In the annals of River Ave. Blues history, no post has garnered more page views than a June 2008 video of Pat Venditte facing off against a switch-hitter. The video is lives on via YouTube, and Venditte, a legitimate switch-pitcher, is still going strong. While his nearly 24 years of age make him a bit old for the Class A Sally league, in 11.2 innings this year, he hasn’t allowed an earned run and has 21 strike outs. Stunningly, he hasn’t walked a batter.
Today, Rick Reilly of ESPN The Magazine profiled the ambidextrous hurler. Who knows what the future holds for Venditte? The Yanks may push him out soon to find out what they have, but as a Minor League sideshow attraction of a potential MLB reliever, Venditte and his six-fingered glove certainly make for an interesting story.