Athletes The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time  

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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.

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
494 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
431 62
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

3
416 77
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

4
438 90
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

5
382 74
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
285 54
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

7
341 79
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time

8
268 65
Duke Snider is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

9
276 70
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
244 65
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

11
174 40
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

12
207 56
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
158 40
Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Catcher

14
159 42
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

15
130 30
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Second baseman

16
175 56
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

17
116 33
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
177 80
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

19
151 70
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

20
183 93
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

21
84 33
Chuck Klein is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

22
70 30
Richie Ashburn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

23
275 211
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

24
197 156
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

25
51 26
Paul Waner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder

26
132 101
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

27
89 62
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder

28
126 97
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

29
88 62
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
89 63
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

31
90 64
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

32
84 59
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
RichardBeecher added Designated hitter, First baseman

33
105 88
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, First baseman

34
143 127
Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

35
93 77
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

36
62 48
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

37
162 153
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

38
54 42
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder

39
48 38
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added First baseman

40
59 51
Joe Mauer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Catcher, First baseman

41
54 46
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added First baseman

42
51 43
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added First baseman

43
47 40
Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

44
38 30
Ken Griffey, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

45
33 26
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
seanmcm added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

46
30 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
43 40
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added First baseman

48
31 27
Tony Oliva is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

49
38 36
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
30 27
Home Run Baker is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Third baseman