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Southpaw TinCaps Pitcher Throws Fastball Salute To International Left Handers Day

Courtesy/Fort Wayne TinCaps
Fort Wayne Tincap Pitcher, Taylor Cox on the mound and aiming for a perfect game.

Saturday is International Left Handers Day, and this year, Fort Wayne's annual Leftfest activities will officially end "out in left field" for some dedicated festival goers, at the Fort Wayne TinCaps evening game.

While lefties make up about 10 percent of the world's population, 22 percent of Major League Baseball pitchers are southpaws, and in the low levels of the minor leagues, a quarter of the entire TinCaps pitching staff is left handed.

Eager to gather hew own stats, WBOI's Julia Meek met with lefty TinCaps pitcher Taylor Cox, by phone, to discuss why his "handedness" is in such demand on the diamond, and how it ranks outside the ball park.

  Event Information:

Fort Wayne Leftfest
Saturday, August 13th, 2016
4005 South Wayne Avenue
1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Fort Wayne TinCaps Game
@Parkview Field
Saturday, August 13th, 2016
7:00 p.m.

For more information on Leftfest activities, visit its Facebook page.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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