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Both...right is the main one except in when I bat where I switch to my heart's desire.

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Same here I hit better lefty usaully.

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Gotta love it when they have you written in as a righty, change pitchers, then you change sides on the batter's box. :shifty

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Both...right is the main one except in when I bat where I switch to my heart's desire.

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Same here I hit better lefty usaully.

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Gotta love it when they have you written in as a righty, change pitchers, then you change sides on the batter's box. :shifty

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:lol yep

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intriguing info about lefties

In the human population, left-handers comprise about 10%. In the animal world, the ratio of righties to lefties is about 50/50.

 

Since lefties tend to be right-brain dominant, left-handers are represented in the creative arts at over twice their ratio as in the general population.

 

Some professions which have a far higher representation of left-handers include: architecture, law, mathematics, wait staffing, acting, and comedy.

 

Communication between both sides of the brain tends to be higher among lefties. This results in a thicker corpus callosum, the link between the right and left hemispheres.

 

Left-handers have a greater tendency toward dyslexia.

 

The term "ambidextrous," which describes a person who is equally capable with either hand, literally means "one who is right-handed with both hands."

 

In the middle ages left-handers were burned at the stake as witches.

 

There are significantly more left-handed men than lefty women.

 

Handedness, like speech, is not apparent at birth but appears gradually as the child grows.

 

Baseball parks were built so the setting sun shone into the right fielder's eyes. Thus lefty pitchers threw toward the west with their "south paws."

 

Lefty Albert Einstein once said: "Imagination is more important than knowledge."

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I'm ambidexterous. I was born right handed, but started writing with my left. I couldn't write with my right. Later on I started to use both equally. The funny thing about my right hand is that when I right I cross my letters as if I was writing with my left hand and I draw circles clockwise instead of counterclockwise,and most right handers draw circles counterclockwise.

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Famous Left-Handers

 

Left-Handed U.S. Presidents

 

James A. Garfield (1831-1881) 20th

Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) 31st

Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) 33rd

Gerald Ford (1913- ) 38th

Ronald Reagan (1911 - ) 40th

George H.W. Bush (1924- ) 41st

Bill Clinton (1946- ) 42nd

 

 

Left-Handed U.S. Politicos

 

Senator Bill Bradley, Rhodes scholar, basketball star

McGeorge Bundy, presidential advisor

Benjamin Franklin, statesman/publisher/scientist

Steve Forbes, businessman/publisher

Jean-Marc Froidevaux ?, Suiss politician

Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Supreme Court Justice

Senator Daniel Inouye

Anthony Kennedy, Supreme Court Justice

Brigadier Gen. Lee Hsien Loon, Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore

Robert S. McNamara, Secretary of Defense

Col. Oliver North, White House aid

H. Ross Perot, businessman

William Perry, Secretary of Defense

Nelson Rockefeller, Vice President

Senator Hugh Scott

Robert Wagner, New York mayor

Henry Wallace, Vice President

[senator Bob Dole - switched to left due to injury]

 

 

Miscellaneous Left-Handers

 

Joan of Arc (?), French heroine

Lloque Yapanqui (?), Inca monarch

Ramses II (?), Egyptian pharaoh

Tiberius (?), Roman emperor

Alexander the Great

Charlemagne, Holy Roman emperor

Julius Caesar, Roman general

Napolon Bonaparte (?), French emperor

Josephine de Beauharnais

King Louis XVI of France

Queen Victoria of England

King George II of England

King George VI of England

Prince Charles of England

Prince William of England

Fidel Castro, Cuban leader

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime-minister

Nicole d'Oresme, mathematician

Henry Ford, automobile manufacturer

David Rockefeller, banker

Dwight F. Davis, founder of the Davis Cup in tennis

Helen Keller, advocate for the blind

Dr. Albert Schweitzer, physician/missionary

August Piccard, inventor of stratosphere, bathosphere

Edwin Buzz Aldrin, astronaut

Wally Schirra, astronaut

Dr. Mark Silver, surgeon

Paul Prudhomme, chef

Cecil Beaton, photographer/costume designer

Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts (ambidexterous)

