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.

1
309 67
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

2
251 57
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

3
268 78
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Ted Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

4
224 60
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Stan Musial Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

5
242 68
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Ty Cobb Outfielder, Center fielder

6
190 66
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time

7
141 47
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
BobLongo added Yogi Berra Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

8
253 116
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Ken Griffey, Jr. Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

9
128 51
Duke Snider is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Duke Snider Outfielder, Center fielder

10
126 50
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

11
112 55
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Mel Ott Right fielder, Outfielder

12
180 105
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Tony Gwynn Right fielder, Outfielder

13
110 59
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Carl Yastrzemski Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

14
131 76
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Wade Boggs Third baseman

15
94 49
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Eddie Mathews Third baseman

16
86 43
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
RobLein added Roger Maris Right fielder, Outfielder

17
101 56
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added George Brett Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

18
75 36
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Johnny Mize First baseman

19
118 70
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

20
73 36
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Lou Brock Outfielder, Left fielder

21
137 93
Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Ichiro Suzuki Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

22
116 77
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Reggie Jackson Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

23
67 37
Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Mickey Cochrane Catcher

24
75 44
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
RichardBeecher added Eddie Murray Designated hitter, First baseman

25
66 37
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Eddie Collins Second baseman

26
80 50
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Jim Thome First baseman

27
87 57
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Joe Morgan Second baseman

28
99 68
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added David Ortiz Designated hitter, First baseman

29
76 48
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Willie McCovey First baseman

30
73 47
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Willie Stargell Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

31
153 120
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Barry Bonds Left fielder

32
50 27
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Charlie Gehringer Second baseman

33
49 28
Sam Crawford is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Sam Crawford Right fielder, Outfielder

34
52 38
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

35
27 13
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
seanmcm added Clayton Kershaw Starting pitcher, Pitcher

36
56 43
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

37
55 43
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Larry Walker Right fielder, Outfielder

38
46 34
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Todd Helton First baseman

39
39 27
Richie Ashburn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Richie Ashburn Outfielder, Center fielder

40
48 37
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Fred McGriff First baseman

41
49 39
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Billy Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

42
40 32
Chuck Klein is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Chuck Klein Right fielder, Outfielder

43
45 38
Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Fred Lynn Outfielder, Center fielder

44
33 27
Ken Griffey, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Ken Griffey, Sr. Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

45
32 26
Paul Waner is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Paul Waner Right fielder, Outfielder

46
42 38
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Will Clark First baseman

47
27 23
Nellie Fox is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Nellie Fox Second baseman

48
36 34
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
29 26
Kenny Lofton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Kenny Lofton Center fielder

50
33 31
Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Harold Baines Designated hitter, Right fielder