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Mundane, obscure baseball question

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by zimbabwe, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. zimbabwe

    zimbabwe Active Member

    Does anyone know how/where I could find out how many pitchers in MLB history were/are left-handed?

    I'm looking for the kind of information that would allow me to indicate what percentage of pitchers, all-time, were/are left-handed.

    I need this strange piece of information for a feature on high school baseball and the unusually large number of excellent left-handed pitchers currently playing in the local area, pro rata.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member


  3. jps

    jps Active Member

    give or take.
  4. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    If anyone has that data it would be baseball-reference.com, Elias or buckweaver
  5. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Try one of the first two. I've been in the jurors' lounge since 8 a.m. Ugh.
  6. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    That's just 11 a.m. on the East Coast, pansy.
  7. zimbabwe

    zimbabwe Active Member

    Thank you.
  8. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    How can something be both mundane and obscure? :)
  9. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    Geez, this isn't rocket surgery -- Just take the number of total pitchers ever in MLB, subtract the righties and you'll have your answer.

    Make an allowance for Jim Abbott.
  10. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I almost spit my water at the screen. Thanks, fth.
  11. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Tell the judge you need to be excused for this.
  12. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Have to account for Greg Harris, too -- he pitched an inning in the 90s and faced two batters as a righty and two as a lefty.
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