Wright: A history of switch-pitching

From Cheryl Wright at Sons of Sam Horn on May 13, 2015:

I always experience a sense of childlike wonder when I walk into a baseball stadium. I love the idea that anything can happen, and I hope to see something special: a no-hitter, a triple play, or a batter hitting for the cycle. But one of the most unusual sights in baseball is the appearance of a switch-pitcher. Just imagine: a right-handed hitter comes up to bat and the right-handed reliever retires him. Then up comes a lefty. The pitcher switches his glove to the other hand and faces the batter as a left-hander. What a versatile weapon for a team to have at its disposal! What an incredible feat to witness!

Although about 8% of major leaguers are switch-hitters, there have been only five pitchers in the history of Major League Baseball who have attempted to switch-pitch. Here is a brief look at the pitchers who performed this rare feat.

Read the full article here: http://sonsofsamhorn.com/baseball/pitching/profiles-pitching/a-history-of-switch-pitching/

Originally published: June 9, 2015. Last Updated: June 9, 2015.