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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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165 40
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

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2
156 40
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
129 36
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

4
144 48
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

5
135 45
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
124 39
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
116 42
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
86 38
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
60 20
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
80 41
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Wade Boggs Third baseman - Boston Red Sox

11
64 29
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder - Cleveland Indians

12
56 23
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
58 25
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added George Brett Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

14
76 39
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Reggie Jackson Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder - NY Yankees

15
73 37
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 15 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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112 71
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Barry Bonds Left fielder - PIttsburgh Pirates / SF Giants

17
61 31
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
84 50
Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Ichiro Suzuki Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder - Seattle Mariners

19
54 26
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Eddie Mathews Third baseman - Milwaukee Braves

20
59 31
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

21
57 30
Duke Snider is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Duke Snider Outfielder, Center fielder - Brooklyn/LA Dodgers

22
43 20
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
37 16
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Lou Brock Outfielder, Left fielder

24
48 27
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Willie McCovey First baseman - SF Giants

25
54 33
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Joe Morgan Second baseman - Cincinnati Reds

26
45 26
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Willie Stargell Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman - PIttsburgh Pirates

27
48 32
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Jim Thome First baseman - Cleveland Indians / Chicago White Sox

28
39 24
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

29
36 22
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
RobLein added Roger Maris Right fielder, Outfielder

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25 13
Sam Crawford is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Sam Crawford Right fielder, Outfielder

31
35 25
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
27 18
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Todd Helton First baseman

33
32 24
Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Mickey Cochrane Catcher - Philadelphia Athletics

34
26 19
Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Fred Lynn Outfielder, Center fielder

35
28 22
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Billy Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

36
25 19
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Fred McGriff First baseman

37
24 18
Adrian Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Adrian Gonzalez Right fielder, First baseman

38
22 16
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Charlie Gehringer Second baseman

39
11 5
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Bryce Harper Outfielder, Left fielder

40
7 1
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
33 29
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Larry Walker Right fielder, Outfielder - Colorado Rockies

42
32 28
Joe Mauer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Joe Mauer Outfielder, Catcher, First baseman - Minnesota Twins

43
18 14
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Lou Whitaker Second baseman

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18 14
Richie Ashburn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Richie Ashburn Outfielder, Center fielder

45
14 10
Johnny Evers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Johnny Evers Second baseman

46
22 19
Jim Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Jim Edmonds First baseman, Center fielder

47
20 17
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Keith Hernandez First baseman

48
22 20
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Joey Votto First baseman

49
18 16
Darryl Strawberry is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Darryl Strawberry Right fielder, Outfielder

50
17 15
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