The Success and The Failures of Lefthanders In Sports

All time great and current great lefthanded batters like...Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams, Stan Musial, Reggie Jackson, Tony Gwynn, Barry Bonds, Ken Griffey Jr,  David Ortiz, Ichiro Suzuki, Robinson Cano

​​​​Lefthanded Golfers

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

Read about these great lefthanded golfers
and other lefthanded PGA and LPGA golfers.

Lefthanded Tennis Players

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

Read about these great lefthanded tennis players
and many other lefthanded tennis players

Lefthanded Quarterbacks

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

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

Some of our most famous and successful professional athletes are lefthanded,
and some people believe lefthanders have an advantage in sports.

​A closer look shows that many lefthanders lose interest in playing 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.​

All time great and current great lefthanded pitchers like...Lefty Grove, Carl Hubbell, Lefty Gomez, Warren Lefty Gomez, Spahn, Sandy Koufax, Steve Carlton, Tom Glavine, Randy Johnson, 
Clayton Kershaw, Madison Bumgarner, David Price, Chris Sale



Lefthanded Bowling

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