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# What is the ratio of right handed pitchers to left handed pitchers?

Updated: 12/7/2022

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588 pitchers have appeared in at least one game in 2009. 420 are right handed, and 168 are left handed. This means that 71% of pitchers are right handed and 29% are left-handed, which comes to a righty-to-lefty ratio of about 2.5:1.

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