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Synonyms for lefty

a person who uses the left hand with greater skill than the right

a baseball pitcher who throws the ball with the left hand

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To my knowledge, none of our branches require lefties to switch to right-hand shooting.
The Astros' bats were even better against lefties than the Dodgers, with an .
In the paper, Coren notes that his results might help explain why lefties are more common among mathematicians, architects, artists, and chess experts.
Not getting much playing time against lefties, Ho found it odd trying to hit to the right side from everywhere on the court.
Lefties represent only 10 percent of the general human population and, like most minorities, have been viewed with suspicion and persecuted across history, said two researchers curious about the reasons behind that low percentage.
Another purpose of Left-Handers' Day is to promote awareness among those who make things hard for lefties - especially teachers and school officials who may not know how difficult things can be for left-handed kids.
Left-handers also excel in sport - famous lefties include tennis aces Martina Navratilova and John McEnroe and snooker stars Jimmy White and Mark Williams.
The long-term result is that lefties are more prone to heart attacks, strokes, and other stress-related medical problems later in life.
And the one thing you never see him do is bail, which is something a lot of left-handed batters do against lefties.
Rod Laver, John McEnroe, Jimmy Conners, Guillermo Vilas, Ivan Lendl, Goran Ivanisevic, Thomas Muster and Martina Navratilova are among the legendary lefties.
But help has arrived in the shape of products designed to make life easier for lefties in the home,at work and at play.
With apologies to you lefties, 90 percent of the population is right-handed and right-footed.
Depending on whose research you rely on, lefties make up 2 to 30 percent of the population.
We find it best to double up in each category, hopefully having two lefties and two righties who can spot-relieve, close, or set up.
Yet, through July 28, the top candidates for the Cy Young Award in each league were lefties.