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
655 189
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

2
638 123
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

3
558 102
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
392 86
Ralph Kiner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

6
439 84
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

7
375 62
Joe Medwick is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

8
349 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
283 63
Jesse Burkett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

11
316 401
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Left fielder

12
274 46
Zach Wheat is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Zach Wheat

13
350 96
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

14
238 257
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

15
290 264
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

16
229 46
Charlie Keller is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

17
338 512
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Left fielder

18
164 40
Fred Clarke is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Left fielder

19
170 296
Tim Raines is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Left fielder

20
145 221
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

21
169 234
Jim Rice is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

22
149 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
107 40
Sherry Magee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

24
131 241
Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

25
88 121
George Foster is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

26
105 22
Zack Wheat is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder

27
74 115
Minnie Miñoso is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

28
55 107
Albert Belle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

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
95 96
Matt Holliday is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

31
49 74
Frank Howard is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

32
55 63
Moisés Alou is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Left fielder

33
71 66
Ken Griffey, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, 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
34 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
40 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
43 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
30 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
52 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
23 10
George Bell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Daniel Dunbar added Left fielder