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
671 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
599 64
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

3
581 83
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

4
606 96
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

5
542 83
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
440 66
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

7
501 89
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time

8
423 81
Duke Snider is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

9
435 91
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
400 86
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

11
326 63
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

12
357 88
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
293 70
Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Catcher

14
290 81
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

15
262 75
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Second baseman

16
306 105
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

17
155 28
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added First baseman

18
244 87
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
294 138
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
304 149
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

21
249 140
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
180 101
Chuck Klein is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

23
153 101
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
137 91
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
64 36
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