Friday, June 5, 2015

TRENDY: 2009 Obak #29 Pat Venditte - SwitchPitcher

Just got the news that Pat Venditte is getting called up by the Oakland A's.

2009 Tristar Obak #29 Pat Venditte

Will elaborate on the Switch-Pitcher a bit more in the future but wanted to get this posted with the buzz going on.

The most recent switch-pitcher was Greg Harris who we profile here.


Love how this Obak Card echoes the Eddie Murray 1988 Record Breaker

1988 Topps #4 Eddie Murray

Sources and Links
Eddie Murray HoF Index
Hardball-Talk
Baseball-ref


2 comments:

Matthew Scott said...

I'm super excited about his call up. Did baseball ever lay down specific rules for him. I knew they were talking about that he could switch sides in the middle of an at bat.

deal said...

Yes, there is essentially the Venditte rule. The Batter gets final say if there is a Switch Pitcher vs Switch Hitter situation.

At least that is what they did at lower levels.

Not sure if they actually wrote the rule for the majors.

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