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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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1
638 168
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

2
623 242
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
643 237
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

4
848 481
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

5
760 447
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
460 190
Whitey Ford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

7
380 105
Carl Hubbell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

8
353 345
Tom Glavine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

9
321 138
Mickey Lolich is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

10
442 219
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

11
269 101
Hal Newhouser is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

12
454 432
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

13
274 89
Eddie Plank is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

14
213 148
Tommy John is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

15
237 121
Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

16
193 41
Lefty Gomez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

17
192 218
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

18
157 66
Sam McDowell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
dewmaster added Pitcher

19
157 183
Andy Pettitte is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
194 177
Fernando Valenzuela is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time

21
132 68
Rube Marquard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

22
127 119
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

23
92 30
Dazzy Vance is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

24
100 63
Tug McGraw is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

25
109 146
Johan Santana is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

26
81 91
Billy Wagner is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

27
80 45
Dave Righetti is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

28
43 28
Jesse Tannehill is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

29
156 124
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
StephenMaybach added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

30
80 63
Frank Viola is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
muzziac added Pitcher

31
55 48
Sparky Lyle is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

32
80 127
David Price is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher - Tampa Bay Rays

33
79 78
Frank Tanana is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

34
99 77
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

35
64 41
Dave McNally is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

36
45 59
Earl Whitehill is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

37
97 69
Jerry Koosman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

38
87 110
David Wells is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

39
81 73
Jim Abbott is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
AD_Schwartz added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

40
78 70
Cole Hamels is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
MikeHalpin4 added Pitcher

41
71 57
Cliff Lee is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher

42
45 35
Mike Cuellar is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

43
55 28
Preacher Roe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

44
53 48
John Franco is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
muzziac added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

45
39 37
John Tudor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

46
74 57
CC Sabathia is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

47
48 26
Dutch Leonard is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

48
53 54
Jerry Reuss is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

49
79 81
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
jaysem1031 added Pitcher

50
91 83
Jamie Moyer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher