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List Rules Vote up the best left handed pitchers in the history of baseball

Who is the best MLB left handed pitcher ever? This list includes pitchers 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 responsible for coming in during crucial situations and preventing runs. This list has been ranked by baseball fans with the best Major League left handed pitchers 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 the imaginations and hearts of fans. 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 pitchers of all time on this list include players such as Lefty Grove, Warren Spahn, and Sandy Koufax. The best left handers ever in Major League Baseball are all supremely talented at getting batters out in all situations. Through their careers these best starting pitchers helped their teams jockey for post-season position and win games.

Vote up the best left handed pitchers of all time or add the lefty pitcher you think is the best to have ever played if he isn't already on the list.

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Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Sandy Koufax Pitcher - Los Angeles Dodgers

2
663 257
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Randy Johnson Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Seattle Mariners / Arizona Diamondbacks

3
449 175
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Warren Spahn Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Boston Braves

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417 133
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Lefty Grove Pitcher - Boston Red Sox

5
465 168
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Steve Carlton Pitcher - Philadelphia Philllies

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274 150
Whitey Ford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Whitey Ford Pitcher - NY Yankees

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400 222
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Clayton Kershaw Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Los Angeles Dodgers

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295 179
Tom Glavine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Tom Glavine Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Atlanta Braves / New York Mets

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203 85
Carl Hubbell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Carl Hubbell Pitcher - NY Giants

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246 183
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Babe Ruth Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder - NY Yankees

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138 105
Mickey Lolich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Mickey Lolich Pitcher - Detroit Tigers

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Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Ron Guidry Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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119 82
Hal Newhouser is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Hal Newhouser Pitcher - Detroit Tigers

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133 88
Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Jim Kaat Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Philadelphia Phillies

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

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Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Vida Blue Pitcher - Oakland Athletics

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136 99
Tommy John is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Tommy John Starting pitcher, Pitcher - NY Yankees

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130 72
Eddie Plank is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Eddie Plank Pitcher - Philadelphia Athletics

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172 112
Fernando Valenzuela is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Fernando Valenzuela Pitcher - Los Angeles Dodgers

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68 33
Tug McGraw is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Tug McGraw Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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68 30
Lefty Gomez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Lefty Gomez Pitcher

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127 75
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
StephenMaybach added Madison Bumgarner Starting pitcher, Pitcher

The Best Dating Apps

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Billy Wagner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Billy Wagner Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Andy Pettitte is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Andy Pettitte Starting pitcher, Pitcher - NY Yankees

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77 52
Sam McDowell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
dewmaster added Sam McDowell Pitcher

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70 43
Frank Viola is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
muzziac added Frank Viola Pitcher

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98 110
Johan Santana is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Johan Santana Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Minnesota Twins/New York Mets

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86 60
Jerry Koosman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Jerry Koosman Pitcher - NY Mets / Minnesota Twins

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Dazzy Vance is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Dazzy Vance Pitcher

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

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Cliff Lee is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Cliff Lee Starting pitcher - Cleveland Indians/ Philadelphia Phillies

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51 33
Dave McNally is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Dave McNally Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Rube Marquard is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Rube Marquard Pitcher - NY Giants

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46 36
Sparky Lyle is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Sparky Lyle Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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45 34
Dave Righetti is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Dave Righetti Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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67 48
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Chris Sale Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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41 23
Preacher Roe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Preacher Roe Pitcher

The Worst MLB Free Agent Signings of All Time

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Cole Hamels is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
MikeHalpin4 added Cole Hamels Pitcher - Philadelphia Phillies

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CC Sabathia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added CC Sabathia Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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37 30
Mike Cuellar is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Mike Cuellar Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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47 39
John Franco is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
muzziac added John Franco Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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68 69
Frank Tanana is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Frank Tanana Pitcher - California Angels

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65 62
Jim Abbott is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
AD_Schwartz added Jim Abbott Starting pitcher, Pitcher - California Angels/New York Yankees

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Jamie Moyer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Jamie Moyer Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Seattle Mariners / Philadelphia Phiilies

The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time

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Wilbur Wood is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
RobLein added Wilbur Wood Pitcher

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Dutch Leonard is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Dutch Leonard Pitcher

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46 37
Al Leiter is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
muzziac added Al Leiter Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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78 92
David Wells is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
David Wells Pitcher - NY Yankees

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39 31
Jimmy Key is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
muzziac added Jimmy Key Pitcher

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30 25
Randy Jones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
RobSpencer added Randy Jones Pitcher

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30 22
Curt Simmons is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Curt Simmons Pitcher

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33 25
John Candelaria is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added John Candelaria Pitcher