It's a shame he retired so early or else you would be able to omit "left-handed" from that sentence.
Night Owl - You're right. It's a shame he had to reitre at such a young age. Today's medicine could have kept him playing much longer.
Is that a post card? Looks cool with the old looking/rustic background.
Charles - It's actually a painting from the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in Commack,NY .