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
748 197
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

2
727 132
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

3
642 115
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time

4
571 210
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

5
518 92
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

6
469 99
Ralph Kiner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

7
453 69
Joe Medwick is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

8
428 61
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Left fielder

9
386 85
Goose Goslin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

10
359 70
Jesse Burkett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

11
340 468
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Left fielder

12
349 55
Zach Wheat is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Zach Wheat

13
301 53
Charlie Keller is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

14
275 301
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

15
334 305
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

16
406 123
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

17
358 590
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Left fielder

18
237 44
Fred Clarke is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Left fielder

19
177 368
Tim Raines is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Left fielder

20
180 281
Jim Rice is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

21
156 273
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

22
141 45
Sherry Magee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

23
184 21
Lefty O'Doul is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Left fielder, Pitcher

24
138 26
Zack Wheat is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder

25
133 274
Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder