left-hander :

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  • n  a baseball pitcher who throws the ball with the left hand
  • n  a person who uses the left hand with greater skill than the right

  • In the Middle Ages, for instance, the left-hander lived in danger of being accused of practicing witchcraft.
  • In every baseball manager's book, young left-hander pitchers are automatically listed as eccentric.
  • Being right-handed was no help: first base is a left-hander's position.
News & Articles

  • Stults' 2-Hitter Carries Padres Over Diamondbacks
    Left-hander Eric Stults threw a career-best two-hitter and Logan Forsythe hit a bases-loaded, two-run single with two outs in the sixth to give the San Diego Padres a 2-1 victory against the NL West-leading Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.
    June 15, 2013 - New York Times
  • Astros 2, White Sox 1
    HOUSTON -- Left-hander Erik Bedard continued an impressive run by Houston starters, working six resilient innings in the Astros' 2-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night at Minute Maid Park.
    June 15, 2013 - The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports
  • Giants 6, Braves 0
    ATLANTA -- Left-hander Madison Bumgarner pitched seven shutout innings Friday as San Francisco blanked Atlanta 6-0.
    June 15, 2013 - The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports

  • Juan Samuel in The Associated Press
    We're going to do anything we can to get him in there and get some offense,Samuel said. "That's just an extra guy to help us off the bench, to pinch hit if we need to throw him in against a left-hander."
  • Eric Bana in International Herald Tribune
    We had been having a great day until then,Bana said. "But I misjudged a tight left-hander and we went in a little too fast - the car understeered off the road and got onto the gravel and we went into a couple of trees at a fairly low...
  • Lou Piniella in SI.com
    It's a day-night game with a left-hander tonight,Cubs manager Lou Piniella said Tuesday. "With (Carlos) Zambrano (Wednesday), I'm sure he'll be in there. It's not easy for an older player. It's difficult."

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