Today, big-league rosters have plenty of switch-hitters
. In 2017, there were 90 position players who switch-hit.
"Usually I go to America to spar before fights but this time I have stayed in the UK and have done a lot of work in Shef-field at the famous Ingle gym where, like Hunter, there are lots of switch-hitters
," said Selby.
As Robert McConnell noted in the 1979 issue of the Baseball Research Journal, "Prior to Mantle's time, switch-hitters
made little contribution in the home run, slugging and RBI departments." (1) Looking at 1920 as the first season after the Deadball era, the top career switch-hitting home run hitters through that year are listed below, career totals in parentheses:
"There is some versatility with some switch-hitters
and some from the left and right side, so it's good balance," Van Tol said.
The right-handed hitting Rodriguez did not start because Yankees manager Joe Girardi started six left-handed hitters and three switch-hitters
who batted left-handed against Sox right-hander Justin Masterson.
KP's wife, the Liberty X singer Jessica Taylor, is about to produce the next generation of Brylcreemendorsing switch-hitters
, so he could be called away at any moment.
I begin with the simplifying procedure of counting switch-hitters
as left-handed batters when they face right-handed pitchers and right-handed batters when they face left-handed pitchers.
Both of these closet switch-hitters
also go on performing their frequent husbandly duties to their wives, while the narrator also occasionally "services" some of his wife's women friends--though especially one of them.
With Chipper Jones appearing on the Hall of Fame ballot for 2018 election, I was wondering where does he rank all time among switch-hitters
in hits, doubles, home runs, runs and RBI?
Speaking of hard work, you'll also find stories about baseball players committed to becoming switch-hitters
and softball players crazy enough to stand 30 feet away from the batter.
Though there is no evidence to suggest Mayweather struggles against switch-hitters
, the fact he has not fought one since early in his career (1997) rings alarm bells.
While the Browns had only two regular LHB (Manush and McGowan), the team did have two switch-hitters
in their lineup--Lu Blue and Wally Schang.