Verducci: The Numbers Do Not Back Up the Myth of Lefty Hitters Liking Pitches Down-and-In

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Myths in baseball have spanned the sport's entire history. Some of those myths are legendary - extending beyond reason and quantitative stats. Some baseball myths however, are easily and fully disproved by numbers. The myth of lefty hitters being successful at the plate with down-and-in pitches is one of the latter. In today's Insider, SI senior writer Tom Verducci shares the numbers that disprove the myth of lefty hitters and their success with down-and-in pitches.