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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


Adrian Dantley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Left Handed Baseball Players
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Al Habrosky


Al Habrosky is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Left Handed Baseball Players
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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 as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs, slugging percentage, runs batted in, bases on balls, and on-base plus slugging; his career slugging percentage and OPS records still stand today. He was one of the first five inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936. At age seven, Ruth was sent to St. Mary's ...more on Wikipedia

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

Also Ranked

#1 on The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

#1 on The Greatest Right-Fielders of All Time

#15 on The Best Athletes of All Time

#1 on The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time

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Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Left Handed Baseball Players
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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 all time. Bonds was regarded as an exceptional hitter, and finished his regular season career with a very high on-base percentage and isolated power. He holds many MLB hitting records, including most career home runs, most home runs in a single season and most career walks. He also received eight Gold Gloves for his defense in the outfield. He is ranked second in career Wins Above Replacement ...more on Wikipedia

Position: Left fielder

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States of America

Bats: Left-handed

Teams: San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates

Also Ranked

#9 on The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time

#48 on The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

#25 on The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time

#10 on The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

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