Can You Name These Famous MLB Southpaws?

Jacqueline Samaroo

Which recent Hall of Famer and southpaw pitcher is showcased in this picture?

Tom Glavine is a southpaw pitcher who is best remembered for his career with the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets. He became a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014.

What is the name of this Hall of Fame southpaw Phillies pitcher?

This is Steve Carlton, a famous MLB left-handed pitcher who played for the Philadelphia Phillies. In 1994, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Which celebrated MLB southpaw pitcher is in this image?

This is Tommy John, a famous MLB left-handed pitcher who played for the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, and New York Yankees. He is a four-time MLB All-Star and one of the top 10 left-handers in terms of wins.

Can you identify this left-handed All-Star pitcher?

Mike Cuellar is a southpaw pitcher who is best remembered for his career with the Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals, and Baltimore Orioles. He is a two-time World Series champion and a four-time All-Star.

Can you identify the prolific Major League southpaw pitcher in this picture?

Dazzy Vance is a southpaw pitcher who is best remembered for his career with the St. Louis Cardinals and the Brooklyn Dodgers. In 1955, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Do you know the name of the iconic left-handed Giants pitcher in this picture?

Rube Marquard is a southpaw pitcher who is best remembered for his career with the New York Giants. In 1971, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Do you recognize this longstanding left-handed MLB pitcher?

Vida Blue is a southpaw pitcher who is best remembered for his career with the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants. He holds the distinction of being the first pitcher in MLB history (and one of only five) to start the All-Star Game for both the American League and the National League.

Do you know the name of the back-to-back left-handed All-Star in this photo?

This is Frank Tanana, a famous MLB left-handed pitcher who played for the California Angels and Texas Rangers. He was a three-time All-Star, from 1976 to 1978.

Can you identify the left-handed pitcher in this image?

David Price is a southpaw pitcher who began his career with the Tampa Bay Rays after being selected first in the MLB draft. He currently plays for the Boston Red Sox. He is a 2018 World Series champion and a five-time All-Star.

Which record-breaking southpaw pitcher is shown here?

Eddie Plank is a southpaw pitcher who is best remembered for his career with the Philadelphia Athletics. He is notable for being the first left-handed pitcher to win 200 games and then 300 games thereafter.

This is a picture of which iconic MLB southpaw pitcher?

Babe Ruth was a southpaw pitcher who is best remembered for his career with the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. His pitching career with the Sox was stellar but it was eclipsed by his slugging career with the Yankees.

Which southpaw pitcher and broadcaster is in this picture?

This is David Wells, a famous MLB left-handed pitcher that notably played for the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays. He currently serves as a broadcaster on “MLB on TBS.”

Which record-holding southpaw pitcher is in this photo?

This is Warren Spahn, a famous MLB left-handed pitcher who played for the Boston/Milwaukee Braves (now Atlanta Braves). He is widely hailed as one of the best pitchers of all time and has won more games than any other left-handed pitcher in history.

Can you correctly name this left-handed Orioles pitcher?

Dave McNally is best remembered for his career with the Baltimore Orioles. While he served as a left-handed starting pitcher, he batted right.

This is an image of which six-time All-Star southpaw pitcher?

This is Fernando Valenzuela, a famous MLB left-handed pitcher who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is a six-time All-Star and a 1981 World Series Champion.

Which historically significant southpaw pitcher is showcased in this picture?

This is Sandy Koufax, a famous MLB left-handed pitcher who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is notable for being the youngest player ever elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

This is an image of which retired Major League southpaw pitcher?

Jim Abbott is best remembered for his career with the California Angels, New York Yankees, and Chicago White Sox. He is now retired and currently works as a successful motivational speaker.

Which "lefty" Hall of Fame pitcher is showcased in this photo?

This is Robert Grove, a famous MLB left-handed pitcher who played for the Philadelphia Athletics and Boston Red Sox. Throughout his career he earned the nickname “Lefty Grove” and in 1947, became a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Do you know the name of the southpaw pitcher in this photo?

Ron Guidry is a southpaw pitcher best remembered for his career with the New York Yankees. From 2006 to 2007 he also served as the pitching coach for his former team.

Which southpaw pitcher and World Series champion is showcased in this photo?

Hal Newhouser is a southpaw pitcher who is best remembered for his career with the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians. He led the MLB in strikeouts twice, was a World Series champion in 1945, and a seven-time All-Star.

Which highly celebrated MLB southpaw pitcher is show here?

This is Cole Hamels, a famous MLB left-handed pitcher who played for the Philadelphia Phillies and the Texas Rangers. He currently plays for the Chicago Cubs and in 2008, he won the World Series Most Valuable Player Award.

This is a picture of which Major League southpaw pitcher and manager?

This is Sparky Lyle, a famous MLB left-handed pitcher who played for the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. He also served as the first manager of the Somerset Patriots, a professional baseball team in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, which is not affiliated with Major League Baseball.

What is the name of the distinctive Major League southpaw pitcher in this photo?

