Rod Laver, Jimmy Connors, Martina Navritolova,
John McEnroe, Monica Seles, Rafael Nadal.
Other lefthanders have won tennis grand slam events and achieved high rankings besides them, but these six lefthanded tennis players were dominant in their time.
Many lefthanded athletes have succeeded at the highest levels of all professional sports...
more of them from the 1960's to the early 2000's than any other time.
Prior to that time...there were occasionally lefthanders who played and succeeded.
During that time...more lefthanders played and some became dominant players in their sports,
Now...only in baseball are lefthanders well represented, and there are very few lefthanded quarterbacks, lefthanded tennis champions, or lefthanded golfers at the top of their games.
Bob Charles, Russ Cochran, Phil Mickelson,
Mike Weir, Steve Flesch, Bubba Watson
There are few other lefthanded golfers who have played and won occasional PGA tour events, and only one lefthanded female golfer have even won an LPGA tour event.
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In spite of all the successful lefthanders in sports, there are still obstacles
that prevent many other lefthanded people from playing the sports they love,
and from learning to play them to the best of their ability.
Each sport presents a different set of challenges for lefthanders. In some sports, the actual playing field gives righthanders an advantage, and in others, the difficulty in finding proper equipment for lefthanders makes it harder for them to play.
In most sports, lack of instructions designed to teach lefthanders makes it harder for them to learn, and in some instances, the fact that lefthanders “have never done it before” creates a bias against them that limits their opportunities to compete and learn.
Ken Stabler, Jim Zorn, Boomer Esiason,
Steve Young, Mark Brunell, Michael Vick
These men are the only six lefthanded quarterbacks ever to start more than 100 NFL games, pass for more than 20,000 yards, or throw for more than 1000 touchdowns.
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From the earliest days of the game of baseball, through every era including modern day, lefthanded batters and lefthanded pitchers have played a very prominent role in the game.
All-time/old-time great lefthanded batters like Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Stan Musial, more recent greats like Tony Gwynn, Barry Bonds, Ken Griffey Jr., current greats like David Ortiz, Ichiro Suzuki, Robinson Cano,
All time/old time great lefthanded pitchers like Carl Hubbell, Warren Spahn, Sandy Koufax, more recent greats Steve Carlton, Tom Glavine, Randy Johnson, current greats like Clayton Kershaw, Madison Bumgarner, David Price, Chris Sale,
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