Aubrey McCartyCoquitt County HS 2013, Doerun, Georgia
McCarty is a 6'4" switch hitter and pitcher who can throw up to 92 mph.
College Commitment: Vanderbilt University
Drafted by the SF Giants in the 35th round (#1062 overall) in 2013 


Class of 2012
Preston Cronk, Dr. Phillips High School 2012, Orlando, Florida
Cronk is a natural right-handed pitcher who started pitching left-handed following a ligament tear to his right arm. Fastball up to 84 mph right handed.

Bobby Keating, Kellenberg Memorial HS 2012, Uniondale, NY
Keating is an ambidextrous player who fields first & third base and pitches right or left-handed.  

Daniel Newman, Curtis HS 2012, Staten Island, NY
Ambidextrous pitcher on the JV team in 2010. In 2011, a left shoulder injury limited Daniel Newman to being a right-hander.

Ryan Perez, Westminster Christian HS 2012, Elgin, Illinois 
Perez throws around 90 mph with both arms. 
College Commitment: Judson University


Andrew Pullin, Centralia HS 2012, Centralia, Washington
College Commitment: University of Oregon; Drafted by the Phillies in 2012

Dylan Raymond, Giles HS 2012, Pembroke, Virginia
College Commitment: Bluefield State, WV, Division II

Travis Thompson Mt. Carmel HS 2012, Mt. Carmel, Illinois
Thompson, a senior for the Golden Aces, is known for pitching right- and left-handed in the same game.
College Commitment: Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois

Jesse Tuozzo, MacArthur HS 2012, Wantagh, NY
In 2011, Perfect Game USA recorded Jesse Tuozzo's velocity at 89 mph, right-handed, which is amazing for a 5'8" high school pitcher. His wind up looks a lot like Yankees closer Mariano Rivera.


Class of 2011

Ryan McFadden, Del Sol HS 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada
As a senior his fastball was 72 mph. He bats right-handed and plays first base.

Stephen KenkelIKM-Manning HS 2011, Manilla, Iowa
Kenkel used a custom ambidextrous glove TPX $400. Switch hitter in high school.

Dalton MellottOwensboro Catholic High School 2011, Owensboro, Kentucky
Mellott has been clocked throwing at 88 mph righty and 75 mph lefty. 
College: Rend Lake College, Ina, IL; Brescia University, Owensboro, KY

Class of 2010

D.J. Hoagboon, Mayfield HS 2010, Mayfield, NY
College: University of Albany, C/INF/OF

Tanner KilmerLawrence HS 2010, Lawrence, Kansas
College: Emporia State University, LHP

Edward Phillips, Charles Page HS 2010, Sand Springs, Oklahoma
Phillips is a switch hitter and ambidextrous pitcher

Bijan D RademacherCanyon HS 2010, California
College: Orange Coast College, OF/LHP
Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2012


Austin Stuber, Lenox HS 2010, Lenox, Iowa
College: Pitcher for the Vikings at Missouri Valley College

Drew Vettleson, Central Kitsap HS 2010, Bremerton, Washington
College Commitment: Oregon State
Drafted by the Rays in 2010, playing OF in the minor league


Class of 2009
Josh HoekstraDC Everest Evergreens 2009, Weston, Wisconsin
College: Century College | Minnesota State University - Mankato

Chacho MadrigalCalexico HS 2009, Calexico, California
College: Imperial Valley College; Cal State East Bay


Class of 2008
Alex AdamiIona Prep HS 2008, Thornwood, NY
College: Binghampton SUNY

Keith WermanOakton HS 2008, Vienna, Virginia
Werman is a 5'7" ambidextrous player who once pitched a seven-inning complete game, throwing 3.1 innings left handed and 3.2 right handed to get the win. 
College: Virginia Cavaliers, INF/C 2009-2012, Read Bio
Picked up by the Seattle Mariners organization to play SS/2B.


Class of 2007
Tony Polis, Mark Morris HS 2007, Longview, WA
Infielder and switch pitcher in high school. Basketball player in college.
College: University of Puget Sound; Pacific Lutheran University, 2011


Class of 2006
David Ricker, Hendersonville HS 2006, Edneyville, North Carolina
College: UNC Asheville (2009-2011) - LHP in college. Switch pitcher in high school.


Class of 2004
Pat VenditteOmaha Central HS 2004, Omaha, Nebraska
College: Walk-on switch pitcher for Creighton University 2005-2008
Drafted by the NY Yankees - twice, while playing at Creighton


Clark EgdorfSouth O'Brien HS 2004, Paullina, Iowa
Egdorf became used to throwing both ways in Little League and switch pitched in high school. He played left field right-handed and batted left-handed.
College: Iowa Lakes Community College and Loras College.


Class of 2003
Brandon Berdoll, Westlake HS, Austin, Texas
College: Temple College, Texas; Drafted by the Braves in 2003.
Used a custom-made ambidextrous glove -- with two thumbs, allowing Berdoll to switch hands when pitching.


