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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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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
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman
3
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder
4
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder
5
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
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
7
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder
8
Duke Snider is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder
9
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
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder
11
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman
12
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
Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Catcher
14
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman
15
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added First baseman
16
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Second baseman
17
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman
18
Sam Crawford is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder
19
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
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman
21
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
Chuck Klein is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder
23
Paul Waner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder
24
Richie Ashburn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder
25
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