southpaw

We’re opening up the Baseball Glossary in Wikipedia again to find out why left-handers (like young Madison Bumgarner) are referred to as “southpaw”.   You will find this interesting:

Southpaw: Left-hander, especially a pitcher. Most baseball stadiums are built so that home plate is in the west and the outfield is in the east, so that when the sun sets it is not in the batter’s eye. Because of this, a left-handed pitcher’s arm is always facing south when he faces the plate. Thus he has a “southpaw.”

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