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.
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1
525 97
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

2
526 175
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

3
434 93
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time

4
392 164
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

5
325 80
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

6
282 78
Ralph Kiner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

7
261 56
Joe Medwick is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

8
233 51
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Left fielder

9
299 290
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Left fielder

10
203 67
Goose Goslin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

11
250 68
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

12
169 59
Jesse Burkett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

13
237 192
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

14
322 388
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Left fielder

15
182 197
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

16
158 44
Zach Wheat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Zach Wheat

17
157 208
Tim Raines is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Left fielder

18
117 42
Charlie Keller is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

19
157 162
Jim Rice is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

20
133 148
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

21
72 36
Fred Clarke is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Left fielder

22
116 170
Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

23
75 93
George Foster is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

24
72 16
Lefty O'Doul is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Left fielder, Pitcher

25
46 35
Sherry Magee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

26
69 91
Minnie Miñoso is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

27
81 79
Matt Holliday is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

28
51 87
Albert Belle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

29
55 20
Zack Wheat is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder

30
46 61
Frank Howard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

31
67 56
Ken Griffey, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

32
52 52
Moisés Alou is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Left fielder

33
47 18
Heinie Manush is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder

34
39 40
Lance Berkman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

35
32 40
Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Left fielder, Second baseman

36
42 24
Dusty Baker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

37
20 18
Bob Johnson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Left fielder

38
35 14
Kirk Gibson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Manager, Outfielder

39
32 20
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slaft added Designated hitter, Left fielder

40
45 24
Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Daniel Dunbar added Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

41
25 19
Greg Luzinski is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, Left fielder

42
28 23
Don Baylor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

43
30 20
José Cruz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder

44
40 27
Joe Rudi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
mkeith.peel added Outfielder, Left fielder

45
26 20
Hal McRae is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

46
31 19
Pedro Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

47
23 18
Luis Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Left fielder

48
28 25
Ron Gant is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added 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 Outfielder, Left fielder

50
19 10
George Bell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Daniel Dunbar added Left fielder