Friday, June 5, 2015

Switch Pitcher Venditte Could Face Sox Hitters

The 6-Fingered Glove
You could see a little MLB history this weekend at Fenway Park. No, not games between two of the worst teams in the American League. However, you might witness the first major league action by "switch-pitching" A's pitcher Pat Venditte. The 29-year old 'lefty/righty' possesses a six-fingered glove that allows him to switch hands between batters in an inning. A rule that was instituted specifically because of him (The Venditte Rule) mandates that the pitcher declare which hand he's throwing with before each at-bat. Thus, a switch-hitter can decide which side of the plate to occupy. Signs and wonders.