In some sports, yes. Considering that, in any given population and at any time, between 8 and 10 percent of people use their left hand more naturally than their right, the number of athletes cropping up in lists of all-time “greats” is disproportionately high – Babe Ruth, Brian Lara, Kenny Stabler, Martina Navratilova, Marvin Hagler, and Rod Laver – to name but a few.