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Michel Lemieux
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Maybe not the place to ask this question but i am pretty sure that someone know the answer? Since i watch a major leagues baseball games, i have never seen a player who play at the second, shortstop, third and even a catcher who throw from the left side. I think for a catcher it already happen long time ago i think because both catchers during a game has been injured something like that and the coatch who throw from the left has replaced his two receivers during just one inning. What is the reason why we never see in defensive a player at the third, second, shortstop, catcher throw from the left? I have always wonder this question.


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Moe Parr
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Simple answer: Geometry! Think about it. Those field positions put a lefty in an awkward throwing position. On the other hand (pun intended), first-base puts a lefty in an advantageous position.

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Ed Davis
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@moe-parr 

Thanks for the answer. I never thought about that.

Ed Davis
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Michel Lemieux
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@moe-parr

I thought about it but I am not very good in geometry and have difficulties to understand. That reminds me when I had to retake my course in differential and integral calculus four times before I finally understood and have my diploma 🙄 Are you a fan of the Yankees?


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Frank Reed
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there have been 28 left hand throwing catchers.

https://members.tripod.com/bb_catchers/catchers/catchleft2.htm

Frank Reed
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Michel Lemieux
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Very interesting. I see that since the 1900s, there haven't been many of them and they haven't played many games. It reminds me of the starting pitchers who once could easily throw 300 or more innings in a season and now they are limited to 5 or 6 innings and less than 100 pitches per game.


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