How to Bat Left-Handed


Historically, many cultures viewed left-handers as a handicap. Some even considered it a sign of evil. However, our modern society appreciates left-handers for their advantages, including creativity and intelligence. In baseball, a left-handed batter has some distinct advantages.

  • Grip the bat comfortably with the left hand on top, lining up your middle knuckles. Keep the muscles of your upper arms relaxed.

  • Find a comfortable stance. Keep your hands 5 to 7 inches from your torso, with the bat at a 45-degree angle. Hold your hands in front of your chest, wherever you find most comfortable.

  • Stand inside the batter's box to the right side of home plate. Place your feet shoulder-width apart and bend your knees slightly. If you're facing a right-handed pitcher, the ball will come to the plate heading towards your body. A stance towards the back of the box can give you an advantage.

  • Swing the bat. Lean your weight onto your left leg and step into the swing with your right leg. Find a comfortable swing. Many left-handers find an upwards swing most comfortable.

  • Allow the handle of your bat to stop even with your right shoulder. Allow the barrel of the bat to continue around your back in your follow-through.

Related Searches

Promoted By Zergnet


You May Also Like

  • How to Make a Bat Costume

    Homemade costumes often provide the highlight of any Halloween or masquerade party. A bat costume can be just such a costume contest...

  • How to Swing the Bat Right Handed

    A sport rich in tradition, baseball requires coordination, strength and speed for successful play. Learning the proper way to swing a bat...

  • How to Relieve and Prevent Numb in the Hand

    If you're experiencing numbness in your hand, particularly, the pinky and ring fingers, the most likely cause is ulnar nerve compression or...

  • Left-Handed Batting Tips

    In baseball, the majority of hitters bat right-handed. Even some left-handed players bat right-handed, if this is the way that they were...

Related Searches

Check It Out

10 Delicious Game Day Eats That Rival the Game

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!