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The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time 

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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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Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
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Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher
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Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
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Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher
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Whitey Ford is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
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Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
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Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder
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Mickey Lolich is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
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Carl Hubbell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
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Eddie Plank is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
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Hal Newhouser is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
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Lefty Gomez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher
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Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
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Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher
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Tommy John is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
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Tom Glavine is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
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Rube Marquard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
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Sam McDowell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
dewmaster added Pitcher
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Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
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Fernando Valenzuela is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
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Dazzy Vance is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
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Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
StephenMaybach added Pitcher
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Jerry Koosman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
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CC Sabathia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher
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Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
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