Has there ever been a left-handed third baseman in MLB?
Wade Boggs threw right-handed, but batted left. Here, based on the MacMillan Electronic Baseball Encyclopedia, is a list of every left-handed third baseman in major league history. Hick Carpenter, 1,095 G, SYR-N 1879, CIN-N 1880, WOR-N 1881, CIN-AA 1882-89, STL-N 1892 Lefty Marr, 129 G, COL-AA 1889, CIN-N 1890 Roger Connor, 111 G, TRO-N 1880-82, NY-N 1884, 89, 93 Bill McClellen, 58 G, CHI-N 1878, BRO-AA 1885 Willie Keeler, 44 G, NY-N 1892-93, BRO-N 1893, BAL-N 1898, BRO-N 1901, NY-A 1903-05 Spud Johnson, 44 G, COL-A 1889 Jack Leary, 37 G, PIT-A 1882, ALT-U 1884, CHI-U 1884 Hal Chace, 23 G, NY-A 1908 John Cassidy, 18 G, TRO-N 1882, BRO-A 1884 Ed Pinkham, 16 G, CHI-NA 1871 Mike Squires, 14 G, CHI-A 1983-84 George Decker, 10 G, CHI-N 1884-85 Lip Pike, 9 G, BAL-NA 1872 Marty Swandell, 8 G, BROECK-NA 1872 Milo Netzel, 6 G, CLE-A 1909 Buck Freeman, 6 G, BOS-A 1905-06 Jimmy Ryan, 6 G, CHI-N 1886 Bill Harbridge, 6 G, HAR-N 1877, PHI-N 1883 Jake Virtue, 5 G, CLE-N 1893 John Newell, 5 G, PIT-N 1891 Gene Moriarty, 5 G, IND-AA 1884, DET-N 1885 Jack Clements, 4 G, PHI-N 1887 Billy Redmond, 4 G, STLRS-NA 1875, MIL-N 1878 Bob Addy, 4 G, HAR-NA 1874 Don Mattingly, 3 G, NY-A 1986 Russ Hall, 3 G, STL-N 1898 George Van Haltren, 3 G, BAL-N 1892 Monk Cline, 3 G, BAL-AA 1882, LOU-AA 1885, KC-AA 1888 George Sisler, 2 G, STL-A 1916 Cy Seymour, 2 G, NY-N 1899, CIN-N 1902 John Corcoran, 2 G, PIT-N 1895 Cannonball Titcomb, 2 G, NY-N 1888, PHI-AA 1890 Charlie Eden, 2 G, PIT-AA 1885 Dan Brouthers, 2 G, BUF-N 1883-84 Terry Francona, 1 G, MON-N 1985 Joe Kuhel, 1 G, WAS-A 1936 Charlie Grimm, 1 G, STL-N 1918 Jessie Burkett, 1 G, STL-A 1902 Joe Wright, 1 G, PIT-N 1896 Jake Boyd, 1 G, WAS-N 1895 Matt Kilroy, 1 G, BOS-P 1890 Henry Gruber, 1 G, CLE-P 1890 Fred Carl, 1 G, LOU-AA 1889 Elmer Foster, 1 G, NY-N 1888 Cyclone Miller, 1 G, PHI-A 1886 Sam Thompson, 1 G, DET-N 1885 Tom Mansell, 1 G, CIN-AA, COL-AA 1884 Denny Driscoll, 1 G, PIT-AA 1883 Sam Trott, 1 G, DET-N 1882 Jimmy Macullar, 1 G, SYR-N 1879 Jimmy Hallinan, 1 G, KEO-NA 1875 Here are the post-1900 guys on this list: Willie Keeler, 44 G, NY-N 1892-93, BRO-N 1893, BAL-N 1898, BRO-N 1901, NY-A 1903-05 Hal Chace, 23 G, NY-A 1908 Mike Squires, 14 G, CHI-A 1983-84 Milo Netzel, 6 G, CLE-A 1909 Buck Freeman, 6 G, BOS-A 1905-06 Don Mattingly, 3 G, NY-A 1986 George Sisler, 2 G, STL-A 1916 Cy Seymour, 2 G, NY-N 1899, CIN-N 1902 Terry Francona, 1 G, MON-N 1985 Joe Kuhel, 1 G, WAS-A 1936 Charlie Grimm, 1 G, STL-N 1918 Jessie Burkett, 1 G, STL-A 1902 According to baseballreference, Keeler played 17 of his 44 games at third after 1900. wade boggs for one
We have to confine our answer to the major league level. Yes, in the majors, there have been left-handers who played second base, shortstop and third base. Wee Willie Keelar, a Hall of Famer, played second base, third and shortstop 71 times over his 19-year career from 1892 through 1910. Hal Chase, normally a first baseman, played 36 games at second base between 1905 and 1916. Bill Hulen of the 1896 Phillies played 73 games…
Yes, sort of. I don't know of any who both bat and throw left, but there are a few who bat left and throw right. Current examples of left-hand hitting third basemen include Hank Blalock http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FCI/is_7_63/ai_n6108322 and Russ Branyan http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/branyru01.shtml Don Mattingly played one game in 1986, Mike Squires played one game in 1983
Has there ever been a left handed fielding player in the major leagues to play third second short stop or catcher?
I'm not aware of any lefties who have played these positions regularly, but there have been situations where left-handers played them in emergency situations. Don Mattingly had to substitute at third base for the Yankees in the late 80's when their regular third baseman was hurt. Mike Squires (who like Mattingly, usually played first base) caught for the White Sox once in the early 80's.
yes Currently, the only lefthanded infielders play at first base. But throughout MLB history, there have been a couple of leftys that have played shortstop. Wee Willie Keeler, a Hall of Famer, played second base, third and shortstop 71 times over his 19-year career from 1892 through 1910. Bill Hulen of the 1896 Phillies played 73 games at shortstop and two at second base in his only season with the club.
Are you a retard? I mean really have you ever herd of sports? Derek Jeter- shortstop of the Yankees Alex Rodriguez- third baseman of the Yankees (if i spelt his name wrong sorry) C.C. Sabathia- Pitcher for the Yankees Albert Pujols- First Basemen for the angels And players on the mets and red sox are awful and not athletes and soccer is the WORST sport ever made
In baseball after the third out why is a ball thrown to the first baseman as he returns to the dugout?
That's the ball used by the firstbaseman to warm up the infielders the next time the team takes the field. It is an old tradition and has been used for years, ever since players stopped leaving their gloves on the field between innings in the 1950s. It saves the firstbaseman from searching for a warm up ball before going out to the field, as he already has a ball in his mit.
Yes, on June 27, 1963 in a game with the Detroit Tigers at the Minnesota Twins won by the Twins 10-6, Tigers first baseman Norm Cash did not record a single putout. The Tigers recorded 24 putouts as the Twins, who were the home team did not bat in the ninth inning. Tiger catcher Bill Freehan recorded 7 putouts (all on strikeouts), while Tiger right fielder Al Kaline had 6 putouts, but first baseman Norm…
I have played baseball my entire life, mainly as a catcher. This is simply a way to keep the energy of the game going. It is commonly called "round the horn", and the Catcher will throw to Third, Third to Second, and Second to Short, then back to the pitcher. It is a way to keep the infield peppy and active; sort of a very mild celebration for a strikeout. It is also done on…