A Big Weekend in Sports

American Pharoah won the Belmont, and became the first horse to win the Triple Crown in 37 years (1978 Affirmed).

courtesy AP

courtesy AP

The Milwaukee Bucks held a rally and unveiled their NEW look uniforms.

The Stanley Cup Finals are knotted at one win each.

King James and the Cavaliers tie their series with Golden State in the NBA Finals.

Serena Williams won the French Open – her 20th Grand Slam event.

The 2015 Womens World Cup Soccer kicked off.

The Brewers Single A Farm Team, the Biloxi Shuckers christened their NEW ballpark with an exciting 14 inning “walk-off” win, after spending their first 55 games on the road this season.

Tiger shot his worst round as a pro, 13 over…an 85 in the third round of the Memorial.

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BUT… the following is just incredibly unique:

Pat Venditte #29 for the Oakland A’s made his major league debut on Friday, the unique part is that he is an ambidextrous pitcher! That’s right… he can pitch EFFECTIVELY with either arm!

Oakland called up Venditte from Triple A Nashville where he was sporting a 1.36 ERA with 33 strike outs in 33 innings of work. Venditte who went to Creighton and was drafted in the 20th round by the Yankees in 2008.

In his debut he went 2 innings in relief, allowing one hit and striking out one.

Venditte

Venditte

For the record Venditte isn’t the first to pitch with either arm in a game, four 19th century pitchers did it as well… Tony Mullane 1882-1893, Elton Chamberlain 1888, Larry Corcoran 1884, and George Wheeler 1896-1899. The last time the feat was attempted was in 1995 by Greg Harris with the Montreal Expos.

Harris

Harris

It will be interesting to see how the middle reliever pitches the rest of the season for the A’s..

If you want to see the video go to my page at The Big 920: http://www.thebig920.com/onair/jeff-miller-sports-53489/a-big-weekend-in-sports-13656518#ixzz3cT3XHVkq

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