Pat Venditte rule

[ patven-dit-ee rool ]

  1. a rule that prohibits a pitcher from switching between right- and left-handed throwing during an opponent’s at-bat, contrasted with a switch hitter's freedom to switch between right- and left-handed batting during an at-bat.

Origin of Pat Venditte rule

Named after Pat Venditte (born 1985), an ambidexterous pitcher whose disruptive practice of switching his throwing arms during an at-bat prompted adoption of the rule in 2008

Words Nearby Pat Venditte rule Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023