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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
411 69
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Ted Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

2
347 73
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
251 74
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time

4
268 99
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
253 119
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Rickey Henderson Left fielder

6
121 48
Ralph Kiner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Ralph Kiner Outfielder, Left fielder

7
283 194
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Barry Bonds Left fielder

8
183 81
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Lou Brock Outfielder, Left fielder

9
143 61
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Al Simmons Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

10
125 83
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
127 90
Tim Raines is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Tim Raines Left fielder

12
111 77
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Billy Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

13
124 83
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
120 39
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

15
83 46
Joe Medwick is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Joe Medwick Outfielder, Left fielder

16
81 49
Goose Goslin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Goose Goslin Outfielder, Left fielder

17
65 44
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Ed Delahanty Left fielder

18
104 80
Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Manny Ramírez Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

19
48 49
Jesse Burkett is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Jesse Burkett Outfielder, Left fielder

20
56 38
Zach Wheat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Zach Wheat

21
60 62
George Foster is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
George Foster Outfielder, Left fielder

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22
60 59
Minnie Miñoso is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Minnie Miñoso Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

23
69 52
Matt Holliday is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Matt Holliday Outfielder, Left fielder

24
36 36
Charlie Keller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Charlie Keller Outfielder, Left fielder

25
32 30
Fred Clarke is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Fred Clarke Manager, Outfielder, Left fielder

26
53 38
Ken Griffey, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Ken Griffey, Sr. Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

27
41 14
Zack Wheat is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Zack Wheat Outfielder, Left fielder

28
44 39
Moisés Alou is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Moisés Alou Right fielder, Left fielder

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

29
45 72
Albert Belle is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Albert Belle Outfielder, Left fielder

30
39 50
Frank Howard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Frank Howard Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

31
31 11
Lefty O'Doul is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Lefty O'Doul Left fielder, Pitcher

32
31 13
Heinie Manush is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Heinie Manush Outfielder, Left fielder

33
20 28
Sherry Magee is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Sherry Magee Outfielder, Left fielder

34
34 31
Lance Berkman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Lance Berkman Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

35
18 11
Bob Johnson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Bob Johnson Left fielder

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36
29 33
Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Alfonso Soriano Left fielder, Second baseman

37
36 20
Dusty Baker is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Dusty Baker Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

38
31 14
Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Daniel Dunbar added Bo Jackson Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

39
26 16
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slaft added Willie Horton Designated hitter, Left fielder

40
36 23
Joe Rudi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
mkeith.peel added Joe Rudi Outfielder, Left fielder

41
20 15
Greg Luzinski is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Greg Luzinski Designated hitter, Left fielder

42
25 12
Kirk Gibson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Kirk Gibson Manager, Outfielder

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

43
23 20
Don Baylor is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Don Baylor Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

44
25 21
Ron Gant is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Ron Gant Outfielder, Left fielder

45
25 17
José Cruz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added José Cruz Outfielder, Left fielder

46
21 17
Hal McRae is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Hal McRae Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

47
25 17
Pedro Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Pedro Guerrero Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

48
45 36
Alex Gordon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Alex Gordon Left fielder, Third baseman

49
16 16
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
17 11
Garret Anderson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Garret Anderson Outfielder, Left fielder