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Why do righthanded pitchers generally throw harder than lefthanded pitchers?

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December 15, 2008 11:59AM

Not sure that this is true, it may just seem that way because there are more right handed pitchers than lefties. There has surely been a lot of hard throwing lefthanders; Herb Score, Sandy Koufax and Steve Carlton are three oldtimers than come quickly to mind. There is also an old baseball adage that a lefthander cannot throw a straight ball, but I don't think there is any physical evidence to prove that. There is no physiological basis to the statement that right handers throw harder than left handers.