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    Flash the leather! _Sir_Charles_'s Avatar
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    Ambidextrous pitcher gains notoriety


    Perez can throw a fastball, changeup, cutter and curveball with both arms, and he's been clocked at 90 mph right-handed and 87 mph left-handed.
    Looks like he might be a legit prospect too. Kinda cool.

    IIRC, there was a video somewhere with a Oriental switch-pitcher facing a switch-hitter and they both kept swapping sides. Like a ridiculous number of times. Can't seem to find it though.

    ~edit~ Found it. Not oriental though. Must've been thinking of something else. Funny stuff.

    YouTube - ‪2008/6/20 switch thrower VS switch hitter‬‏
    Last edited by _Sir_Charles_; 05-23-2011 at 05:35 PM.

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    Be the ball Roy Tucker's Avatar
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    Re: Ambidextrous pitcher gains notoriety

    Rule 8.01 (f) says:

    (f.) A pitcher must indicate visually to the umpire-in-chief, the batter and any runners
    the hand with which he intends to pitch, which may be done by wearing his glove
    on the other hand while touching the pitcher’s plate. The pitcher is not permitted
    to pitch with the other hand until the batter is retired, the batter becomes a runner,
    the inning ends, the batter is substituted for by a pinch-hitter or the pitcher incurs
    an injury. In the event a pitcher switches pitching hands during an at-bat because
    he has suffered an injury, the pitcher may not, for the remainder of the game,
    pitch with the hand from which he has switched. The pitcher shall not be given
    the opportunity to throw any preparatory pitches after switching pitching hands.
    Any change of pitching hands must be indicated clearly to the umpire-in-chief.

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    Beer is good!! George Anderson's Avatar
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    Re: Ambidextrous pitcher gains notoriety

    Greg Harris who pitched with the Reds in the 80's threw with both arms.
    "Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard

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    Re: Ambidextrous pitcher gains notoriety

    Pat Venditte with the Yankees has done pretty well

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    Member chicoruiz's Avatar
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    Re: Ambidextrous pitcher gains notoriety

    I'm showing my age, but the Reds had a pitcher named Jorge Rubio in their system in the mid-60s who messed around with it, trying to find an appendage with which he could get hitters out. He never did...
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra

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    Re: Ambidextrous pitcher gains notoriety

    I sure thought that Masanori Murakami had pitched with both hands, but can find nothing to corroborate that.

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    Re: Ambidextrous pitcher gains notoriety

    jorge rubio came from the angels, good memory!

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