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
375 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
314 59
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

3
303 70
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

4
321 86
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

5
278 70
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
239 75
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time

7
183 52
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

8
170 60
Duke Snider is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

9
180 67
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
151 64
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

11
121 48
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
261 165
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

13
86 39
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

14
84 37
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

15
84 37
Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Catcher

16
105 54
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

17
119 69
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

18
186 124
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

19
134 84
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

20
105 61
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
121 74
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

22
61 27
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Second baseman

23
78 41
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder

24
59 29
Sam Crawford is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder

25
117 83
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

26
77 48
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
RichardBeecher added Designated hitter, First baseman

27
78 50
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

28
139 105
Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

29
77 50
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
88 60
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

31
102 74
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, First baseman

32
80 54
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

33
158 129
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

34
43 28
Richie Ashburn is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

35
44 32
Chuck Klein is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

36
57 46
Joe Mauer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Catcher, First baseman

37
50 39
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder

38
49 38
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added First baseman

39
46 35
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added First baseman

40
55 45
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

41
53 43
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added First baseman

42
30 19
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
seanmcm added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

43
34 26
Paul Waner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder

44
45 39
Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

45
35 28
Ken Griffey, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

46
28 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
42 39
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added First baseman

48
37 35
Darryl Strawberry is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder

49
36 35
Jim Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added First baseman, Center fielder

50
29 27
Tony Oliva is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder