​​​​​​​​​​LEFTHANDED BASEBALL

The Best Lefthanded Batters and Lefthanded Pitchers in Baseball

For the most career strikeouts...

3 of the top 20 are lefthanded.  

#1 Randy Johnson with 4875 strikeouts
#4 Steve Carlton with 4136
#18 Mickey Lolich with 2832

​All-Time Best Lefthanded Pitchers

Top 20 All Time Pitching Leaders

Other Great Lefthanded Pitchers

Prior to 1930          1930 to 1960          1960 to 1990          Since 1990

For the most career games won...

3 of the top 20 are lefthanded.  

# 6 Warren Spahn with 363 wins
#11 Steve Carlton with 329 
#13 Eddie Plank with 326

Lefthanded Pitchers are very well represented in Major League Baseball

among the top 20 career leaders in most statistical categories.

​​​​For the most career innings pitched...

3 of top 20 are lefthanded.  

# 8 Warren Spahn with 5243
# 9 Steve Carlton with 5217
#20 Tommy John with 4710

For the most career games started...

7 of the top 20 are lefthanded.  

# 6 Steve Carlton with 709
#8 Tommy John with 700
#12 Tom Glavine with 682
#14 Warren Spahn with 665
#16 Jaime Moyer with 638
#17 Jim Kaat with 625
#18 Frank Tanana with 616

For the lowest career earned run average...

5 of the top 20 are lefthanded.  

#4 Jack Pfiester with a 2.02 ERA
#11 Rube Waddell with 2.16
#14 Jack Wiemer with 2.23
#17 Babe Ruth with 2.28
#20 Reb Russell with 2.33