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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
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Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder
2
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman
3
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
4
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder
5
Ralph Kiner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder
6
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder
7
Joe Medwick is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder
8
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Left fielder
9
Goose Goslin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder
10
Jesse Burkett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder
11
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Left fielder
12
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman
13
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Manager, Outfielder, Infielder
14
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder
15
Zach Wheat is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Zach Wheat
16
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Left fielder
17
Charlie Keller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder
18
Fred Clarke is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Left fielder
19
Lefty O'Doul is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Left fielder, Pitcher
20
Tim Raines is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Left fielder
21
Jim Rice is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder
22
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder
23
Sherry Magee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder
24
Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder
25
Heinie Manush is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder