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List Rules Vote up the best left handed players to ever play Major League Baseball

Who is the best left handed baseball player ever? This list includes players in the Hall of Fame as well as those who have not yet been inducted but are truly great. It also includes players from all eras of baseball. They are great hitters and great position players in all facets of the game. This list has been ranked by baseball fans with the best major league left handed baseball players of all time.

Major League Baseball is America’s pastime and from its pastoral beginnings, through to its professional urban setting today, it has always captured our imagination and our hearts. Baseball is a game many Americans played as kids, and for that reason it always holds a special place in the American zeitgeist. Opening day each spring is something many baseball fans count down to all year long.

The best left handed baseball players of all time on this list include players such as Ichiro, Ken Griffey Junior, Babe Ruth, and Ted Williams. The best left handers ever in Major League Baseball are all supremely talented at hitting to get on base, hitting for home runs, and at their positions as well. Through their careers, these best left handed players helped their teams jockey for post-season position and win games.

Vote up the best left handed players of all time or add a south paw you thought was the greatest if he isn't already on the list.

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166 41
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Babe Ruth Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder - NY Yankees

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2
158 41
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Ted Williams Outfielder, Left fielder - Boston Red Sox

3
130 38
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman - NY Yankees

4
147 49
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Ken Griffey, Jr. Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder - Seattle Mariners / Cincinnati Reds

5
138 45
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Ty Cobb Outfielder, Center fielder - Detroit Tigers

6
124 40
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Stan Musial Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman - St. Louis Cardinals

7
117 42
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Tony Gwynn Right fielder, Outfielder - San Diego Padres

8
89 39
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Shoeless Joe Jackson Outfielder - Chicago White Sox

9
61 21
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
BobLongo added Yogi Berra Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

10
83 43
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Wade Boggs Third baseman - Boston Red Sox

11
58 24
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Carl Yastrzemski Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

12
75 37
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman - California Angels

13
66 31
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder - Cleveland Indians

14
59 26
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added George Brett Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

15
76 41
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Reggie Jackson Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder - NY Yankees

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16
62 32
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Mel Ott Right fielder, Outfielder - NY Giants

17
61 32
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added David Ortiz Designated hitter, First baseman

18
56 28
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Eddie Mathews Third baseman - Milwaukee Braves

19
112 74
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Barry Bonds Left fielder - PIttsburgh Pirates / SF Giants

20
84 52
Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Ichiro Suzuki Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder - Seattle Mariners

21
58 31
Duke Snider is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Duke Snider Outfielder, Center fielder - Brooklyn/LA Dodgers

22
44 20
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
RichardBeecher added Eddie Murray Designated hitter, First baseman

23
49 26
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Willie Stargell Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman - PIttsburgh Pirates

24
57 33
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Joe Morgan Second baseman - Cincinnati Reds

25
37 17
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Lou Brock Outfielder, Left fielder

26
48 28
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Willie McCovey First baseman - SF Giants

27
49 33
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Jim Thome First baseman - Cleveland Indians / Chicago White Sox

28
40 25
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Johnny Mize First baseman - St. Louis Cardinals

29
37 24
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
RobLein added Roger Maris Right fielder, Outfielder

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26 14
Sam Crawford is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Sam Crawford Right fielder, Outfielder

31
37 26
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Eddie Collins Second baseman - Philadelphia Athletics

32
33 25
Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Mickey Cochrane Catcher - Philadelphia Athletics

33
27 19
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Todd Helton First baseman

34
29 23
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Billy Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

35
26 20
Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Fred Lynn Outfielder, Center fielder

36
33 28
Joe Mauer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Joe Mauer Outfielder, Catcher, First baseman - Minnesota Twins

37
25 20
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Fred McGriff First baseman

38
24 19
Adrian Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Adrian Gonzalez Right fielder, First baseman

39
22 17
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Charlie Gehringer Second baseman

40
11 6
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Bryce Harper Outfielder, Left fielder

41
33 30
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Larry Walker Right fielder, Outfielder - Colorado Rockies

42
19 15
Richie Ashburn is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Richie Ashburn Outfielder, Center fielder

43
18 15
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Lou Whitaker Second baseman

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14 11
Johnny Evers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Johnny Evers Second baseman

45
23 21
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Joey Votto First baseman

46
22 20
Jim Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Jim Edmonds First baseman, Center fielder

47
20 18
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Keith Hernandez First baseman

48
19 17
Darryl Strawberry is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Darryl Strawberry Right fielder, Outfielder

49
16 14
Home Run Baker is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Home Run Baker Third baseman

50
7 4
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Robinson Canó Second baseman