Lefties are still a little shorter.

Research paper by Ernest L EL Abel, Michael L ML Kruger

Indexed on: 15 Jun '07Published on: 15 Jun '07Published in: Perceptual and motor skills


Heights and weights of right- and left-handed major league baseball pitchers (N=5780) were analyzed, adjusted for birth year. Right-handed pitchers were about 1.6 cm taller and 1.9 kg heavier than left-handed pitchers. The results corroborated other studies and suggest body size is related to handedness, although the average difference in height between right- and left-handed pitchers was very small.