thedukeorsino wrote:This has always seemed like such a cool idea to me, but I doubt anyone but some god-like athlete could do it. Pitching involves your whole body, not just which hand you throw with. For a guy would need to work hard enough to have decent major league stuff from both sides probably isn't humanly possible. Pitchers develop "muscle memory" that enables them to repreat with great consistency a fluid and powerful delivery. I don't see how you could retain that on both sides of your body.
I think its more a matter of natrual ability...being ambidextrious for one. Left-handers especially are more likely to be ambidextrious. But yes, it would be hard to have great stuff from both sides.
Tyler Lumsden, who is in the Sox organization, is ambidextrious.
He was drafted out of Clemson, and he was there the same years I was. He throws a low 90s heater left-handed, and in the mid 80s right handed. I don't think he ever did it in a game at Clemson.http://clemsontigers.collegesports.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/lumsden_tyler00.html
Nicknamed "Lump"...is ambidextrious in terms of throwing a ball; he was clocked throwing a pitch right-handed 80 mph in high school and throws over 90 mph left-handed...majoring in PRTM...born Tyler Ryan Lumsden on May 9, 1983.