Dave Barry, journalist

Edward R. Murrow, correspondent

Ted Koppel, journalist

Forrest Sawyer, journalist

Ray Suarez, journalist

John F. Kennedy, Jr., lawyer/publisher

Caroline Kennedy, lawyer/author

Ron Reagan, son of Ronald Reagan

Vin Scully, sports broadcaster

David Letterman (?), host

Jay Leno, host

Lenny Bruce, comedian

Allen Ludden, host

Joel Hodgson, host of Mystery Science Theater 3000

Wink Martindale, game show host

Uri Geller, psychokinetic performer

Richard Simmons, exercise guru

Euell Gibbons, naturalist

Marie Dionne, one of the Dionne quintuplets

General H. Norman Schwarzkopf

Clarence Darrow, lawyer

F. Lee Bailey, lawyer

Melvin Belli, lawyer

Marcia Clark, lawyer

Alan Funt, television producer

Milt Caniff, cartoonist

Bill Mauldin, cartoonist

Cathy Guisevite, cartoonist

Matt Groening, cartoonist

Jean Plantureux (Plantu), political cartoonist

Pat Oliphand, political cartoonist Ronald Searle, cartoonist

Pat Robertson, evangelist/politician

N.B. Forrest, Confederate general

John Dillinger, criminal/bank robber

Boston Strangler (Albert Henry DeSalvo), serial killer

Jack-the-Ripper, serial killer

John Wesley Hardin, Western gunslinger

Bart Simpson, cartoon character

[King Edward III of England, due to stroke]

 

 

Left-Handed Authors

 

James Baldwin, novelist

Bet Bowen, horror novelist

Peter Benchley, novelist

Lewis Carroll

Richard Condon, novelist

Jean Genet

Marshall McLuhan

Diane Paul

Helen Hooven Santmyer, novelist

Viktoria Stefanov

Mark Twain, novelist

Samuel C. Warner (?), poet

H.G. Wells

Jessamyn West

Eudora Welty, see One Writer's Beginnings (1983:27)

[Thomas Carlyle - switched to left due to injury]

 

 

Left-Handed Musicians

 

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, composer

David Byrne (Talking Heads)

Glen Campbell

Vicki Carr

Natale Cole

Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)

Phil Collins (Genesis)

Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins)

Dick Dale (guitarist)

Don Everly (The Everly Brothers)

Phil Everly (The Everly Brothers)

Bela Fleck, jazz musician

Glenn Frey (the Eagles)

Eric Gale, guitarist

Noel Gallagher (Oasis) (?)

Errol Garner, jazz pianist

Judy Garland

Crysal Gayle

Kevin Griffin, guitarist & lead singer (Better than Ezra)

Thomas Hedley, vocalist/musician

Jimi Hendrix

Isaac Hayes

Tony Iommi, guitarist (Black Sabbath)

Albert King, guitarist

Melissa Manchester

Chuck Mangione, trumpet

Martina McBride ?, country music singer

Paul McCartney (the Beatles; Wings)

Christie Marie Melonson (opera)

George Michael (Wham!)

Peter Nero, conductor

Joe Perry ? (Aerosmith)

Robert Plant (Led Zepplin)

Cole Porter, song-writer

Sergei Rachmaninoff ?, composer

Maurice Ravel ?, composer

Lou Rawls

John Lydon a.k.a. Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols / Public Image Ltd.)

Rich Szabo, trumpeter

Seal

Ringo Starr (?) (the Beatles)

Paul Simon (Simon & Garfunkel)

Tiny Tim

Rudy Valee

Lenny White, drummer

Paul Williams, song-writer

 

 

Left-Handed Artists

 

Albrecht Drer

M.C. Escher

Hans Holbein

Paul Klee

Michelangelo

LeRoy Neiman

Raphael

Leonardo da Vinci (RH paralyzed?)

 

 

Left-Handed Actors

 

Don Adams

Dan Aykroyd

Eddie Albert

Tim Allen

June Allyson

Harry Anderson

Amitabh Bachchan, Indian actor

Herschel Bernardi

Robert Blake

Matthew Broderick

Bruce Boxleitner

Carol Burnett

George Burns, comedian

Ruth Buzzi, comedienne

Sid Caesar, comedian

Keith Carradine

Khaled Chahrour, Egyptian actor

Charlie Chaplin

George Gobel, comedian

Chuck Conners

Hans Conreid

James Cromwell

Tom Cruise

Quinn Cummings

Daniel Davis

Bruce Davison

Matt Dillon

Marty Engles, comedian

Olivia de Havilland

Robert DeNiro

Michael Dorn

Fran Drescher, comedian

Richard Dreyfuss

W.C. Fields

Admin Fine ? (of the Three Stooges)

Peter Fonda

Greta Garbo

Terri Garr

Paul Michael Glaser

Whoopie Goldberg

Betty Grable

Cary Grant

Peter Graves

Mark Hamill

Rex Harrison

Goldie Hawn

Joey Heatherton

Tippi Hedren

Jim Henson, puppetteer

Kermit the Frog

Rock Hudson

Angelina Jolie

Shirley Jones ?

