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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.

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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
221 62
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
191 54
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

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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

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173 53
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Stan Musial Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman - St. Louis Cardinals

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Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Ty Cobb Outfielder, Center fielder - Detroit Tigers

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161 63
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

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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

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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

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George Brett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added George Brett Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

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Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman - California Angels

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Duke Snider is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Duke Snider Outfielder, Center fielder - Brooklyn/LA Dodgers

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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

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Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Carl Yastrzemski Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

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Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Wade Boggs Third baseman - Boston Red Sox

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Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Lou Brock Outfielder, Left fielder

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Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder - Cleveland Indians

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Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Mel Ott Right fielder, Outfielder - NY Giants

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David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added David Ortiz Designated hitter, First baseman

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Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
RichardBeecher added Eddie Murray Designated hitter, First baseman

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

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Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Barry Bonds Left fielder - PIttsburgh Pirates / SF Giants

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Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Eddie Mathews Third baseman - Milwaukee Braves

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Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
RobLein added Roger Maris Right fielder, Outfielder

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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

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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

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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

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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

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50 32
Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Mickey Cochrane Catcher - Philadelphia Athletics

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50 34
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

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Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Fred McGriff First baseman

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Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Billy Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

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Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Joey Votto First baseman

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Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Charlie Gehringer Second baseman

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

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

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50 39
Joe Mauer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Joe Mauer Outfielder, Catcher, First baseman - Minnesota Twins

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Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
seanmcm added Clayton Kershaw Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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

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

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

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Paul Waner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Paul Waner Right fielder, Outfielder

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Tony Oliva is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Tony Oliva Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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Chuck Klein is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Chuck Klein Right fielder, Outfielder - Philadelphia Phillies

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Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Harold Baines Designated hitter, Right fielder

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

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Nellie Fox is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Nellie Fox Second baseman

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Ted Kluszewski is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Ted Kluszewski First baseman

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Home Run Baker is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Home Run Baker Third baseman