Switch-pitchers caught a piece of history
He is also among the less than half-dozen switch-pitchers in big league history.
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Today, that glove is in the permanent collection of the Hall of Fame.
“It’s something I always wanted to do, and it’s gotten me to the Hall of Fame. This was the only way I’m going to get there – from the left side and not the right side,” Harris said in 1995. “I’m grateful that the Hall does recognize unique achievements and that I had the opportunity to be a pioneer of sorts. My left arm had to get me in because my right arm never would have.”
Bill Francis is the senior research and writing specialist at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum