Athletes The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time  

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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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1
439 69
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

2
379 59
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

3
368 70
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

4
386 88
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

5
334 73
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

6
241 52
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

7
297 77
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time

8
225 63
Duke Snider is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

9
229 69
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
BobLongo added Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

10
203 64
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

11
169 52
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
RobLein added Right fielder, Outfielder

12
135 37
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

13
124 37
Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Catcher

14
124 40
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

15
143 54
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

16
98 27
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Second baseman

17
87 32
Sam Crawford is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder

18
150 76
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

19
158 90
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

20
125 66
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

21
267 192
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

22
193 138
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

23
129 86
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

24
60 33
Chuck Klein is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

25
83 54
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder

26
84 56
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

27
54 30
Richie Ashburn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

28
82 56
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
RichardBeecher added Designated hitter, First baseman

29
84 58
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

30
87 61
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

31
120 92
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

32
142 118
Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

33
103 82
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, First baseman

34
90 71
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

35
160 144
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

36
42 26
Paul Waner is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder

37
48 37
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added First baseman

38
59 49
Joe Mauer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Catcher, First baseman

39
57 47
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

40
54 44
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added First baseman

41
52 42
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder

42
51 42
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added First baseman

43
36 28
Ken Griffey, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

44
31 23
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
seanmcm added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

45
46 40
Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

46
30 23
Nellie Fox is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Second baseman

47
43 40
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added First baseman

48
30 27
Tony Oliva is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

49
37 36
Darryl Strawberry is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder

50
37 36
Jim Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added First baseman, Center fielder