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 on how your favorite
 lefthanded batters and lefthanded pitchers are performing all season long.

Still no lefthanded catchers, second-basemen, shortstops, or third-basemen in major league baseball.

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

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

​​Lefty vs Righty Strategy

Teams use platoon-players and pinch-hitters and relief pitchers 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!

Baseball returned to "normal "after the 60 game COVID season of 2020

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 can be very good 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!, 

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