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
575 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
510 62
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

3
492 79
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

4
517 90
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

5
461 76
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
358 56
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

7
415 80
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time

8
341 66
Duke Snider is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

9
351 73
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
248 41
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

11
318 66
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

12
279 61
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
227 43
Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Catcher

14
198 34
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Second baseman

15
223 46
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

16
241 60
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

17
179 39
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
237 86
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
212 77
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
243 102
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

21
137 40
Chuck Klein is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

22
116 37
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
100 33
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
69 31
Nellie Fox is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Second baseman

25
60 34
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
285 259
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
203 199
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

28
137 139
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

29
95 92
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

30
130 133
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

31
34 22
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added First baseman

32
95 93
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

33
93 92
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder

34
45 37
Ted Kluszewski is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added First baseman

35
88 89
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
RichardBeecher added Designated hitter, First baseman

36
91 93
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

37
146 160
Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

38
165 187
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

39
108 119
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, First baseman

40
95 105
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

41
68 72
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

42
34 32
Lefty O'Doul is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Left fielder, Pitcher

43
51 56
Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

44
62 72
Joe Mauer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Catcher, First baseman

45
55 65
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added First baseman

46
52 62
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added First baseman

47
49 58
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added First baseman

48
55 67
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
39 46
Ken Griffey, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

50
29 33
Kenny Lofton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Center fielder