Of the 83 pitchers in the Hall of Fame, 17 of them are lefthanded pitchers

Those 17 lefthanded pitchers are Steve Carlton, Andy Cooper, Whitey Ford, Bill Foster, Tom Glavine, Lefty Gomez, Lefty Grove, Carl Hubbell, Randy Johnson, Sandy Koufax, Rube Marquard, Hal Newhouser, Herb Pennock, Eddie Plank, Eppa Rixey, Warren Spahn, and Rube Waddell.

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​Lefthanders in the Baseball Hall of Fame

​​Of the 24 first-basemen in the Hall of Fame, 12 of them are lefthanded batters.  These 12 lefthanded batting first-basemen are Jake Beckley, Jim Bottomley, Dan Brouthers, Rod CarewLou Gehrig, Buck Leonard, Willie McCovey, Johnny Mize, George Sisler, Ben Taylor, Bill Terry, and Jim Thome. Out of these 12 lefthanded batting first-basemen in the Hall of Fame, only 5 of them also throw lefthanded.

Of the 72 outfielders in the Hall of Fame, 41 of them are lefthanded batters.  These 41 lefthanded batting outfielders are Richie Ashburn, Earl Averill, Lou Brock, Jesse Burkett, Oscar Charleston, Fred Clarke, Ty Cobb, Earle Combs, Larry Doby, Sam Crawford, Elmer Flick, Goose Goslin, Ken Griffey Jr, Tony Gwynn, Billy Hamilton, Pete Hill, Harry Hooper, Reggie Jackson, Willie Keeler, Chuck Klein, Heinie Manush, Stan Musial, Mel Ott, Sam Rice, Edd Roush, Babe Ruth, Enos Slaughter, Duke Snider, Tris Speaker, Willie Stargell, Turkey Stearnes, Sam Thompson, Cristobal Torriente, Larry Walker, Lloyd Waner, Paul Waner, Zack Wheat, Billy Williams, Ted Williams, Ross Youngs, and Carl Yastrzemski.  Out of these 40 lefthanded batting outfielders in the Hall of Fame, only 21 of them also throw lefthanded.

Congratulations to Larry Walker

the most recent lefthanded slugger elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame.  

Jim Thome
Inducted 2018

Of the 179 position players in the Hall of Fame, 72 of them are lefthanded batters. 

You can see them listed below, broken down by position.

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Ken Griffey Jr.
Inducted 2016

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Larry Walker
Inducted 2020

Of the 19 catchers in the Hall of Fame, 4 of them are lefthanded batters.  These 4 lefthanded batting catchers are Yogi Berra, Mickey Cochrane, Bill Dickey, & Louis Santop.

Of the 20 second-basemen in the Hall of Fame, 5 of them are lefthanded batters.  These 5 lefthanded batting second-basemen are Eddie Collins, Johnny Evers, Nellie Fox, Charlie Gehringer & Joe Morgan.

Of the 26 shortstops in the Hall of Fame, 4 of them are lefthanded batters.  These 4 lefthanded batting shortstops are Pop Lloyd, Joe Sewell, Arky Vaughan & John Ward.

Of the 17 third-basemen in the Hall of Fame, 6 of them are lefthanded batters.  These 6 lefthanded batting third-basemen are Frank “Home Run” Baker, Wade Boggs, George Brett, Eddie Matthews, Deacon White & Jud Wilson.

Of course, none of the players at any of these four positions throw lefthanded,

because there are no lefthanded catchers, second-baseman, shortstop, or third-baseman, in baseball. 

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The Best Lefthanded Batters and Lefthanded Pitchers in Baseball

Randy Johnson
Inducted 2015