Bar's namesake is whole again at Lefty O'Doul's 

Though Lefty O’Doul’s left arm traveled the Midwest for three years, its abductors left his heart in San Francisco. Wednesday was the day to reacquaint all of his parts.

The plastic arm, which had been attached to a mannequin created in the famous baseball player’s likeness, was stolen three years ago from Lefty O’Doul’s Restaurant and Lounge by a self-described “drunken patron.”

This week, it was mailed back to the restaurant on Geary Street, where Darlene Sularski, a cocktail waitress and hostess, opened the box and discovered a letter and photos of the arm. It had been taken on a number of excursions, which were shown in the photos, including a sledding trip and a visit to Iowa’s state capital.

On Wednesday, Lefty O’Doul’s hosted an arm reattachment party, at which the establishment’s famous Bloody Marys were served.

At the party, “Dr. Hip,” otherwise known as Eugene Shoenfeld, donned a lab coat and reattached Lefty’s left arm with a screwdriver and duct tape. The reattachment can be seen in the video below.  

Lefty O’Doul’s is located at 333 Geary St. in San Francisco.


Video by Lauren Justice/Special to The Examiner

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