Duke Markell

Pitcher
TEAM: Chicago White Sox, Washington Senators
Born: Oct. 16, 1881 - April 26, 1924

Born in 1881 in Metropolis, Illinois, Manuel was pitcher for the Washington Senators and Chicago White Sox from 1905-1908. Manuel was ambidextrous. Although he pitched right-handed, he said there were times he threw from the left side to left-handed hitters. Moxie’s son, John, in a letter to the National Baseball Library at Cooperstown, wrote that he had clippings which confirmed that his father was ambidextrous and that in the minors he would often pitch doubleheaders — one right-handed and one left-handed — sometimes posting shut-out victories in both games.

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