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
619 187
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

2
614 115
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

3
526 101
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time

4
478 180
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

5
412 84
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

6
365 86
Ralph Kiner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

7
348 62
Joe Medwick is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

8
321 56
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Left fielder

9
285 76
Goose Goslin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

10
256 62
Jesse Burkett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

11
310 376
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Left fielder

12
325 89
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

13
236 231
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

14
247 45
Zach Wheat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Zach Wheat

15
283 240
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

16
333 482
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Left fielder

17
201 46
Charlie Keller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

18
165 272
Tim Raines is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Left fielder

19
137 40
Fred Clarke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Left fielder

20
165 213
Jim Rice is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

21
140 199
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

22
127 17
Lefty O'Doul is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Left fielder, Pitcher

23
86 37
Sherry Magee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

24
125 220
Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

25
86 111
George Foster is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

26
88 21
Zack Wheat is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder

27
95 88
Matt Holliday is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

28
73 106
Minnie Miñoso is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

29
54 98
Albert Belle is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

30
48 66
Frank Howard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

31
55 56
Moisés Alou is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Left fielder

32
66 19
Heinie Manush is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder

33
71 60
Ken Griffey, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

34
34 42
Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Left fielder, Second baseman

35
30 20
Bob Johnson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Left fielder

36
40 43
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
43 24
Dusty Baker is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

38
28 20
Greg Luzinski is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, Left fielder

39
29 23
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
36 14
Kirk Gibson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Manager, Outfielder

41
32 21
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slaft added Designated hitter, Left fielder

42
50 29
Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Daniel Dunbar added Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

43
25 18
Luis Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Left fielder

44
28 20
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
32 20
José Cruz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder

46
34 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
29 26
Ron Gant is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder

48
41 28
Joe Rudi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
mkeith.peel added Outfielder, Left fielder

49
23 10
George Bell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Daniel Dunbar added Left fielder

50
19 16
Chick Hafey is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
mkeith.peel added Outfielder, Left fielder