Southpaw definition by Slang.net
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A term that refers to a left-handed baseball player, most likely a pitcher.
The term comes from the meaning of "south" as the opposite orientation to what is normal, which is being right-handed, and "paw," which refers to a person's hand. A southpaw is often valued more highly in baseball because he is not as common as a right-handed player and can present different matchup difficulties for other hitters and pitchers.