Lefty 2B Topic

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I have to go with juggalosteve as the greatest of all time.
1/26/2011 4:33 PM
It seems Mike has decided to challenge for the crown.

1/26/2011 4:39 PM
Posted by uncleal on 10/20/2007 11:56:00 PM (view original):
Quote: Originally Posted By MikeT23 on 10/20/2007

Seriously, stand up and pretend you're turning two. Then describe what you do. Step by step.
1. I stand touching 2nd base, looking at 3rd base.

2. I take the throw from either 3B or SS.

3. My arm reaches into my glove and pulls the ball out.

4. My arm goes back my hand and the ball are about even length-wise, but higher than, my shoulder.

4 and a half. My head and torso pivots about 80 or so degrees toward 1st as I am making move 4. However, my legs do not move. This does not use any time as it uses the same time as 4 does.

5. I fire the ball to 1st. The ball will drop as the angle is not a straight 90 (too much loss of speed there), but it will still reach 1B before it hits the ground.

6. 1B goes low and snags the ball. Double play.
As we move towards the All-Star break, it's important that we remember the key moments in baseball history....

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7/8/2011 12:40 PM
Welcome back, old friend.
7/8/2011 7:43 PM
We beat a team with a LH 2B,thursday night 19-8,sorry i forgot the video.
7/8/2011 11:00 PM
The 2B for the team that I play on is LH.  Most of the time, it's not an issue.  But in our game this past weekend, we had a tailor-made 6-4-3 opportunity in the middle of the game.  Because the LH2B had to do a 180 degree turn after he got the throw from SS, the runner beat the throw.  A RH2B could have turned it easily.
7/20/2011 10:45 AM
I couldn't find a picture of a lefty 2b. Instead, here are 2 lefty bassists:

7/24/2011 12:55 AM
Can't forget the LH guitarists:

7/24/2011 3:44 PM
I should also point out that today is the 28th anniversary of the Pine Tar game.  When the game was resumed and completed a month later, Don Mattingly took the field as a LH2B to finish the top of the ninth.
7/24/2011 5:16 PM
There have actually been quite a few lefty infielders, mostly about 100 years ago.

2B - Total of 57
Bill Greenwood (538 games), Bill McClellan (436), Tom Evers (110), Lip Pike (79), Bob Addy (79), Roger Connor (68), Sam Trott (65), George Decker (40), Al Reach (36), Hal Chaase (35), Jimmy Hallinan (25), plus 46 more. Last one was Don Mattingly during the completion of the Pine Tar game in 1983.

SS - Total of 43
Jimmy Macullar (325), Bill McClellan (246), Jimmy Hallinan (111), Billy Hulen (92), George Van Haltren (79), Billy Redmon (61), Jimmy Ryan (58), Jack Leary (40), Russ Hall (36), Sy Sutcliffe (31), Bill Greenwood (30), Lefty Marr (29), plus 31 others. Last one was Lou Gehrig in 1934 who actually didn't play shortstop. He was listed at shortstop to keep his consecutive game streak alive. He batted in the top of the first, got a single and was removed for a pinch runner. Before him the last was Hal Chase in 1909.

3B - Total of 52
Hick Carpenter (1059), Lefty Marr (129), Roger Connor (111), Bill McClellan (58), Chris James (48), Willie Keeler (44), Spud Johnson (44), Jack Leary (37) plus 44 others. Last was Mario Valdez in 1997.

C - Total of 29
Jack Clements (1073), Sam Trott (272), Pop Tate (202), Sy Sutcliffe (186), Fergy Malone (178), Bill Harbidge (159), Mike Hines (99), John Humphries (75), Fred Tenney (71), Art Twineham (52), Phil Baker (50), Jiggs Donahue (45), Dave Oldfield (35), Charlie Housholder (34) plus 15 others. Last one was Benny Distefano in 1989.
8/1/2011 1:25 AM
Too bad uncleal never posted a video, I would have loved to have seen his web redemption on Tosh.0.
8/1/2011 5:24 AM

Bill Greenwood


William F. Greenwood

Positions: Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Both, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 7", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: , 1857 in Philadelphia, PA(All Transactions)
Debut: September 16, 1882
Teams (by GP): Orioles/Broncos/Solons/Atlantics/Athletics 1882-1890

Final Game: October 15, 1890
Died: May 2, 1902 in Philadelphia, PA (Aged 45)
Buried: Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA
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8/1/2011 3:24 PM
He's old
8/1/2011 3:25 PM
And playing the infield as a lefty caused an early death? No wonder there's a dearth of those fellows...
8/1/2011 8:06 PM
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