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The Success and The Failures of Lefthanders in Sports

Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig,
Ted Williams, Stan Musial, Reggie Jackson,
Tony Gwynn, Barry Bonds, Ken Griffey Jr,

​This results in more  Lefthanders Not In Sports  than lefthanders in sports.​

Lefthanded Baseball

​​​Ken Stabler, Jim Zorn, Boomer Esiason, Steve Young
Mark Brunell, Michael Vick, and Tua Tagovailoa
Read about all the great lefthanded quarterbacks

​Bob Charles, Russ Cochran, Phil Mickelson, Mike Weir, Steve Flesch, Bubba Watson and Brian Harman

Read about them and other greats here.

​In reality, there is a great disadvantage for lefthanders in the way sports are taught
to lefthanded children and young adults.  This causes many of them to lose interest
because they have fewer opportunities to learn, to participate, and to have fun.

​​Read about these great lefthanders and others, and the role of lefthanders in the game

​​Rod Laver, Jimmy Connors, Martina Navratilova, 
John McEnroe, Monica Seles, and Rafael Nadal

Read about them and other greats here

Lefthanders In Other Sports

​Basketball and Ice Hockey have their share of lefthanded players,
but Field Hockey and Polo have banned lefthanders from play.
Read about how lefthanders fare in these sports, and in many others

​Lefthanders Not In Sports

​​​​In spite of all the successful lefthanders in sports, there are still obstacles that prevent other 
lefthanded people from playing the sports they love and achieving the best of their ability.  

Learn why there are not more lefthanded children and adults participating in sports, 
and how parents and teachers can help more lefthanded children succeed in sports.

​Lefthanders in Sports

Many of the worlds most famous and successful professional athletes are lefthanded,
enough to make some people believe that lefthanders have an advantage in sports.

Lefty Grove, Carl Hubbell, Lefty Gomez, Warren Spahn, Sandy Koufax, Steve Carlton, Tom Glavine & Randy Johnson,

​​​​Earl Anthony, Johnny Petaglia, Dave Davis,
Bill Allen, Mike Aulby, and Parker Bohn. 
Read about all the great lefthanded bowlers