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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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215 57
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

2
201 54
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
198 63
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Ken Griffey, Jr. Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder - Seattle Mariners / Cincinnati Reds

4
166 50
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman - NY Yankees

5
175 55
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
155 48
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
144 57
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
125 52
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
85 31
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
101 46
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman - California Angels

11
82 36
Duke Snider is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Duke Snider Outfielder, Center fielder - Brooklyn/LA Dodgers

12
81 36
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Carl Yastrzemski Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

13
113 61
Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Ichiro Suzuki Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder - Seattle Mariners

14
80 37
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

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

15
85 41
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder - Cleveland Indians

16
102 58
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Wade Boggs Third baseman - Boston Red Sox

17
80 41
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Mel Ott Right fielder, Outfielder - NY Giants

18
97 55
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Reggie Jackson Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder - NY Yankees

19
85 47
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added David Ortiz Designated hitter, First baseman

20
135 90
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Barry Bonds Left fielder - PIttsburgh Pirates / SF Giants

21
72 39
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Eddie Mathews Third baseman - Milwaukee Braves

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

22
61 30
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
74 41
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Joe Morgan Second baseman - Cincinnati Reds

24
55 25
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Lou Brock Outfielder, Left fielder

25
56 28
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Johnny Mize First baseman - St. Louis Cardinals

26
65 36
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
62 35
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Willie Stargell Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman - PIttsburgh Pirates

28
56 30
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
RobLein added Roger Maris Right fielder, Outfielder

The Best Hitters in Baseball History

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65 41
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Jim Thome First baseman - Cleveland Indians / Chicago White Sox

30
48 29
Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Mickey Cochrane Catcher - Philadelphia Athletics

31
48 31
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
35 22
Sam Crawford is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Sam Crawford Right fielder, Outfielder

33
29 16
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Bryce Harper Outfielder, Left fielder

34
41 30
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
38 27
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Fred McGriff First baseman

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34 23
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Charlie Gehringer Second baseman

37
46 36
Joe Mauer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Joe Mauer Outfielder, Catcher, First baseman - Minnesota Twins

38
24 13
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Anthony Rizzo First baseman

39
38 28
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Joey Votto First baseman

40
22 13
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Robinson Canó Second baseman

41
29 21
Richie Ashburn is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Richie Ashburn Outfielder, Center fielder

42
37 30
Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Fred Lynn Outfielder, Center fielder

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36 30
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Todd Helton First baseman

44
45 40
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Larry Walker Right fielder, Outfielder - Colorado Rockies

45
29 24
Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Harold Baines Designated hitter, Right fielder

46
26 21
Paul Waner is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Paul Waner Right fielder, Outfielder

47
9 2
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
seanmcm added Clayton Kershaw Starting pitcher, Pitcher

48
30 28
Chuck Klein is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Chuck Klein Right fielder, Outfielder - Philadelphia Phillies

49
16 12
Eric Hosmer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Eric Hosmer Designated hitter, First baseman

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24 22
Tony Oliva is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Tony Oliva Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder