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.

list ordered by

1
568 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
505 62
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

3
487 79
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

4
512 90
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

5
456 75
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
353 55
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

7
410 79
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time

8
336 65
Duke Snider is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

9
345 71
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
243 40
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

11
313 65
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

12
274 59
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
193 30
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Second baseman

14
221 40
Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Catcher

15
219 42
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

16
237 56
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

17
175 34
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
233 82
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
207 72
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
133 33
Chuck Klein is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

21
239 95
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

22
112 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
96 26
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
65 24
Nellie Fox is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Second baseman

25
56 27
Home Run Baker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Third baseman

26
283 248
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

27
202 188
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

28
129 119
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
136 127
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

30
94 82
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

31
93 82
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

32
92 81
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder

33
88 77
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
RichardBeecher added Designated hitter, First baseman

34
42 27
Ted Kluszewski is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added First baseman

35
91 82
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

36
145 150
Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

37
108 108
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, First baseman

38
68 62
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

39
34 23
Lefty O'Doul is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Left fielder, Pitcher

40
95 95
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

41
164 176
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

42
51 47
Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

43
62 63
Joe Mauer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Catcher, First baseman

44
55 55
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added First baseman

45
49 48
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added First baseman

46
52 53
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added First baseman

47
39 37
Ken Griffey, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

48
55 58
Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder

49
43 45
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added First baseman

50
39 40
Jim Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added First baseman, Center fielder