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​​​​​​​​​​LEFTHANDED BASEBALL

The Best Lefthanded Batters and Lefthanded Pitchers in Baseball

Keith Hernandez won National League Gold Glove Awards 11 years in a row from 1978-1988.  He also batted .296 over his 16 year career, with 426 doubles, 162 home runs, and 1071 RBI.

Don Mattingly won American League Gold Glove Awards 9 out of 10 years from 1985-1994.  He also batted .307 over his 14 year career, with 442 doubles, 222 home runs, and 1099 RBI.


​​Lefthanded First-Baseman have won the the Gold Glove Awards

a total of 79 of the 127 times it has been presented.  

Lefthanded ​Gold Glove Winning First-Basemen

Bill White won in the National League 7 years in a row from 1960-1966.

Wes Parker won in the National League 6 years in a row from 1967-1972.  

J.T. Snow won 6 years in a row, 1995-96 in the American League and 1997-2000 in the National League.

Anthony Rizzo won 4 of the past 5 years in the NL (2016, 2018, 2019, and 2020)

Eric Hosmer won 4 out of 5 years in the AL from 2013-2017.  

Adrian Gonzalez has won a total of 4 gold gloves, 1 in the American League in 2011, and 3 in the National League (2008. 2009, and 2014).

Mark Grace won 4 out of 5 years from 1992-1996.

Todd Helton won 3 of the next 4 years from 2001-2004.

Rafael Palmeiro won 3 years in a row from 1997-1999.

John Olerud won 3 of the next 4 years from 2000-2003.

Joe Pepitone won 3 times (1965, 1966 and 1969).

Cecil Cooper won 2 years in a row (1979-1980).

Jim Spencer won 2 times (1970 and 1977).

​Other Lefthanded Gold Glove Winning First-Basemen in the American League...Mike Squires in 1981, Darrin Erstad in 2004, Carlos Pena in 2008, and Mitch Moreland in 2016.

In the National League, one-time winners have been...Mike Jorgenson in 1973, Will Clark in 1991, Joey Votto in 2011, and Dave LaRoche in 2012.