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List Rules Only players who are known primarily as left fielders. No center or right fielders

Who are the greatest left-fielders of all time? Baseball's best left field players include some amazing legends of the game, with names like Ted Williams, Stan Musial and Carl Yastrzemski. They are without question among the greatest baseball players of all time, contributing to their respective teams while carving out their own Major League Baseball legacy. The mixture of power and average sets the left fielder apart from the other positions. Which left-field players do you think deserve the top spots on this list? Vote them up, and be sure to re-rank this list as well (your rankings to affect the overall order of the CrowdRanked list). Many of the left field players listed here have some of the greatest throwing arms of all time (they have to, given the position), and without a doubt most are also included on any distinguished list of the best hitters in baseball history, too (Ted Williams? Stan Musial? Enough said). Playing left field can be tricky. First of all, you absolutely must assume that ever single ball hit to the third baseman and the shortstop is going to be missed. You have got to be ready at all times to back up your teammates in the event they make an error. All of these players did (or do) that and more.
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Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Ted Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

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+ - 285 55
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Stan Musial Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

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+ - 211 83
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Rickey Henderson Left fielder

4
+ - 216 73
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Carl Yastrzemski Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

5
+ - 195 60
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time

6
+ - 224 145
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Barry Bonds Left fielder

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+ - 145 54
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Lou Brock Outfielder, Left fielder

8
+ - 83 37
Ralph Kiner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Ralph Kiner Outfielder, Left fielder

9
+ - 103 59
Tim Raines is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Tim Raines Left fielder

10
+ - 108 51
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Al Simmons Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

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+ - 101 57
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Willie Stargell Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

12
+ - 103 55
Jim Rice is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Jim Rice Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

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+ - 91 50
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Billy Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

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+ - 77 52
Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Manny Ramírez Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

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+ - 58 38
Joe Medwick is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Joe Medwick Outfielder, Left fielder

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+ - 74 28
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

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+ - 54 41
Goose Goslin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Goose Goslin Outfielder, Left fielder

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+ - 38 36
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Ed Delahanty Left fielder

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+ - 47 37
Minnie Miñoso is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Minnie Miñoso Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

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+ - 58 30
Matt Holliday is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Matt Holliday Outfielder, Left fielder

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+ - 42 15
Ken Griffey, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Ken Griffey, Sr. Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

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+ - 44 44
George Foster is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
George Foster Outfielder, Left fielder

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+ - 34 22
Moisés Alou is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Moisés Alou Right fielder, Left fielder

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+ - 30 44
Jesse Burkett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Jesse Burkett Outfielder, Left fielder

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+ - 34 34
Zach Wheat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Zach Wheat

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+ - 37 53
Albert Belle is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Albert Belle Outfielder, Left fielder

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+ - 22 17
Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Alfonso Soriano Left fielder, Second baseman

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+ - 32 35
Frank Howard is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Frank Howard Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

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+ - 18 24
Fred Clarke is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Fred Clarke Manager, Outfielder, Left fielder

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+ - 20 31
Charlie Keller is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Charlie Keller Outfielder, Left fielder

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+ - 26 14
Lance Berkman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Lance Berkman Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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+ - 23 12
Zack Wheat is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Zack Wheat Outfielder, Left fielder

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+ - 18 8
Pedro Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Pedro Guerrero Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

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+ - 15 9
Hal McRae is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Hal McRae Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

35
+ - 22 10
José Cruz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
José Cruz Outfielder, Left fielder

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+ - 17 13
Don Baylor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Don Baylor Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

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+ - 29 12
Dusty Baker is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Dusty Baker Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

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+ - 15 2
Kirk Gibson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Kirk Gibson Manager, Outfielder

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+ - 31 17
Joe Rudi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Joe Rudi Outfielder, Left fielder

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+ - 18 8
Heinie Manush is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Heinie Manush Outfielder, Left fielder

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+ - 16 7
Lefty O'Doul is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Lefty O'Doul Left fielder, Pitcher

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+ - 20 9
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Willie Horton Designated hitter, Left fielder

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+ - 20 10
Brian Downing is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Brian Downing Designated hitter, Left fielder, Catcher

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+ - 12 7
Luis Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Luis Gonzalez Left fielder

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+ - 37 27
Alex Gordon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Alex Gordon Left fielder, Third baseman

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+ - 15 7
Greg Luzinski is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Greg Luzinski Designated hitter, Left fielder

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+ - 13 25
Sherry Magee is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Sherry Magee Outfielder, Left fielder

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+ - 11 8
Adam Dunn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Adam Dunn Designated hitter, Outfielder, First baseman

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+ - 19 15
Ron Gant is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Ron Gant Outfielder, Left fielder

50
+ - 21 16
Carl Crawford is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Carl Crawford Left fielder