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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
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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: Baltimore, USA, Pigtown, Maryland
    • 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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    Carl Hubbell
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    Carl Owen Hubbell, nicknamed "The Meal Ticket" and "King Carl", was an American baseball player. He was a member of the New York Giants in the National League from 1928 to 1943. He remained on the team's payroll for the rest of his life, long after their move to San Francisco. Twice voted the National ...more

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    • Position: Pitcher
    • Birthplace: Carthage, Missouri, United States of America
    • Teams: New York Giants
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    Casey Stengel
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    Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel, nicknamed "The Old Perfessor", was an American Major League Baseball outfielder and manager. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966. Stengel was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and originally nicknamed "Dutch", a common nickname at that time for Americans of ...more

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    • Position: Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America
    • Teams: Philadelphia Phillies, New York Giants, Brooklyn Robins, Boston Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, + more
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    Dan Pasqua

    Daniel Anthony Pasqua, is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues from 1985-1994. He was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 3rd round of the 1982 amateur draft. Pasqua attended William Paterson University in New Jersey. He currently works as a community representative ...more

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    • Position: Outfielder
    • Birthplace: Yonkers, New York, United States of America
    • Teams: Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees
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    Darryl Eugene Strawberry, Sr. is a former American Major League Baseball right fielder and an ordained Christian minister and author. Strawberry is well known for his career in baseball and his controversial personal life. Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Strawberry was one of the most feared ...more

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    • Position: Right fielder, Outfielder
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Teams: San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, New York Mets
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    David Martinez is an American professional baseball outfielder and coach. He is the bench coach for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball. He played in MLB for the Cubs, Montreal Expos, Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants, Chicago White Sox, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, ...more

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    • Position: Outfielder
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Teams: Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, + more
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    David Christopher Justice is a former American outfielder and designated hitter in Major League Baseball who played for the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, and Oakland Athletics.more

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    • Position: Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
    • Teams: Atlanta Braves, Oakland Athletics, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees
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    Donald Arthur Mattingly is an American professional baseball first baseman, coach and manager. Mattingly is currently the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball. Nicknamed "The Hit Man" and "Donnie Baseball", he spent his entire 14-year career playing for the New York ...more

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    • Position: Manager, First baseman
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Evansville, Center Township, Indiana, United States of America
    • Teams: New York Yankees
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    Fernando Valenzuela
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    Fernando Valenzuela Anguamea is a Mexican former Major League Baseball pitcher. During a 17-year baseball career, he achieved his greatest success with the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1980-1990, and went on to pitch for five more major league teams. In 1981, the 20-year-old Valenzuela took Los Angeles by ...more

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    • Position: Pitcher
    • Birthplace: Etchohuaquila
    • Teams: San Diego Padres, Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles, St. Louis Cardinals, + more
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    Fred Lynn
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    Fredric Michael "Fred" Lynn is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Red Sox, California Angels, Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers and San Diego Padres. He is best known for being the first player to win the Rookie of the Year award and MVP in the same season. Lynn ...more

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    • Position: Outfielder, Center fielder
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Teams: San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles, California Angels
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    Frederick Stanley McGriff is a former Major League Baseball player who played for six teams from 1986 through 2004. A power-hitting first baseman, he became a five-time All-Star and led both leagues in home runs in separate years - the American League in 1989 and the National League in 1992. McGriff ...more

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    • Position: First baseman
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States of America
    • Teams: San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves, Toronto Blue Jays, + more
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    Forest Gregory "Greg" Swindell is an American former Major League Baseball player, who had a 17-year career as a left-handed pitcher from 1986 to 2002. He played for the Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox of the American League and the Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros and Arizona ...more

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    • Position: Pitcher
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America
    • Teams: Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, + more
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    Harold Baines
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    Harold Douglas Baines is a former right fielder and designated hitter in Major League Baseball who played for five American League teams from 1980 to 2001. He is best known for his three stints with the Chicago White Sox, the team on which he now serves as coach. He ranked 7th in AL history in games ...more

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    • Position: Designated hitter, Right fielder
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Easton, Maryland, United States of America
    • Teams: Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Oakland Athletics, Cleveland Indians
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