Baseball The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time  

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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.
list ordered by

1
656 189
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

2
639 123
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

3
560 102
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time

4
505 186
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

5
393 86
Ralph Kiner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

6
440 84
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

7
376 62
Joe Medwick is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

8
350 57
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Left fielder

9
312 78
Goose Goslin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

10
284 63
Jesse Burkett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

11
316 402
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Left fielder

12
275 46
Zach Wheat is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Zach Wheat

13
350 97
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

14
238 258
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

15
290 265
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

16
230 46
Charlie Keller is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

17
338 514
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Left fielder

18
165 40
Fred Clarke is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Left fielder

19
171 297
Tim Raines is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Left fielder

20
146 222
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

21
169 235
Jim Rice is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

22
150 18
Lefty O'Doul is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Left fielder, Pitcher

23
108 40
Sherry Magee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

24
131 242
Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

25
90 121
George Foster is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

26
106 22
Zack Wheat is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder

27
56 108
Albert Belle is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

28
75 116
Minnie Miñoso is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

29
81 19
Heinie Manush is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder

30
96 96
Matt Holliday is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

31
50 74
Frank Howard is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

32
72 66
Ken Griffey, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

33
55 63
Moisés Alou is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Left fielder

34
33 23
Bob Johnson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Left fielder

35
35 48
Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Left fielder, Second baseman

36
41 48
Lance Berkman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

37
30 22
Greg Luzinski is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, Left fielder

38
44 26
Dusty Baker is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

39
31 25
Don Baylor is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

40
28 19
Luis Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Left fielder

41
39 16
Kirk Gibson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Manager, Outfielder

42
32 23
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slaft added Designated hitter, Left fielder

43
27 16
Chick Hafey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
mkeith.peel added Outfielder, Left fielder

44
28 21
Hal McRae is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

45
30 27
Ron Gant is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder

46
53 33
Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Daniel Dunbar added Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

47
34 20
Pedro Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

48
32 22
José Cruz is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder

49
42 28
Joe Rudi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
mkeith.peel added Outfielder, Left fielder

50
24 10
George Bell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Daniel Dunbar added Left fielder