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
566 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
503 62
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

3
485 79
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

4
454 75
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

5
509 90
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

6
351 55
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

7
408 79
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time

8
334 65
Duke Snider is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

9
343 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
241 40
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

11
311 65
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

12
272 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
192 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
220 40
Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Catcher

15
218 42
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

16
236 56
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

17
174 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
232 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
206 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
132 33
Chuck Klein is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

21
238 95
Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

22
111 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
95 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
64 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
55 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
281 247
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
201 187
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

28
136 126
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
129 119
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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
42 27
Ted Kluszewski is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added First baseman

34
88 77
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
RichardBeecher added Designated hitter, 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
34 22
Lefty O'Doul is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Left fielder, Pitcher

37
68 61
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

38
145 149
Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

39
107 107
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 94
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

41
164 175
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

42
51 46
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 62
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 54
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 47
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added First baseman

46
39 35
Ken Griffey, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

47
52 51
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added First baseman

48
55 55
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 37
Jim Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added First baseman, Center fielder

50
43 42
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time
slaft added First baseman