​​​​​​​​​​LEFTHANDED BASEBALL

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 best ever.

Read about them, and many other greats!

Lefthanded Baseball is the best source of information and statistics
on your favorite lefthanded batters and lefthanded pitchers.

Click here for the latest news on lefthanders in the 2022 MLB Season

Still no lefthanded catchers, second-basemen, shortstops, or third-basemen at any level of professional baseball.

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

Lefthanded Batters and Lefthanded Pitchers continue to play a prominent role in baseball,

but ongoing bias still prevents lefthanded children from playing all the fielding positions

and limits the opportunities for more lefthanders to learn, to participate, and to enjoy playing baseball.​

Platoon-players, pinch-hitters and relief specialists are used to create strategic advantages

Switch-Hitters                                        Switch-Pitchers

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

Read about them, and many other greats!

Starters-Clayton Kershaw, David Price, Madison Bumgarner, Chris Sale...
Relievers-Aroldis Chapman, Zach Britton, Sean Doolittle, Brad Hand... 

​Read about them, and many others!

Lefthanded throwers have proven to be excellent defenders, as pitchers, first-basemen, or outfielders.

Joey Votto, Freddie Freeman, Charlie Blackmon, Michael Brantley,
Bryce Harper, Anthony Rizzo, Christian Yelich, Cody Bellinger...

Read about them, and many others!

***Current best based on career statistics prior to start of 2022 MLB Season***

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