Thursday, July 09, 2009

Sinister Southpaws

Anywhere from 7% to 10% of the world's population is left handed. Being left-handed was once viewed as abnormal or 'sinister' (as opposed to being right or correct). This 25 man roster is comprised of the most feared lefties in the Hall of Fame; some batted left and threw left, some batted left and threw right.

Starting Lineup:
1. CF/Tris Speaker- .345/.428/.500 3514 h, 117 hr, 1529 rbi
2. RF/Tony Gwynn- .338/.388/.459 3141 h, 135 hr, 1138 rbi
3. 2B/Joe Morgan- .271/.392/.427 2517 h, 268 hr, 1133 rbi
4. 3B/Eddie Matthews- .271/.376/.509 2315 h, 512 hr, 1453 rbi
5. C/Yogi Berra- .285/.348/.482 2150 h, 358 hr, 1430 rbi
6. LF/Babe Ruth- .342/.474/.690 2873 h, 714 hr, 2217 rbi
7. 1B/Lou Gehrig- .340/.447/.632 2721 h, 493 hr, 1995 rbi
8. SS/Joseph Floyd "Arky" Vaughan- .318/.406/.453 2103 h, 96 hr, 926 rbi
9. DH/George Brett- .305/.369/.487 3154 h, 317 hr, 1595 rbi

Bench
C/Bill Dickey- .313/.382/.486 1969 h, 202 hr, 1209 rbi
OF/Paul Waner- .333/.404/.473 3152 h, 113 hr, 1309 rbi
INF/"Memphis Bill" Terry- 341/.393/.506 2193 h, 154 hr, 1078 rbi
Util/"Georgeous George" Sisler- .340/.379/.468 2812 h, 102 hr, 1175 rbi

Rotation:
1. Warren Spahn- 363-245, 5243.2 ip, 2583 k, 3.09 era, 1.195 whip
2. Steve Carlton- 329-244, 5271.1 ip, 4136 k, 3.22 era, 1.247 whip
3. Eddie Plank- 326-194, 4495.2 ip, 2246 k, 2.35 era, 1.119 whip
4. Robert Moses "Lefty" Grove- 300-141, 3940.2 ip, 2266 k, 3.06 era, 1.278 whip
5. Eppa Rixey- 266-251, 4494.2 ip, 1350 k, 3.15 era, 1.272 whip

Bullpen:
Carl Hubbell/Closer- 253-154, 3590.1 ip, 1677 k, 2.98 era, 1.166 whip
Herb Pennock- 240-162, 3571.2 ip, 1227 k, 3.60 era, 1.348 whip
"Prince Hal" Newhouser- 207-150, 2993 ip, 1796 k, 3.06 era, 1.311 whip
Rube Marquard- 201-177, 3306.2 ip, 1593 k, 3.08 era, 1.237 whip
Edwad Charles "Whitey" Ford- 236-106, 3170.1 ip, 1956 k, 2.75 era, 1.215 whip
Sandy Koufax- 165-87, 2324.1 ip, 2396 k, 2.76 era, 1.106 whip
Vernon Lewis "Lefty" Gomez- 189-102, 2503 ip, 1468 k, 3.34 era, 1.352 whip

Some Famous Lefties...

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2 comments:

GM-Carson said...

I hope my next son is lefthanded.

tamtam said...

are you expecting a baby? congrats!