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.

1
497 85
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Stan Musial Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

2
488 168
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Ted Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

3
395 91
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time

4
362 154
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
283 80
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Al Simmons Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

6
247 76
Ralph Kiner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Ralph Kiner Outfielder, Left fielder

7
222 56
Joe Medwick is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Joe Medwick Outfielder, Left fielder

8
194 51
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Ed Delahanty Left fielder

9
294 251
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Rickey Henderson Left fielder

10
170 62
Goose Goslin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Goose Goslin Outfielder, Left fielder

11
226 165
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Lou Brock Outfielder, Left fielder

12
321 347
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Barry Bonds Left fielder

13
179 160
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Willie Stargell Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

14
212 66
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
131 57
Jesse Burkett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Jesse Burkett Outfielder, Left fielder

16
154 178
Tim Raines is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Tim Raines Left fielder

17
154 137
Jim Rice is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Jim Rice Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

18
131 126
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Billy Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

19
123 44
Zach Wheat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Zach Wheat

20
88 42
Charlie Keller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Charlie Keller Outfielder, Left fielder

21
60 35
Fred Clarke is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Fred Clarke Manager, Outfielder, Left fielder

22
114 156
Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Manny Ramírez Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

23
71 86
George Foster is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
George Foster Outfielder, Left fielder

24
68 83
Minnie Miñoso is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Minnie Miñoso Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

25
58 16
Lefty O'Doul is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Lefty O'Doul Left fielder, Pitcher

26
80 73
Matt Holliday is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Matt Holliday Outfielder, Left fielder

27
37 34
Sherry Magee is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Sherry Magee Outfielder, Left fielder

28
66 50
Ken Griffey, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Ken Griffey, Sr. Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

29
50 83
Albert Belle is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Albert Belle Outfielder, Left fielder

30
46 59
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
52 50
Moisés Alou is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Moisés Alou Right fielder, Left fielder

32
51 20
Zack Wheat is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Zack Wheat Outfielder, Left fielder

33
45 18
Heinie Manush is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Heinie Manush Outfielder, Left fielder

34
39 39
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
32 38
Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Alfonso Soriano Left fielder, Second baseman

36
20 17
Bob Johnson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Bob Johnson Left fielder

37
41 24
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
44 23
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
31 20
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slaft added Willie Horton Designated hitter, Left fielder

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32 14
Kirk Gibson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Kirk Gibson Manager, Outfielder

41
24 19
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
27 23
Don Baylor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Don Baylor Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

43
28 24
Ron Gant is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Ron Gant Outfielder, Left fielder

44
23 18
Luis Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Luis Gonzalez Left fielder

45
29 20
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
39 27
Joe Rudi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
mkeith.peel added Joe Rudi Outfielder, Left fielder

47
30 19
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
25 20
Hal McRae is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Hal McRae Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

49
20 14
Garret Anderson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Garret Anderson Outfielder, Left fielder

50
18 10
George Bell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Daniel Dunbar added George Bell Left fielder