Gabe Kaplan

Danny Kaye

Diane Keaton

George Kennedy

Nicole Kidman

Lisa Kudrow

Michael Landon

Hope Lange

Joey Lawrence

Peter Lawford

Cloris Leachman

Hal Linden

Cleavon Little

Shirley MacLaine

Andrew McCarthy

Kristy McNichol

Steve McQueen

Howie Mandel, comedian

Marcel Marceau, mime

Harpo Marx

Marsha Mason

Mary Stuart Masterson

Anne Meara, comedian

Sasha Mitchell

Marilyn Monroe

Robert Morse

Anthony Newley

Kim Novak

Ryan O'Neal

Sarah Jessica Parker

Estelle Parsons

Anthony Perkins

Ron Perlman

Luke Perry

Bronson Pinchot

Joe Piscopo, comedian

Robert Preston

Michael J. Pollard

Richard Pryor, comedian

Robert Redford

Keanu Reeves

Don Rickles, comedian

Julia Roberts

Mickey Rourke

Eva Marie Saint

Telly Savalas

Jean Seberg

Jerry Seinfeld, comedian

Christian Slater

Dick Smothers, comedian

Brent Spiner

Slyvester Stallone ?

Terence Stamp

Jessica Steen

Rod Steiger

Alan Thicke

Terry Thomas, comedian

Emma Thompson

Rip Torn

Peter Ustinov

Brenda Vaccaro

Karen Valentine

Rudy Vallee

Dick Van Dyke

Graham Walker a.k.a. Grumbleweeds, English comedian

Wil Wheaton

James Whitmore

Treat Williams

Bruce Willis

William Windom

Oprah Winfrey

Mare Winningham

Joanne Woodward

Keenan Wynn

Stephanie Zimbalist

 

 

Left-Handed Athletes

SOCCER

 

Jans van Breukelen (soccer)

Dan Burbott (?) (soccer)

Johan Cruyff (soccer)

Willem van Hanegem (soccer)

Hernan Medford (soccer)

Pel -Edson Arantes do Nascimento (soccer)

Diego Armando Maradona (soccer)

Romario (soccer)

Hugo Sanchez (soccer)

Richard Witschge (soccer)

 

CRICKET

Alan Border (cricket)

Alistair Campbell (cricket)

Denis Compton (cricket)

Saurav Ganguly (cricket)

David Gower (cricket)

Gary Sobers (cricket)

 

OLYMPIC SPORTS

Francis X. Gorman (diving)

Greg Louganis (diving)

Mark Spitz (swimming)

Bruce Jenner (decathlon)

Nikita Kohloff (wrestling)

Dorothy Hamill (skating)

 

GOLF

Bonny Bryant (golf)

Bob Charles (golf)

Russ Cochran (golf)

Connie Decker (golf)

NOT Ben Hogan (golf), who is included on many published lists

 

FENCING

Ccile Argiolas (fencing)

Laura Flessel-Colovic (fencing)

Fabrice Gazin (fencing)

Matthieu Gourdain (fencing)

Fabrice Jeannet (fencing)

Giuseppe Mangiarotti (fencing)

Hugues Obry (fencing)

Anne-Lise Touya (fencing)

Adeline Wuilleme (fencing)

 

CYCLING

Thomas Voeckler (French), cyclist

 

HOCKEY

Tom Barrasso

Phil Esposito

Cam Neely

Terry Sawchuk

Roman Turek

 

BOWLING

Bill Allen (bowling)

Patrick Allen (bowling)

Earl Anthony (bowling)

Mike Aulby (bowling)

Steve Cook (bowling)

Patty Costello (bowling)

Dave Davis (bowling)

Cara Honeychurch (bowling)

Tish Johnson (bowling)

Johnny Petraglia (bowling)

Andy Varipapa (bowling)

 

BILLARDS

Steve Mizerak, Jr. (billiards)

Kun-Fang Lee (billiards)

Bonnie Arnold (billiards)

Reynaldo Grandee (billiards)

 

BADMINTON

Erik Poul Hoejer (badminton)

Peter Rasmussen (badminton)

Donna Stacey (netball)

 

BOXERS

Carmen Basilio (boxing)

James "Gentleman Jim" Corbett (boxing)

Marvin Hagler (boxing)

Oscar de la Hoya (boxing)

Reggie Johnson (boxing)

Rafael "Bazooka" Limon (boxing)

Freddie Miller (boxing)

Jacker Patterson (boxing)

Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker (boxing)

 

DRIVERS

Johnny Herbert (Formula 1 driver)

Terry Labonte (NASCAR race car driver)

Ayrton Senna (Formula 1 driver)

