​​​​​​​​​​LEFTHANDED BASEBALL

The Best Lefthanded Batters and Lefthanded Pitchers in Baseball

​All-Time Best Lefthanded Batters

Ted Williams  was a righthanded throwing outfielder who played 19 years in the majors (from 1939 to 1960) with the Boston Red Sox.   He missed three complete seasons and most of two others to serve in the US Military, or his career numbers would have been much higher.  Williams finished with 521 home runs (19th all-time), 1839 runs batted in (14th all-time), 2021 walks (4th all-time), a .344 batting average (8th all- time), a .482 on base percentage (1st all time) and a .634 slugging percentage (2nd all time)

Willams won the American League batting title 6 times, including 1941 with a .406 average, which was the last time anyone has batted over .400 for a season.  He lead the league in runs scored 6 times, home runs 4 times, runs batted in 4 times, on base percentage 12 times, and slugging percentage 9 times.

Williams was voted Major League Player of the Year 5 times, and he won the American League Triple Crown twice.  His on-base percentage of .482 is the highest ever, and his slugging percentage of .634 is the 2nd highest ever.   He was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966.

Other Great Lefthanded Batters

Prior to 1930          1930 to 1960          1960 to 1990          Since 1990

Ted Williams