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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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    Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Left Handed Baseball Players
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    George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr. was an American baseball outfielder and pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball from 1914 to 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame ...more

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    • Position: Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder, Pitcher
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Pigtown, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    • Teams: Boston Red Sox, Boston Braves, New York Yankees
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    Barry Lamar Bonds is an American former professional baseball left fielder who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants. Bonds received seven NL MVP awards and 14 All-Star selections, and is considered to be one of the greatest baseball players of ...more

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    • Position: Left fielder
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States of America
    • Bats: Left-handed
    • Teams: San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates
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    Robert Wayne Kipper is an American professional baseball coach and a former middle-relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. As of 2015, he is the pitching coach of the Pawtucket Red Sox of the Triple-A International League. A native of Aurora, Illinois, Kipper, a left-hander, stood 6 feet 2 inches tall ...more

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    • Position: Relief pitcher
    • Birthplace: Aurora, Illinois, United States of America
    • Teams: Minnesota Twins, Pittsburgh Pirates, California Angels
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    Brady Kevin Anderson is recognized mostly for his time spent with the Baltimore Orioles from 1988-2001 as a defensive outfielder run scorer, is now the organization's Vice President of Baseball Operations. An integral part of the Baltimore Orioles efforts to individualize methodology in order to ...more

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    • Position: Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America
    • Teams: Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians
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    Brett Morgan Butler is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball and current third base/outfield coach for the Miami Marlins. He played for five different teams from 1981 through 1997. Butler's best season came in 1991, when he made the National League All-Star team. He was diagnosed with cancer ...more

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    • Position: Center fielder
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Teams: San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, New York Mets
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    Bruce Vee Hurst is a former Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher. He is best remembered for his brilliant performance for the Boston Red Sox in the 1986 postseason, named 1986 World Series M.V.P. prior to the New York Mets' miraculous comeback in Game Six of the World Series.more

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    • Position: Pitcher
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: St. George, Utah, United States of America
    • Teams: San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies
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