Lefthanders In The Baseball Hall of Fame​

​Congratulations to Larry Walker, the most recent lefthanded slugger elected to the Hall of Fame.
17 of the 83 pitchers in the Hall of Fame are lefthanded pitchers,
and 72 of the 179 position players in the Hall of Fame are lefthanded batters.​

Lefthanded MVP Award Winners               Lefthanded Cy Young Award Winners

​ Clayton Kershaw is in a class by himself.  Jon Lester, Cole Hamels, and David Price are other veteran southpaws approaching career milestones.

​Read about them, and many others!

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

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

​​Lefthanders Playing The Field

There are no lefthanded catchers, second-basemen, shortstops, or third-basemen in major league baseball.
At all levels of baseball, players who throw left-handed are only allowed to play pitcher, first-base, or outfield.

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!

The 2020 Major League Baseball Season

Congratulations to the Los Angeles Dodgers, 2020 World Series Champions
Thanks to all the players and coaches and everyone else who made the 2020 season possible.
  Your efforts brought some excitement and normalcy to an otherwise depressing summer.

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The Best Lefthanded Batters and Lefthanded Pitchers in Baseball

Charlie Blackmon, Bryce Harper, Christian Yelich,
Cody Bellinger, Anthony Rizzo and Freddie Freeman are among the best lefty sluggers in the game.

Read about them, and many others!, 

Lefty vs Righty Strategy

Teams use platoon players and pinch-hitters to create an offensive advantage,
and their opponents use relief pitchers to counter that strategy.

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!