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The Best Lefthanded Batters and Lefthanded Pitchers in Baseball

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Prior to 1930          1930 to 1960          1960 to 1990          Since 1990

Jim Thome is a righthanded throwing first baseman, third baseman, and designated hitter who played 22 years in the majors (1991 to 2012).  His first 13 years were with the Cleveland Indians, followed by 4 years with the Philadelphia Phillies, 4 with the Chicago White Sox, and the rest with 3 other teams.  He led the 

Thome finished his career with 612 home runs (8th all time), 1699 runs batted in (26th all time), a .554 on base percentage (22nd all time), and 1747 walks (7th all time).  He also struck out 2,548 times, which is the 2nd most of all time).  He played in 5 all star games, and was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2018.

​All-Time Greatest Lefthanded Batters

Jim Thome