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Pat Venditte
  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Patrick Michael Venditte
  • Age: 29 (June 30, 1985)
  • Birthplace: Omaha, NE
  • Bats/Throws: S/L Ht: 6' 1" Wt: 180
  • Draft: Round 20 (2008, NYY)
  • School: Creighton
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Pat Venditte Career Stats

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Pat Venditte Awards and Honors

Pat Venditte  7 P

  • Full Name: Patrick Michael Venditte
  • Born: June 30, 1985
  • Age: 29
  • Birthplace: Omaha, NE
  • Bats: S
  • Throws: L
  • Height: 6' 1"
  • Weight: 180
  • Draft: Round 20 (2008, NYY)
  • School: Creighton

Made four relief appearances for Italy in the 2013 World Baseball Classic (0-1, 9.00 ERA). ... Selected by the New York Yankees in the 20th round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft out of Creighton University ... Is the only ambidextrous pitcher in professional baseball. ... Uses a six-finger glove with two thumb holes. ... Is a natural right-hander but has thrown with both arms since the age of 3. ... Caused the Professional Baseball Umpire Corporation to create a new rule regarding ambidextrous pitchers on July 2, 2008: A "pitcher must visually indicate to the umpire, batter and runner(s) which way he will begin pitching to the batter." ... Went 9-3 with seven saves and a 3.34 ERA in 37 games as a senior at Creighton in 2008. ... Led the team in wins, innings pitched, saves, strikeouts and opponents' batting average (.207). ... Was selected to the Brooks Wallace Watch List in 2008. ... In 2007, he was named an All-American by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball. Also was named Missouri Valley Conference Tournament MVP. ... Attended Central High School in Omaha, Neb., where he was named second team All-Nebraska, team MVP and a Lincoln Journal Star Academic All-Star as a senior. ... Selected by the Yankees in the 45th round of the 2007 Draft but did not sign.