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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Switch Pitching

In case you missed Will Carroll's Under the Knife column today here's a story about a switch pitcher in Division I who plays for Creighton.

It makes me wonder why we didn't see more switch pitchers a couple generations ago. Tony Mullane. who played from 1881 to 1984 did so and of course Greg Harris threw an innning for the Expos with both hands back in 1995. Back then natural lefties (like my Dad) were steered towards right-handedness. You would think there would have been some individuals who continued to be able to use both hands and at least a few would have excelled. Anyway, today you would need a concerted effort to make it work like this boy's father put forth from the time he was 3.

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