Karl Wendlinger (Formula 1 driver)

Valentino Rossi (motorcycle racer)

 

AMERICAN FOOTBALL

Frankie Albert (Am.football)

Terry Baker (Am.football)

Mark Brunell (quarterback)

Bobby Douglass (Am.football)

Norman "Boomer" Esiason (Am.football)

Jim Del Gaizon (Am.football)

David Humm (Am.football)

Paul McDonald (Am.football)

Scott Mitchell (Am.football)

Gayle Sayers (Am.football)

Allie Sherman (Am.football, coach)

Kenny Stabler (Am.football)

Steve Young (Am.football)

Jim Zorn (Am.football)

 

BASKETBALL

Nate Archibald (basketball)

Walter Berry (basketball)

Admin Bird (basketball)

Adrian Branch (basketball)

Calbert Cheaney (basketball)

Dave Cowens (basketball)

Adrian Dantley (basketball)

Charles "Lefty" Driesell (basketball)

Mark Eaton (basketball)

Nick Van Exel (basketball)

Gail Goodrich (basketball)

Ron Kellogg (basketball)

Toni Kukoc (basketball)

Bob Lanier (basketball)

Brad Lohaus (basketball)

Harold Minor? (basketball)

Dick Motta (basketball)

Chris Mullen (basketball)

Sam Perkins (basketball)

Digger Phelps (basketball)

Willis Reed (basketball)

Guy Rodgers (basketball)

Bill Russell (basketball)

Wayman Tisdale (basketball)

Bill Walton (basketball)

Lenny Wilkins (basketball)

Manuel Zuleta (basketball)

 

TENNIS

Kenneth Carlsen (tennis)

Jimmy Connors (tennis)

Norman Brookes (tennis)

Courtney De Mone (tennis)

Guy Forget (tennis)

Andres Gomez (Santos) (tennis)

Goran Ivanesivic (tennis)

Rod Laver (tennis)

Henri LeConte (tennis)

John McEnroe (tennis)

Thomas Muster (tennis)

Martina Navratilova (tennis) - ambidexterous

Manuel Orantes (tennis)

Niki Pilic (tennis)

Renee Richards (tennis)

Marcello Chino Rios (tennis)

Monica Seles (tennis)

Roscoe Tanner (tennis)

Guillermo Vilas (tennis)

Mark Woodforde (tennis)

 

BASEBALL

Steve Carlton ? (pitcher)

Whitey Ford (pitcher)

Paul Gibson (pitcher)

Lefty Grove (pitcher)

Ron Guidry (pitcher)

Al Habrosky (pitcher)

Steve Howe (pitcher)

Bruce Hurst (pitcher)

Carl Hubbell (pitcher)

Randy Johnson (pitcher)

Tommy John (pitcher)

Bob Kipper (pitcher)

Joe Magrane (pitcher)

Greg Swindell (pitcher)

Brady Anderson (baseball)

Steve Avery (baseball)

Harold Baines (baseball)

Barry Bonds (baseball)

Wade Boggs ? (baseball)

Lou Brock (baseball)

Brett Butler (baseball)

Will Clark (baseball)

Ty Cobb (baseball)

Adrian Dantley (basketball)

Lenny Dykstra (baseball)

John Franco (baseball)

Tom Glavine (baseball)

Lefty Gomez (baseball)

Leon "Goose" Goslin (baseball)

Ken Griffey, Jr. (baseball)

Tony Gwynn (baseball)

Rickey Henderson (baseball)

Kent Hrbek (baseball)

"Shoeless" Joe Jackson (baseball)

Reggie Jackson (baseball)

David Justice (baseball)

Wally Joyner (baseball)

Sandy Koufax (baseball)

John Kruk (baseball)

Kenny Lofton (baseball)

Fred Lynn? (baseball)

Kevin Maas (baseball)

John McGras (baseball)

Fred McGriff (baseball)

Heinie Manush (baseball)

Dave Martinez (baseball)

Don Mattingly (baseball)

Jackie Mitchell (baseball)

Stan Musial (baseball)

Troy O'Leary (baseball)

Paul O'Neil (baseball)

John Olerud (baseball)

Mel Ott (baseball)

Rafael Palmeiro (baseball)

Dan Pasqua (baseball)

Babe Ruth (baseball)

"Neon" Deion Sanders (baseball/Am.football)

Warren Spahn (baseball)

Casey Stengel (baseball)

Darryl Strawberry (baseball)

Lou Whitaker (baseball)

Ted Williams (baseball)

Fernando Valenzuela (baseball)

Tommy Lasorda (baseball manager)

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