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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.

  • Robert Wayne Kipper (born July 8, 1964) is an American professional baseball coach and a former middle-relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. In 2018, he will begin his third different term as the pitching coach of the Greenville Drive of the Single-A South Atlantic League. Kipper has also spent two terms (2002 and the final seven weeks of the 2015 season) as bullpen coach of the parent Boston Red Sox.A native of Aurora, Illinois, Kipper, a left-hander, stood 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and weighed 200 pounds (91 kg) during his active career. After graduating from Aurora Central Catholic High School, he was selected by the California Angels with the eighth pick in the first round of...  more
    • Position: Relief pitcher
    • Birthplace: Aurora, Illinois
    • Teams: Minnesota Twins, Pittsburgh Pirates, California Angels
  • Brady Kevin Anderson (born January 18, 1964) is a baseball executive and former outfielder. He made his major league debut for the Boston Red Sox on April 4, 1988, and also played for the Baltimore Orioles and Cleveland Indians. He spent the majority of his career as a center fielder and leadoff hitter for the Orioles in the 1990s, where he was a three-time All Star, and, in 1996, became the fifteenth player in major league history to hit 50 home runs in one season. Anderson bats and throws left-handed, stands 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall, and weighs 199 pounds (90 kg). A native of Silver Spring, Maryland, Anderson was selected by the Red Sox in the tenth round of the 1985 amateur draft. ...  more
    • 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
  • Brett Morgan Butler (born June 15, 1957) is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball and current base running/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 in May 1996, received treatment and returned to the playing field four months later. He retired in 1997 and began a baseball coaching career. He has coached or managed numerous professional teams. He was the manager of the Reno Aces minor league team from late 2008 through 2013....  more
    • Position: Center fielder
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
    • Teams: San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, New York Mets
  • Bruce Vee Hurst (born March 24, 1958) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher. He is best remembered for his performance for the Boston Red Sox in the 1986 postseason, named 1986 World Series MVP prior to the New York Mets' miraculous comeback in Game 6 of the World Series....  more
    • 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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