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First base, the outfield and pitcher are the easiest positions for left handers in baseball.

By the way, one of the great moments in baseball history involved the timely insertion of a left-handed fielder. In Game 7 of the 1955 World Series, the Brooklyn Dodgers had a 2-0 lead against the New York Yankees in the bottom of the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium.

Dodgers manager Walter Alston sent in left-hander Sandy Amoros as a defensive replacement in left field. With runners on first and second, Yankees catcher Yogi Berra hit a drive toward the left-field corner. Amoros was the right man in left at the right time because he easily caught the ball with his gloved right hand. The play would have been tougher for a righty wearing a glove on his left hand.

After making the catch, Amoros fired the ball to the infield. Dodgers shortstop Pee Wee Reese caught the ball and relayed it to first base, where Brooklyn's Gil Hodges tagged out New York's Gil McDougald for a double play. The next batter, Hank Bauer, grounded out, and Brooklyn went on to win its first world championship.

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uhhh.... yea Ryan Howard, Ichiro, Delgado

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