The Best Lefthanded Batters and Lefthanded Pitchers in Baseball
Ken Griffey, Jr.
Ken Griffey Jr was a lefthanded throwing outfielder who played 22 years (from 1989 to 2010), 13 with the Seattle Mariners, 9 with the Cincinnati Reds, and 1 with the Chicago White Sox. He played in 2671 games (34th all time) with 9801 times at bat (35th all time), and he accumulated 2781 hits (52nd all time) and scored 1662 runs (34th all time), with 524 doubles, 38 triples, 630 home runs (6th all-time), 1836 runs batted in (15th all-time), and 184 stolen bases.
Griffey hit 40 or more home runs 7 times, including including 5 years on a row from 1996 to 2000. He was the American League Most Valuable Player in 1997 when he lead the league with 125 runs scored, 56 home runs, 147 runs batted in, and a .646 slugging percentage.
Griffey lead the American League in home runs 4 times and made the All-Star Team 13 times, He was also a great center-fielder with a powerful throwing arm, winning the Gold Glove Award for fielding excellence ten consecutive years from 1990 to 1999. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2016.