ON DISPLAY, a few of the world's sweetest lefty swings: Carl Yastrzemski in the World Series and Rod Carew getting his 3,000th hit. And when Ted Williams took a break from a crab dinner to demonstrate technique, even All-Stars like Wade Boggs and Don Mattingly—also lefty hitters—had to pay heed.

PHOTOPhotograph by NEIL LEIFER, October 1967CARL YASTRZEMSKI (right) PHOTOPhotograph by RONALD C. MODRA, March 20, 1986TED WILLIAMS (top) PHOTOPhotograph by V.J. LOVERO, August 4, 1985ROD CAREW