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Who is the best MLB left handed pitcher ever? This list includes pitchers in the Hall of Fame as well as those who have not yet been inducted, but are truly great. It also includes players from all eras of baseball. They are responsible for coming in during crucial situations and preventing runs. This list has been ranked by baseball fans with the best Major League left handed pitchers of all time.

Major League Baseball is America’s pastime and from its pastoral beginnings, through to its professional urban setting today, it has always captured the imaginations and hearts of fans. Baseball is a game many Americans played as kids, and for that reason it always holds a special place in the American zeitgeist. Opening day each spring is something many baseball fans count down to all year long.

The best left handed pitchers of all time on this list include players such as Lefty Grove, Warren Spahn, and Sandy Koufax. The best left handers ever in Major League Baseball are all supremely talented at getting batters out in all situations. Through their careers these best starting pitchers helped their teams jockey for post-season position and win games.

Vote up the best left handed pitchers of all time or add the lefty pitcher you think is the best to have ever played if he isn't already on the list.
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527 155
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Randy Johnson Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Seattle Mariners / Arizona Diamondbacks

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2
368 132
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Steve Carlton Pitcher - Philadelphia Philllies

3
526 244
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Sandy Koufax Pitcher - Los Angeles Dodgers

4
349 138
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Warren Spahn Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Boston Braves

5
331 105
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Lefty Grove Pitcher - Boston Red Sox

6
246 131
Tom Glavine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Tom Glavine Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Atlanta Braves / New York Mets

7
215 117
Whitey Ford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Whitey Ford Pitcher - NY Yankees

8
158 64
Carl Hubbell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Carl Hubbell Pitcher - NY Giants

9
286 176
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Clayton Kershaw Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Los Angeles Dodgers

10
187 149
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Babe Ruth Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder - NY Yankees

11
129 98
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Vida Blue Pitcher - Oakland Athletics

12
106 85
Mickey Lolich is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Mickey Lolich Pitcher - Detroit Tigers

13
105 61
Eddie Plank is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Eddie Plank Pitcher - Philadelphia Athletics

14
129 86
Fernando Valenzuela is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Fernando Valenzuela Pitcher - Los Angeles Dodgers

15
91 67
Hal Newhouser is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Hal Newhouser Pitcher - Detroit Tigers

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104 74
Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Jim Kaat Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Philadelphia Phillies

17
62 33
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Ron Guidry Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
108 85
Tommy John is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Tommy John Starting pitcher, Pitcher - NY Yankees

19
53 41
Billy Wagner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Billy Wagner Relief pitcher, Pitcher

20
40 21
Tug McGraw is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Tug McGraw Relief pitcher, Pitcher

21
79 51
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
StephenMaybach added Madison Bumgarner Starting pitcher, Pitcher

22
55 32
Frank Viola is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
muzziac added Frank Viola Pitcher

23
41 21
Dave McNally is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Dave McNally Starting pitcher, Pitcher

24
42 25
Lefty Gomez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Lefty Gomez Pitcher

25
105 106
Andy Pettitte is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Andy Pettitte Starting pitcher, Pitcher - NY Yankees

26
58 46
Sam McDowell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
dewmaster added Sam McDowell Pitcher

27
72 52
Jerry Koosman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Jerry Koosman Pitcher - NY Mets / Minnesota Twins

28
35 26
Sparky Lyle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Sparky Lyle Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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30 14
Dazzy Vance is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Dazzy Vance Pitcher

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36 28
Dave Righetti is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Dave Righetti Relief pitcher, Pitcher

31
79 96
Johan Santana is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Johan Santana Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Minnesota Twins/New York Mets

32
58 55
Rube Marquard is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Rube Marquard Pitcher - NY Giants

33
28 18
Preacher Roe is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Preacher Roe Pitcher

34
42 33
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Chris Sale Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

35
47 44
Cole Hamels is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
MikeHalpin4 added Cole Hamels Pitcher - Philadelphia Phillies

36
25 15
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slaft added Claude Osteen Pitcher

37
54 47
Billy Pierce is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Billy Pierce Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Chicago White Sox

38
26 17
Dutch Leonard is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Dutch Leonard Pitcher

39
22 10
Harry Brecheen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Harry Brecheen Pitcher

40
20 9
Jim Brewer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Jim Brewer Pitcher

41
28 25
Mike Cuellar is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Mike Cuellar Starting pitcher, Pitcher

42
55 52
Jim Abbott is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
AD_Schwartz added Jim Abbott Starting pitcher, Pitcher - California Angels/New York Yankees

43
63 59
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
jaysem1031 added Jon Lester Pitcher

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59 66
Frank Tanana is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Frank Tanana Pitcher - California Angels

45
18 8
Wilbur Wood is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
RobLein added Wilbur Wood Pitcher

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34 29
John Franco is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
muzziac added John Franco Relief pitcher, Pitcher

47
20 10
Willie Hernández is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
MacSa added Willie Hernández Pitcher

48
27 21
John Candelaria is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added John Candelaria Pitcher

49
66 65
Jamie Moyer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Jamie Moyer Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Seattle Mariners / Philadelphia Phiilies

50
33 32
Cliff Lee is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Cliff Lee Starting pitcher - Cleveland Indians/Philadelphia Phillies