Can I Field a Team Of Hall Of Fame Lefties?

Trish VignolaContributor IDecember 22, 2009

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - NOVEMBER 23:  Baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra and four-time Nascar champion Jimmie Johnson chat in the theater at the Yogi Berra Museum and and Learning Center on November 23, 2009 in Little Falls, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Last night I was bored at work, so I challenged myself to see if I could field a team of Hall of Fame Lefties.  After all, Left-handed position players account for 49% of all position players in the Hall of Fame.  That's parity and pretty impressive considering that Lefties only account for 23% of the population on a whole.

So, you think this would be pretty easy?  Err, not quite.  Ever hear of a Left-handed Second Baseman? Didn't think so... This was harder than using those stupid lefty safety scissors from when I was a kid.  In fact, out of my position players, only Ruth and Gehrig bat and throw lefty.  Well, here we go. 

1st Base: Gehrig

2nd Base: Carew

3rd Base: Brett

Shortstop: G. Davis (This is where it started to become a stretch...)

Catcher: Berra


Pitching Staff:

Grove (SP)

Spahn (SP)

Carlton (SP)

Plank (SP)

Ford (Closer)