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.

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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

2
203 55
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

3
229 68
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Ted Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

4
183 55
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Stan Musial Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

5
196 64
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Ty Cobb Outfielder, Center fielder

6
233 84
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Ken Griffey, Jr. Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

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

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Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
BobLongo added Yogi Berra Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

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Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Tony Gwynn Right fielder, Outfielder

10
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Duke Snider is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Duke Snider Outfielder, Center fielder

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

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93 46
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added George Brett Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

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Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Wade Boggs Third baseman

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Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Mel Ott Right fielder, Outfielder

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

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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

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Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Carl Yastrzemski Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

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Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Ichiro Suzuki Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

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Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Reggie Jackson Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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

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Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Johnny Mize First baseman

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Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
RobLein added Roger Maris Right fielder, Outfielder

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

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David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added David Ortiz Designated hitter, First baseman

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Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Joe Morgan Second baseman

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Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Barry Bonds Left fielder

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Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Willie McCovey First baseman

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Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
RichardBeecher added Eddie Murray Designated hitter, First baseman

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Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Mickey Cochrane Catcher

The Best Hitters in Baseball History

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Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Jim Thome First baseman

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Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Willie Stargell Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

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Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Eddie Collins Second baseman

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Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Charlie Gehringer Second baseman

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Sam Crawford is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Sam Crawford Right fielder, Outfielder

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

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Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Joey Votto First baseman

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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

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Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Larry Walker Right fielder, Outfielder

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Joe Mauer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Joe Mauer Outfielder, Catcher, First baseman

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46 36
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Billy Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

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Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
seanmcm added Clayton Kershaw Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Fred Lynn Outfielder, Center fielder

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Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Todd Helton First baseman

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

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

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Nellie Fox is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Nellie Fox Second baseman

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

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Tony Oliva is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Tony Oliva Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Harold Baines Designated hitter, Right fielder

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

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