Dave Righetti is a southpaw pitcher best remembered for his time with the New York Yankees and the San Francisco Giants. On July 4, 1983, he pitched a no-hitter for the Yankees, the first for the team in more than 26 years. During his career, he also set a major league record of 46 saves. That record, however, has since been broken.

Do you know the name of the seven-time All-Star southpaw pitcher in this image?

Chris Sale is a southpaw pitcher who currently plays for the Boston Red Sox and previously played for the Chicago White Sox. He is a seven-time consecutive MLB All-Star.

Can you identify the left-handed Yankee pitcher in this image?

This is Andy Pettitte, a famous MLB left-handed pitcher who played for the New York Yankees. He is currently the MLB all-time postseason wins leader.

Which "kid" MLB southpaw pitcher is showcased here?

This is Billy Wagner, a famous MLB left-handed pitcher who played for the Houston Astros, the Philadelphia Phillies, and the New York Mets. Over the course of his career, he earned the nickname, "Billy the Kid.”

Can you identify the left-handed Tigers pitcher in this photo?

This is Mickey Lolich, a famous MLB left handed pitcher who played for the Detroit Tigers. Before retiring, he had​ short stints playing for the New York Mets and the San Diego Padres.

Which notable southpaw Giants pitcher is in this picture?

Carl Hubbell is best remembered for his career with the New York Giants. His performance earned him the nicknames “King Carl” and “The Meal Ticket.”

What is the name of the prolific and memorable southpaw pitcher in this photo?

This is Cliff Lee, a famous MLB left-handed pitcher who played for the Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers. He is a four-time All-Star and led the MLB in wins in 2008.

This is a photo of which skilled, record-holding southpaw pitcher?

Clayton Kershaw is a southpaw pitcher who currently plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He has the second-lowest “career hits allowed per nine innings pitched average” (6.61) in all of MLB history.

Which World Series-winning southpaw pitcher is showcased in this image?

This is Jerry Koosman, a famous MLB left-handed pitcher who played for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, and Chicago White Sox. He was notably a part of the New York Mets team that won the 1969 World Series.

Do you know the name of the southpaw pitcher in this picture?

This is Sam McDowell, a famous MLB left-handed pitcher who played for the Cleveland Indians. After retiring, he served as a sports addiction counselor, primarily for the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays.

Which highly skilled MLB southpaw pitcher is in this photo?

Randy Johnson is best remembered for his career with the Seattle Mariners and the Arizona Diamondbacks. However, he also played for several other teams, including the New York Yankees. In terms of career victories, he ranks as the fifth highest left-hander​ in the MLB, with 303.

Can you identify the celebrated but unlucky southpaw pitcher in this picture?

This is Jim Kaat, a famous MLB left-handed pitcher who played for the Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox, and Philadelphia Phillies. He was nominated for the National Baseball Hall of Fame twice but failed to get inducted both times.

What is the name of the southpaw Giants pitcher in this image?

Madison Bumgarner is a southpaw pitcher who is best remembered for his career with the San Francisco Giants. He is a giant in his own right, standing almost 6 feet, 6 inches tall and has won three World Series championships.

Which "lefty" World Series winning pitcher is in this image?

Vernon Gomez is a southpaw pitcher best remembered for his career with the New York Yankees and the Washington Senators. He was more popularly known by his nickname, “Lefty Gomez,” and was a five-time World Series champion.

Do you know the name of this celebrated Major League Baseball southpaw pitcher?

This is Tug McGraw, a famous MLB left-handed pitcher who played for the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies. He is also the father of popular actor and country singer Tim McGraw.

Can you identify this left-handed pitcher and pitching coach?

This is Frank Viola, a famous MLB left handed pitcher who played for the Minnesota Twins, New York Mets, and Boston Red Sox. He currently serves as the pitching coach of the Las Vegas 51s, a minor league team.

What is the name of the iconic left-handed Yankees pitcher in this picture?

Whitey Ford is a southpaw pitcher best remembered for his career with the New York Yankees. He stayed with this team for the entirety of 16-year career and became a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974.

What is the name of the record-holding Mets pitcher in this image?

This is Johan Santana, a famous MLB left-handed pitcher who played for the Minnesota Twins and the New York Mets. He pitched the only no-hitter in Mets history.

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Can you get these all "right?" Or will you be "left" behind?

When comparing right-handed to left-handed, it is clear to see that the distinct majority belongs to right-handed people. In fact, only approximately 10 percent of the world's population is left-handed! While historically, left-handed people have faced a significant amount of discrimination over the years, nowadays they are oftentimes celebrated and sought after in several fields. Once such area where left-handed people have seen great success is in sports.

From boxing to table tennis or cricket to baseball, southpaws can oftentimes catch their opponents off guard or employ strategies and techniques that their right-handed colleagues simply cannot perform. In this quiz, we've waded through the long and storied history of Major League Baseball and found some of the most skilled and iconic left-handed players of all time. So, do you think you have what it takes to get all of these questions right? Then let's jump right in and get started!

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