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Strokes Of Genius

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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.

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Photograph by NEIL LEIFER, October 1967

CARL YASTRZEMSKI (right)

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Photograph by RONALD C. MODRA, March 20, 1986

TED WILLIAMS (top)

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Photograph by V.J. LOVERO, August 4, 1985

ROD CAREW