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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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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 - NY Yankees

2
213 60
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Ted Williams Outfielder, Left fielder - Boston Red Sox

3
182 53
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman - NY Yankees

4
214 71
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Ken Griffey, Jr. Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder - Seattle Mariners / Cincinnati Reds

5
164 52
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Stan Musial Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman - St. Louis Cardinals

6
178 61
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Ty Cobb Outfielder, Center fielder - Detroit Tigers

7
154 60
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Tony Gwynn Right fielder, Outfielder - San Diego Padres

8
133 55
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Shoeless Joe Jackson Outfielder - Chicago White Sox

9
93 33
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
BobLongo added Yogi Berra Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

10
104 49
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman - California Angels

11
86 37
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added George Brett Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

12
119 64
Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Ichiro Suzuki Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder - Seattle Mariners

13
84 40
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Carl Yastrzemski Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

14
84 40
Duke Snider is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Duke Snider Outfielder, Center fielder - Brooklyn/LA Dodgers

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108 60
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Wade Boggs Third baseman - Boston Red Sox

16
86 44
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder - Cleveland Indians

17
83 43
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Mel Ott Right fielder, Outfielder - NY Giants

18
60 25
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Lou Brock Outfielder, Left fielder

19
101 58
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Reggie Jackson Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder - NY Yankees

20
90 52
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added David Ortiz Designated hitter, First baseman

21
142 96
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Barry Bonds Left fielder - PIttsburgh Pirates / SF Giants

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64 32
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
RichardBeecher added Eddie Murray Designated hitter, First baseman

23
75 42
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Eddie Mathews Third baseman - Milwaukee Braves

24
77 44
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Joe Morgan Second baseman - Cincinnati Reds

25
61 31
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
RobLein added Roger Maris Right fielder, Outfielder

26
68 38
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Willie McCovey First baseman - SF Giants

27
66 38
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Willie Stargell Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman - PIttsburgh Pirates

28
57 31
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Johnny Mize First baseman - St. Louis Cardinals

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68 44
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Jim Thome First baseman - Cleveland Indians / Chicago White Sox

30
49 31
Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Mickey Cochrane Catcher - Philadelphia Athletics

31
45 29
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Joey Votto First baseman

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49 33
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Eddie Collins Second baseman - Philadelphia Athletics

33
45 31
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Billy Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

34
42 28
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Fred McGriff First baseman

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36 24
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Charlie Gehringer Second baseman

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36 25
Sam Crawford is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Sam Crawford Right fielder, Outfielder

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49 39
Joe Mauer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Joe Mauer Outfielder, Catcher, First baseman - Minnesota Twins

38
32 22
Richie Ashburn is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Richie Ashburn Outfielder, Center fielder

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14 3
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
seanmcm added Clayton Kershaw Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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48 40
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Larry Walker Right fielder, Outfielder - Colorado Rockies

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39 32
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Todd Helton First baseman

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39 33
Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Fred Lynn Outfielder, Center fielder

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28 23
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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35 33
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Will Clark First baseman

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25 23
Tony Oliva is listed (or ranked) 45 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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30 29
Chuck Klein is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Chuck Klein Right fielder, Outfielder - Philadelphia Phillies

47
29 28
Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Harold Baines Designated hitter, Right fielder

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21 20
Nellie Fox is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Nellie Fox Second baseman

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29 30
Darryl Strawberry is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Darryl Strawberry Right fielder, Outfielder

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22 22
Ted Kluszewski is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Ted Kluszewski First baseman