Ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte did something unique on Tuesday. The 26-year-old pitched as both a right-hander and a left-hander in the same inning. Venditte first faced right-handed hitters Francisco Pena and Ruben Tejada as a right-hander before switching his specially designed glove to the other hand to pitch left-handed to the left-handed hitting Mike Baxter.
The Kentucky Wildcats may have predicted this year's World Series winner when they beat Kansas, 67-59, on Monday night. The last six times prior to this year that the Wildcats have won the NCAA title, the Yankees have also won the World Series (1949, '51, '58, '78, '96, '98).
The Yankees and Mets faced off for the first time in a Grapefruit League game since 1996 on Tuesday. The two New York teams last played a pair of games at the Yankees' spring home in Tampa on March 29 and 30, 1996. Prior to that, the Yankees and Mets met annually in Spring Training from 1962-1996. The two teams will play again Wednesday to finish off their Grapefruit League schedules.