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Left Handed Baseball Players

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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.

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    Adrian Dantley

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    Al Habrosky

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    Born: 1895
    Birthplace: Baltimore-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area, Baltimore, Area code 667, Pigtown, United States, with Territories + 1 more
    Nationality: United States of America
    Position: Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder, Pitcher
    Babe Ruth : see more

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    Born: 1964
    Birthplace: California, Area code 951, Contiguous United States, Area code 909, United States of America + 4 more
    Nationality: United States of America
    Position: Left fielder
    Barry Bonds : see more

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    Born: 1964
    Birthplace: Area codes 630 and 331, Aurora, Illinois, Kendall County, United States of America + 6 more
    Position: Relief pitcher
    Bob Kipper : see more

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