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  • v  bat right-handed against a left-handed and left-handed against a right-handed pitcher

  • Mickey Mantle could switch-hit with phenomenal power, round the bases in less than 13 seconds and outrun fly balls to deepest Yankee Stadium.
  • Urbanely voluble, Flanders does most of the talking, and he can switch-hit a cliche or a platitude with deceptive ease: "If God had intended us to fly, he would never have given us .
  • He sent Mickey home with an ultimatum: "Don't you ever put on that baseball uniform again until you switch-hit like I taught you.

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