Pat Venditte Called Up

If you love baseball, and baseball makes you happy, then the story of Pat Venditte is right up your alley. 

Pat Venditte is the first Switch Pitcher in the big leagues since 1894. The Oakland A's called Venditte up today after he posted a 1.36 ERA over 33 innings at the AAA level. Because of Venditte's unique pitching style, MLB needed to add a rule specific to switch pitching; Venditte must announce his intended throwing arm, and he must not switch arms until an at bat has ended. 

Check out the hilarious back and forth from Venditte's low minor league days when this was an unresolved issue. Start it around the one minute mark.: