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A’s switch-pitcher Pat Venditte placed on DL

By Zack Cox Baseball fans hoping to catch The Pat Venditte Show will have to wait at least another two weeks to do so. The Oakland A’s on Friday placed Venditte, the first switch-pitcher to appear in the majors in 20 years, on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder. The 29-year-old Venditte made headlines last Friday when he threw with both arms in a scoreless...
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

A’s Switch-Pitcher Pat Venditte Shows Off Unique Six-Finger Glove (Video)

A unique craftsman requires a unique tool to conduct his trade. Oakland Athletics pitcher Pat Venditte certainly falls into that category. The 29-year-old is a switch-pitcher, and in his MLB debut against the Boston Red Sox on Friday night became the first pitcher since 1995 to throw pitches with both arms in the same game. Venditte throws right-handed to lefty batters and left-handed...
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: A’s Call Up Switch-Pitcher Pat Venditte; Could Debut Vs. Red Sox

Pat Venditte, one of baseball’s most intriguing players, is finally getting his shot. Venditte, who has the distinction of being a switch-pitcher who’s able to pitch with both arms, reportedly was called up Friday by the Oakland Athletics. The pitcher is expected to join the A’s in Boston where they open a three-game weekend series with the Red Sox...
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics call up switch-pitcher Pat Venditte

By David Kenyon Be prepared to drop everything and run to a computer or television when the Oakland Athletics are playing, because you might witness a rare event. Pat Venditte, a relief pitcher, holds a tremendously unique talent: He can pitch with either arm. Venditte has been called up from the Nashville Sounds to the big-league club, according to Gary Sharp of Omaha radio...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The switch pitcher, Pat Venditte, baffled the Giants

During Tuesday’s Giants-Athletics Spring Training game, the A’s used Pat Venditte in the third and fourth innings against a pair of Giants hitters. On the surface, there’s nothing special about this…until you realize that Venditte pitches with both his left and his right arm. Venditte is unfortunately not on Oakland’s 40-man roster, so it doesn’t seem very likely that...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

A’s Switch-Pitcher Pat Venditte Effective From Both Sides Of Mound (Video)

Pat Venditte wasn’t able to crack the major league roster in his first stop, but his second try got off to a good start Tuesday. Venditte is a “switch-pitcher,” who’s able to throw with both arms and changes in the middle of innings depending on the matchup, is in Oakland Athletics camp this season after seven seasons in the Yankees’ organization. Venditte got as high as...
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Switch pitcher could see action in MLB

29-year-old New York Yankees minor leaguer Pat Venditte normally wouldn’t be a player worth noticing. He’s been in the minors for the past seven seasons after the Yankees selected him in the 45th round of the 2007 amateur draft.  On the surface, Venditte is nothing more than your non-prospect who has bounced around in small towns in an attempt to make it to the Majors. That’s...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Pat Venditte line at Scranton: five up, five down

And five strike outs.Will the switcher-pitcher ever see Yankee Stadium?

Yankees promote Pat Venditte - humankind's greatest athlete - to Scranton

At age 28, Pat Venditte - the only switch-pitcher in modern baseball history - was promoted to Scranton yesterday, putting him a heartbeat away from the big time.This comes as the Yankees are ripping through bullpen arms the way Khloe Kardashian goes through home pregnancy tests. Today, the team faces an old-fashioned double-header, and it's not hard to imagine the final innings...

Will this be the year the Yankees give the ball to Pat Venditte?

I've never seen Pat Venditte pitch. Frankly, it's bucket list material. But I'm starting to lose hope that he'll ever do it for the Yankees. Venditte is the only pitcher in pro baseball who can throw with both hands. That, in itself, makes him arguably the greatest athlete in the game, if not the most coordinated and sophisticated person in professional sports. He must have the mind...
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

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