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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.

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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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Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Sandy Koufax Pitcher - Los Angeles Dodgers

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Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Randy Johnson Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Seattle Mariners / Arizona Diamondbacks

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Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Warren Spahn Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Boston Braves

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Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Steve Carlton Pitcher - Philadelphia Philllies

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

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Whitey Ford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Whitey Ford Pitcher - NY Yankees

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Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Clayton Kershaw Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Los Angeles Dodgers

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Tom Glavine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Tom Glavine Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Atlanta Braves / New York Mets

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Carl Hubbell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Carl Hubbell Pitcher - NY Giants

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Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Vida Blue Pitcher - Oakland Athletics

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Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Babe Ruth Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder - NY Yankees

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Fernando Valenzuela is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Fernando Valenzuela Pitcher - Los Angeles Dodgers

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Mickey Lolich is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Mickey Lolich Pitcher - Detroit Tigers

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Tommy John is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Tommy John Starting pitcher, Pitcher - NY Yankees

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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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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

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Eddie Plank is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Eddie Plank Pitcher - Philadelphia Athletics

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Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Ron Guidry Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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

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Johan Santana is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Johan Santana Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Minnesota Twins/New York Mets

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Frank Viola is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Frank Viola Pitcher

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Andy Pettitte is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Andy Pettitte Starting pitcher, Pitcher - NY Yankees

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Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Madison Bumgarner Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Dave McNally is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Dave McNally Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Jerry Koosman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Jerry Koosman Pitcher - NY Mets / Minnesota Twins

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Tug McGraw is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Tug McGraw Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Lefty Gomez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Lefty Gomez Pitcher

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David Price is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
David Price Pitcher - Tampa Bay Rays

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Cole Hamels is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Cole Hamels Pitcher - Philadelphia Phillies

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Sam McDowell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Sam McDowell Pitcher

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Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Chris Sale Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Jon Lester Pitcher

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Billy Pierce is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Billy Pierce Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Chicago White Sox

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Rube Marquard is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Rube Marquard Pitcher - NY Giants

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Mike Cuellar is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Mike Cuellar Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Al Leiter is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Al Leiter Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Sparky Lyle is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Sparky Lyle Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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

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Jim Abbott is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Jim Abbott Starting pitcher, Pitcher - California Angels/New York Yankees

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Preacher Roe is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Preacher Roe Pitcher

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Dazzy Vance is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Dazzy Vance Pitcher

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Frank Tanana is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Frank Tanana Pitcher - California Angels

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Randy Jones is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Randy Jones Pitcher

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Mark Buehrle is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Mark Buehrle Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Jamie Moyer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Jamie Moyer Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Seattle Mariners / Philadelphia Phiilies

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Bobby Shantz is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Bobby Shantz Pitcher

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Jim Brewer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Jim Brewer Pitcher

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

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Joe Nuxhall is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Joe Nuxhall Pitcher

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Dave Righetti is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Dave Righetti Relief pitcher, Pitcher