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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
420 70
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Ted Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

2
354 74
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
258 75
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time

4
274 103
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
255 127
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Rickey Henderson Left fielder

6
130 49
Ralph Kiner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Ralph Kiner Outfielder, Left fielder

7
151 62
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Al Simmons Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

8
186 88
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Lou Brock Outfielder, Left fielder

9
285 205
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Barry Bonds Left fielder

10
126 89
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
128 98
Tim Raines is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Tim Raines Left fielder

12
91 47
Joe Medwick is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Joe Medwick Outfielder, Left fielder

13
127 91
Jim Rice is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Jim Rice Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

14
124 45
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

15
111 88
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Billy Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

16
75 45
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Ed Delahanty Left fielder

17
88 52
Goose Goslin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Goose Goslin Outfielder, Left fielder

18
104 92
Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Manny Ramírez Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

19
57 50
Jesse Burkett is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Jesse Burkett Outfielder, Left fielder

20
65 39
Zach Wheat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Zach Wheat

21
62 71
George Foster is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
George Foster Outfielder, Left fielder

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22
61 62
Minnie Miñoso is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Minnie Miñoso Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

23
71 53
Matt Holliday is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Matt Holliday Outfielder, Left fielder

24
38 37
Charlie Keller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Charlie Keller Outfielder, Left fielder

25
33 31
Fred Clarke is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Fred Clarke Manager, Outfielder, Left fielder

26
54 39
Ken Griffey, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Ken Griffey, Sr. Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

27
46 40
Moisés Alou is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Moisés Alou Right fielder, Left fielder

28
41 16
Zack Wheat is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Zack Wheat Outfielder, Left fielder

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

29
40 51
Frank Howard is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Frank Howard Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

30
45 74
Albert Belle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Albert Belle Outfielder, Left fielder

31
32 12
Lefty O'Doul is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Lefty O'Doul Left fielder, Pitcher

32
32 14
Heinie Manush is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Heinie Manush Outfielder, Left fielder

33
21 29
Sherry Magee is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Sherry Magee Outfielder, Left fielder

34
34 33
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
18 12
Bob Johnson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Bob Johnson Left fielder

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36
37 20
Dusty Baker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Dusty Baker Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

37
29 34
Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Alfonso Soriano Left fielder, Second baseman

38
32 14
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
27 16
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slaft added Willie Horton Designated hitter, Left fielder

40
37 23
Joe Rudi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
mkeith.peel added Joe Rudi Outfielder, Left fielder

41
21 15
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
26 12
Kirk Gibson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Kirk Gibson Manager, Outfielder

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

43
24 20
Don Baylor is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Don Baylor Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

44
26 17
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
25 21
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
22 17
Hal McRae is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Hal McRae Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

47
26 17
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
17 16
Adam Dunn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Adam Dunn Designated hitter, Outfielder, First baseman

49
18 11
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
19 17
Luis Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Luis Gonzalez Left fielder