Lefty vs Righty Strategy

Teams use platoon players and pinch-hitters to create an offensive advantage,
and their opponents use relief pitchers to counter that strategy.

Switch-Hitters          Switch-Pitchers

Lefthanders In The Baseball Hall of Fame​

​17 of the 83 pitchers in the Baseball Hall of Fame are left-handed pitchers. 
72 of the 179 position players in the Baseball Hall of Fame are lefthanded batters.​

Lefthanded MVP Award Winners               Lefthanded Cy Young Award Winners

 Clayton Kershaw, Jon Lester, Cole Hamels, 
Madison Bumgarner, David Price and
Chris Sale are among the very best, 

​Read about them, and many others!

​​​​Why Aren't There More Lefthanders Playing Baseball?

There are more lefthanders playing baseball than there are in most other sports, 
but obstacles and bias still prevent many more lefthanders from playing the game.​

​​Lefthanders Playing The Field

There are no lefthanded catchers, second-basemen, shortstops, or third-basemen in major league baseball.
At all levels of baseball, players who throw left-handed are only allowed to play pitcher, first-base, or outfield.

Robinson Cano, Joey Votto, Nick Markakis,
Charlie Blackmon, Bryce Harper, Christian Yelich
and Cody Bellinger are among the very best.  

Read about them, and many others!, 

The 2020 Major League Baseball Season

Congratulations to Major League Baseball for completing the 2020 regular season,

and thanks to the players and the league and everyone else who helped make it happen.


The Best Lefthanded Batters and Lefthanded Pitchers in Baseball

Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Stan Musial, 
Reggie Jackson, Tony Gwynn, Barry Bonds, and Ken Griffey Jr. are among the very best. 

Read about them, and many other greats!

​​​​Lefty Grove, Carl Hubbell, Warren Spahn, Whitey Ford, Sandy Koufax, Steve Carlton, Tom Glavine, and Randy Johnson are among the very best. 

Read about them, and many other greats!