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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,
Charlie Blackmon, Bryce Harper, and others

​​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.

​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 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

Lefthanded Baseball

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

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

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

Read about them and other greats here.