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Left Handed Baseball Players

A list of famous left handed baseball players with pictures. People with left handedness, aka "left handers", "lefties", "a lefty", or even "southpaws" have long had to deal with negative connotations within the western world. The latin word for left, "sinistra" is where we get the modern word "sinister". By contrast, "dexterity" comes from the latin word for right handed, "dexter". Today, roughly 11% of the world's population is left handed. That number surged throughout the 20th century as adults stopped forcing left handed children to use their right hand. Left handedness has become unusually prominent within some professions. Of the seven most recent Presidents of the United States, five were left handers. Many other world leaders are lefties as well. Generally speaking, left handed people today tend to be seen as more "right brained". A recent study showed that college educated left handers in the United States earn on average 10-15% more than their right handed equivalents.

Source- http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/left.html

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    Adrian Dantley

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    Al Habrosky

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    about... Position: Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder, Pitcher
    Nationality: United States of America
    Birthplace: Pigtown, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    Babe Ruth : see more
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    about... Position: Left fielder
    Nationality: United States of America
    Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States of America
    Barry Bonds : see more
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    about... Position: Relief pitcher
    Birthplace: Aurora, Illinois, United States of America
    Bob Kipper : see more
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    about... Position: Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder
    Nationality: United States of America
    Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America
    Brady Anderson : see more
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