LEFTHANDERS NEWSLETTER

Articles and Information for and about Lefthanded People

Dennis Quaid starred in “The Rookie” as left-hander Jim Morris, a former minor league pitcher turned high school baseball coach.  He had given up baseball due to injury many years prior, but in his mid-30’s, Morris found that he could throw harder than ever before and went on to became the oldest rookie in major league history. Quaid reviously played left-handed quarterback Cap Rooney in “Any Given Sunday” and he also appeared in many westerns, sometimes shooting lefthanded and other times shooting righthanded.

Real Famous Lefthanded People

​Dennis Quaid

Other Real Famous Lefthanded People

Paul McCartney emerged in the early 1960's as a member of the Beatles, and he is the most famous and successful lefthanded guitar player and singer and songwriter.  His success inspired many lefthanders to play guitar, and manufacturers to make more lefthanded guitars.

Chuck Connors played father, rancher and sharp-shooter Lucas McCain on The Rifleman on television from 1958 to 1963.  Prior to his acting career, Connors also played professional basketball and professional baseball, one of few to reach the major leagues on both sports. 

Michael Landon played Little Joe Cartright, living on the Ponderosa Ranch and shooting rifles and pistols lefthanded on Bonanza on television from 1959 to 1973.

Robert Redford played bank-robber and lefthanded pistol sharpshooter Butch Cassidy in 1969 (along with the Sundance Kid), and in 1984 he played a lefthanded pitcher as the younger Roy Hobbs and a lefthanded slugger as the older Roy Hobbs in The Natural.

Keanu Reeves played a lefthanded quarterback named Shane Falco in the 2002 film called The Replacements.

Tim Allen played lefthanded tool time host Tim Taylor from 1991 to 1999 in the television comedy called Tool Time.

Jerry Seinfeld is a lefthanded actor and comedian who played himself on TV.  Before he was famous, he did a stand-up comedy routine about being lefthanded.