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Switch-hitters, I remember from my days as a Mickey Mantle fan, were as often made as born. To learn to "swing both ways" meant practice and discipline, not just natural talent. Certainly there was nothing suspect about them; they represented a double strength because they maximized their own potential as athletes and strategists. You wanted switch-hitters in your lineup even if by swinging from one side rather than the other the hitter sacrificed a little raw power for artifice and skill.