A unique craftsman requires a unique tool to conduct his trade.
Oakland Athletics pitcher Pat Venditte certainly falls into that category. The 29-year-old is a switch-pitcher, and in his MLB debut against the Boston Red Sox on Friday night became the first pitcher since 1995 to throw pitches with both arms in the same game.
Venditte throws right-handed to lefty batters and left-handed to righty batters, so he’s constantly changing which arm he throws with during the game. As such, he needs a special glove that can fit on both hands.
Before Saturday’s game, Venditte sat down with Gary Striewski to show off his custom-made six-finger glove, in which he catches the ball off to the side rather than receiving it in the pocket.
Watch Venditte talk about his cool mitt in the video above.
Thumbnail photo via Gregory J. Fisher/USA TODAY Sports Images
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