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
628 73
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
560 63
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

3
542 82
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

4
568 93
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

5
507 82
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
405 65
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

7
467 87
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time

8
389 78
Duke Snider is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

9
401 88
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
366 84
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

11
295 59
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

12
325 85
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
RobLein added Right fielder, Outfielder

13
266 65
Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Catcher

14
263 77
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

15
236 69
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Second baseman

16
280 97
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

17
216 79
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
121 26
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added First baseman

19
269 132
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

20
277 144
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

21
232 131
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

22
159 98
Chuck Klein is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

23
134 97
Richie Ashburn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

24
118 90
Paul Waner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder

25
44 34
Lefty O'Doul is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Left fielder, Pitcher