Peter Taraskevich, American Heritage HS 2003, Sunrise, Florida
Drafted by the Twins in 2003

Joey Watson, Harselle HS 2003, Harselle, Alabama
Watson was a switch pitcher featured on a TV report, as a junior, in 2002
College: Wallace State Community College, Hanceville, Alabama


Class of 2002
Matt Brunnig, Home School, Played for Warner Christian HS 2002, Deland, Florida
College: Harvard University (Class of 2006), pitched with both arms in college


Class of 2001
Bobby LIvingston, Trinity Christian HS 2001, Lubbock, Texas
Drafted by the Seattle Mariners in 2001

Tyler Lumsden, Cave Spring HS 2001, Roanoke, Virginia 
College: Clemson University (2002-2004)
Drafted by Florida Marlins in 2001, and by the Chicago White Sox in 2004


Class of 1993
Rich Brady, Holy Ghost Prep 1993, Philadelphia, PA
College: Rider University, NJ
Brady was 6-0 as a switch pitcher in his senior year - winning four games right-handed and two games left-handed.

Class of 1991
Doyle PrestonMt. Vernon HS, Mount Vernon, Texas
College: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in 1991 and 1994 


Class of 1990
Jeff SchleyTallmadge HS 1990, Akron, Ohio
Schley started getting serious about throwing with both hands in Little League when he was 12 years old.


Class of 1989
Steve Butz, Central Catholic HS 1989, Lafayette, Indiana
In high school, Butz played outfield and first base left-handed and all other infield positions right-handed. He threw harder left-handed, but had more control pitching right-handed.

Dale RoeClio HS 1989, Clio, Michigan
Dale Roe was an ambidextrous pitcher who started -- and won --  both games of a doubleheader. He began throwing with both arms, on his own, in Little League.


Class of 1985
Ryan HillLaingsburg HS, Laingsburg, Michigan
Hill won a double-header against Webberville High, pitching right-handed in the first game and lefty in the next.

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Historical Articles ...


1960
Angel Macias, Monterrey, Mexico
At 15, ambidextrous Macias was heralded as the next Babe Ruth. He was a switch hitter with a .500+ BA every year. Best known for pitching a perfect game in the 1957 Little League World Series.



1948
Kenneth Thompson, Windsor, North Carolina
At 16, Thompson yielded five hits in 18 innings and was the outstanding pitcher on his high school team. 


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Youth League Switch Pitchers
Little League, Pony League, Koufax, etc.


Drew Chambasian, Racine, Wisconsin
As a 12-year-old switch pitcher Drew was featured in a newspaper article called "Young hurler has a special delivery" He attends Horlick High School (Class of 2015).


Phillip Ernst, Perryville, Missouri
This switch pitcher was encouraged by his older brothers to try pitching with both hands. A natural lefty, and switch hitter, he started pitching both ways at age 12. He also excels at basketball and soccer.



Rafe MiloTokyo, Japan
Switch hitter and ambidextrous pitcher Rafe Milo plays for the Honshu Rounders Baseball Club in Japan. His father Mitch, a baseball coach, writes a blog on Coaching a Switch Pitcher


Christian RinickMarlton, New Jersey
Ten-year-old Christian Rinick is a switch hitter and ambidextrous pitcher featured on YouTube.

Aiden McNasby, Roseville, California
In 2011, 8-year-old Little League switch pitcher Aiden McNasby was featured in a KCRA 3 News Story

Henry Knight, Seattle, Washington
Knight started throwing with both arms as a nine-year-old – just for fun. After a lot of hard work, he was selected as an All-star pitcher, catcher and infielder for Rainier Little League and Seattle Pony League. Knight played every position, during fall ball, to help the team out and develop his fielding skills.

Caleb Liegey, Missouri
Caleb Liegey is an ambidextrous pitcher from Centralia, Missouri. He uses two different gloves and started throwing with both arms when he was 2-years-old. In 2008, Leigey was featured in on Blumberg off the Bench TV show. In 2013, Caleb Leigey pitched for the Centralia High School Panthers.

Don Mattingly, Indiana
One of Mattingly's considerable natural athletic talents was his ambidexterity. Back in Little League, he switch-pitched on occasion, going three innings righthanded and three innings lefthanded. (SI Vault)



1950s
Angel MaciasMonterrey, Mexico
Macias pitched a perfect game in the 1957 Little League World Series. 

Angel Macias was signed by the Los Angeles Angels and invited to their first spring training in 1961 as a 16-year-old. He played briefly for the Angels in the minor leagues before going on to a career in the Mexican League.

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3 comments:

  1. There's an online article about another BHP, Austin Stuber at Missouri Valley College: http://mvcdelta.com/2013/10/mvc-baseball-throws-opponents-a-curve-with-ambidextrous-pitcher/

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  2. Not sure if you keep track of alumni from previous posts on your site. Roland Ryan has kept with it since he was 12. Here is video of Roland throwing for 2 Wins in 1 day, one left handed, 1 right handed. https://youtu.be/AlQ_hVXmWzU Ron Ryan, Roland's Dad

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  3. http://www.rrstar.com/article/20160416/SPORTS/160419616

    Here is another one

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