"I think one of the biggest misconceptions in baseball is that a right-hander has to face a right-hander and a left-hander has to face a left-hande. If you're a successful pitcher, you have to face both. And if you're a successful hitter, you have to face both. I wouldn't say facing left-handers is one of those things that you dread. Their job is to get you out, that's it. What left-handers present to you, a lot of times, is nothing that you haven't seen before, but they do a better job of presenting it to you." - Will Clark
"A left-handed pitcher has an advantage because his ball moves. You don't know why, but it does. There's no answer. I've asked Mr. Rickey that question, and he could not answer it. It's the only question I asked him that he didn't answer." - New York Yankees Special Assistant Clyde King
"After a certain point in the draft, I'd tell our people, 'Take all the left-handed pitchers you can get.' We'd corner the market if we could. A southpaw is a commodity." - New York Mets General Manager Frank Cashen
"The good Lord smiled on me when he gave me left-handed genes." - Tommy John
Quotes source : Baseball Digest, Southpaws August 2000, Gerry Fraley.