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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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354 63
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Ted Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

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2
298 65
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
229 83
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Carl Yastrzemski Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

4
222 93
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Rickey Henderson Left fielder

5
209 64
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time

6
152 58
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Lou Brock Outfielder, Left fielder

7
244 158
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Barry Bonds Left fielder

8
92 43
Ralph Kiner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Ralph Kiner Outfielder, Left fielder

9
111 66
Tim Raines is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Tim Raines Left fielder

10
111 64
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
113 57
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Al Simmons Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

12
110 61
Jim Rice is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Jim Rice Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

13
97 53
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Billy Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

14
87 31
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
87 56
Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Manny Ramírez Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

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16
61 42
Joe Medwick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Joe Medwick Outfielder, Left fielder

17
57 43
Goose Goslin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Goose Goslin Outfielder, Left fielder

18
41 39
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Ed Delahanty Left fielder

19
62 30
Matt Holliday is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Matt Holliday Outfielder, Left fielder

20
47 18
Ken Griffey, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Ken Griffey, Sr. Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

21
50 44
George Foster is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
George Foster Outfielder, Left fielder

22
51 39
Minnie Miñoso is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Minnie Miñoso Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

23
35 24
Moisés Alou is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Moisés Alou Right fielder, Left fielder

24
30 44
Jesse Burkett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Jesse Burkett Outfielder, Left fielder

25
35 34
Zach Wheat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Zach Wheat

26
33 36
Frank Howard is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Frank Howard Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

27
29 14
Lance Berkman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Lance Berkman Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

28
38 55
Albert Belle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Albert Belle Outfielder, Left fielder

29
23 19
Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Alfonso Soriano Left fielder, Second baseman

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19 24
Fred Clarke is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Fred Clarke Manager, Outfielder, Left fielder

31
21 31
Charlie Keller is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Charlie Keller Outfielder, Left fielder

32
17 2
Kirk Gibson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Kirk Gibson Manager, Outfielder

33
24 12
Zack Wheat is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Zack Wheat Outfielder, Left fielder

34
29 12
Dusty Baker is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Dusty Baker Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

35
18 13
Don Baylor is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Don Baylor Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

36
17 9
Hal McRae is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Hal McRae Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

37
17 7
Lefty O'Doul is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Lefty O'Doul Left fielder, Pitcher

38
21 9
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slaft added Willie Horton Designated hitter, Left fielder

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19 8
Heinie Manush is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Heinie Manush Outfielder, Left fielder

40
10 6
Bob Johnson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Bob Johnson Left fielder

41
18 8
Pedro Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Pedro Guerrero Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

42
32 17
Joe Rudi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
mkeith.peel added Joe Rudi Outfielder, Left fielder

43
13 8
Luis Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Luis Gonzalez Left fielder

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22 10
José Cruz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added José Cruz Outfielder, Left fielder

45
20 15
Ron Gant is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Ron Gant Outfielder, Left fielder

46
16 9
Greg Luzinski is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Greg Luzinski Designated hitter, Left fielder

47
24 16
Carl Crawford is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Carl Crawford Left fielder

48
13 25
Sherry Magee is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Sherry Magee Outfielder, Left fielder

49
38 28
Alex Gordon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Alex Gordon Left fielder, Third baseman

50
15 2
Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Daniel Dunbar added Bo Jackson Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder