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,
Charlie Blackmon, Bryce Harper, and others
Basketball and Ice Hockey have their share of lefthanded players,
but Field Hockey and Polo have banned lefthanders from play.
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.
Many of our most famous and successful professional athletes are lefthanded,
enough to make some people believe that lefthanders have an advantage in sports.
A closer look shows a great disadvantage that causes many lefthanded children to lose interest
in sports because they have fewer opportunities to learn, to participate, and to have fun.
and there may be more Lefthanders Not In Sports than lefthanders in sports.
Lefty Grove, Carl Hubbell, Lefty Gomez, Warren Spahn, Sandy Koufax, Steve Carlton,
Tom Glavine, Randy Johnson, & Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, and others
Bob Charles, Russ Cochran, Phil Mickelson, Mike Weir, Steve Flesch, Bubba Watson and Brian Harman