VORG’S International Left-handers Day Salute

Did you know that August 13 is Lefthanders Day?

As per Wikipedia:

As the name suggests, it is meant to promote awareness of the inconveniences facing left-handers in a predominantly right-handed world. It celebrates their uniqueness and differences, who are from seven to ten percent of the world’s population. Thousands of left-handed people in today’s society have to adapt to use right handed tools and objects.

To celebrate, here are the single-season and career stat leaders amongst lefties.  For hitters, I’ve made it a bit more strict, as the player has to both throw and hit lefty.  For pitchers, just throwing lefty is enough.  Enjoy!

LEFTY-BATTING AND THROWING HITTERS
SEASON CAREER
Player HR Year Player HR
Barry Bonds 73 2001 Barry Bonds 762
Player RBI Year Player RBI
Lou Gehrig 185 1931 Babe Ruth 2214
Player BB Year Player BB
Barry Bonds 232 2004 Barry Bonds 2558
Player IBB Year Player IBB
Barry Bonds 120 2004 Barry Bonds 688
Player SO Year Player SO
Ryan Howard 199 2008 Reggie Jackson 2597
Ryan Howard 199 2007
Player SH Year Player SH
Bob Ganley 52 1908 Jake Daubert 392
Player SF Year Player SF
Don Mattingly 15 1985 Rafael Palmeiro 119
Player BA Year Player BA
George Sisler .420 1922 Lefty O’Doul .349
Player OBP Year Player OBP
Barry Bonds .609 2004 Babe Ruth .474
Player SLG Year Player SLG
Barry Bonds .863 2001 Babe Ruth .690
Player OPS Year Player OPS
Barry Bonds 1.422 2004 Babe Ruth 1.164
Player OPS+ Year Player OPS+
Barry Bonds 268 2002 Babe Ruth 206
Player ISO Year Player ISO
Barry Bonds .536 2001 Babe Ruth .348
Player BAbip Year Player BAbip
Babe Ruth .423 1923 Mike Donlin .353
Player GDP Year Player GDP
Adrian Gonzalez 28 2011 Harold Baines 298
Player Out Year Player Out
Omar Moreno 560 1980 Rafael Palmeiro 7858
Player TB Year Player TB
Babe Ruth 457 1921 Stan Musial 6134
Player XBH Year Player XBH
Babe Ruth 119 1921 Barry Bonds 1440
Player WAR/pos Year Player WAR/pos
Babe Ruth 14.1 1923 Babe Ruth 163
Player G Year Player G
Al Oliver 163 1980 Stan Musial 3026
Willie Montanez 163 1976
Player PA Year Player PA
Lenny Dykstra 773 1993 Stan Musial 12717
Player AB Year Player AB
Juan Pierre 699 2006 Stan Musial 10972
Player R Year Player R
Babe Ruth 177 1921 Barry Bonds 2227
Player H Year Player H
George Sisler 257 1920 Stan Musial 3630
Player 2B Year Player 2B
Paul Waner 62 1932 Tris Speaker 792
Player 3B Year Player 3B
Sam Crawford 26 1914 Sam Crawford 287
LEFTY-THROWING PITCHERS
SEASON CAREER
Player Dec Year Player Dec
Wilbur Wood 44 1973 Warren Spahn 608
Rube Waddell 44 1904
Player W Year Player W
Lefty Grove 31 1931 Warren Spahn 363
Player L Year Player L
Irv Young 25 1906 Eppa Rixey 251
Patsy Flaherty 25 1903
Pete Dowling 25 1901
Player SV Year Player SV
Randy Myers 53 John Franco 424
Player G Year Player G
Pedro Feliciano 92 2010 Jesse Orosco 1252
Player GS Year Player GS
Wilbur Wood 49 1972 Steve Carlton 709
Player CG Year Player CG
Irv Young 41 1905 Eddie Plank 410
Noodles Hahn 41 1901
Player SHO Year Player SHO
Sandy Koufax 11 1963 Eddie Plank 69
Player GF Year Player GF
Billy Wagner 70 2005 John Franco 774
Player IP Year Player IP
Rube Waddell 383 1904 Warren Spahn 5243.2
Player ERA Year Player ERA
Dutch Leonard 0.96 1914 Jack Pfiester 2.02
Player FIP Year Player FIP
Rube Waddell 1.51 1908 Rube Waddell 1.93
Player ERA+ Year Player ERA+
Dutch Leonard 282 1914 Clayton Kershaw 150
Player ER Year Player ER
Snake Wiltse 172 1902 Jamie Moyer 1926
Player R Year Player R
Snake Wiltse 226 1902 Steve Carlton 2130
Player H Year Player H
Snake Wiltse 397 1902 Warren Spahn 4830
Player BB Year Player BB
Tommy Byrne 179 1949 Steve Carlton 1833
Player SO Year Player SO
Sandy Koufax 382 1965 Randy Johnson 4875
Player HR Year Player HR
Jamie Moyer 44 2004 Jamie Moyer 522
Player BF Year Player BF
Mickey Lolich 1538 1971 Steve Carlton 21683
Player WP Year Player WP
Denny Lemaster 20 1964 Tommy John 187
Player BK Year Player BK
John Candelaria 12 1988 Steve Carlton 90
Player HBP Year Player HBP
Otto Hess 24 1906 Randy Johnson 190
Eddie Plank 24 1905 Eddie Plank 190
Player BB9 Year Player BB9
Cliff Lee 0.76 2010 Noodles Hahn 1.43
Player SO9 Year Player SO9
Randy Johnson 13.41 2001 Randy Johnson 10.61
Player H9 Year Player H9
Dutch Leonard 5.57 1914 Sandy Koufax 6.79
Player WHIP Year Player WHIP
Dave McNally 0.842 1968 Clayton Kershaw 1.068
Player SO/W Year Player SO/W
Cliff Lee 10.28 2010 Cliff Lee 3.93
Player K% Year Player K%
Randy Johnson 37.40% 2001 Randy Johnson 28.60%
Player WAR Year Player WAR
Steve Carlton 12.1 1972 Lefty Grove 109.9

 

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