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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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361 64
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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2
303 67
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Stan Musial Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

3
229 94
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Rickey Henderson Left fielder

4
232 86
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
213 67
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time

6
157 61
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Lou Brock Outfielder, Left fielder

7
251 164
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Barry Bonds Left fielder

8
115 67
Tim Raines is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Tim Raines Left fielder

9
94 45
Ralph Kiner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Ralph Kiner Outfielder, Left fielder

10
114 66
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Willie Stargell Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

11
114 59
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Al Simmons Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

12
100 55
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Billy Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

13
111 64
Jim Rice is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Jim Rice Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

14
89 33
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

15
90 59
Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Manny Ramírez Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

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62 44
Joe Medwick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Joe Medwick Outfielder, Left fielder

17
58 45
Goose Goslin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Goose Goslin Outfielder, Left fielder

18
42 41
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Ed Delahanty Left fielder

19
65 32
Matt Holliday is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Matt Holliday Outfielder, Left fielder

20
54 40
Minnie Miñoso is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Minnie Miñoso Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

21
52 45
George Foster is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
George Foster Outfielder, Left fielder

22
47 20
Ken Griffey, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Ken Griffey, Sr. Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

23
38 24
Moisés Alou is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Moisés Alou Right fielder, Left fielder

24
30 46
Jesse Burkett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Jesse Burkett Outfielder, Left fielder

25
35 36
Zach Wheat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Zach Wheat

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34 38
Frank Howard is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Frank Howard Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

27
25 19
Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Alfonso Soriano Left fielder, Second baseman

28
39 56
Albert Belle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Albert Belle Outfielder, Left fielder

29
30 16
Lance Berkman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Lance Berkman Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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19 25
Fred Clarke is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Fred Clarke Manager, Outfielder, Left fielder

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21 32
Charlie Keller is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Charlie Keller Outfielder, Left fielder

32
19 3
Kirk Gibson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Kirk Gibson Manager, Outfielder

33
30 13
Dusty Baker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Dusty Baker Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

34
24 13
Zack Wheat is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Zack Wheat Outfielder, Left fielder

35
23 10
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slaft added Willie Horton Designated hitter, Left fielder

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19 14
Don Baylor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Don Baylor Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

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18 10
Hal McRae is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Hal McRae Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

38
21 15
Ron Gant is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Ron Gant Outfielder, Left fielder

39
17 8
Lefty O'Doul is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Lefty O'Doul Left fielder, Pitcher

40
19 9
Heinie Manush is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Heinie Manush Outfielder, Left fielder

41
15 10
Luis Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Luis Gonzalez Left fielder

42
20 10
Pedro Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Pedro Guerrero Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

43
33 18
Joe Rudi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
mkeith.peel added Joe Rudi Outfielder, Left fielder

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23 11
José Cruz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added José Cruz Outfielder, Left fielder

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10 7
Bob Johnson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Bob Johnson Left fielder

46
17 10
Greg Luzinski is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Greg Luzinski Designated hitter, Left fielder

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17 3
Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Daniel Dunbar added Bo Jackson Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

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13 26
Sherry Magee is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Sherry Magee Outfielder, Left fielder

49
13 11
Adam Dunn is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Adam Dunn Designated hitter, Outfielder, First baseman

50
25 19
Carl Crawford is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Carl Crawford Left fielder