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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
824 412
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

2
557 158
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

3
554 221
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

4
583 214
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

5
739 376
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
379 188
Whitey Ford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

7
307 101
Carl Hubbell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

8
342 266
Tom Glavine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

9
447 353
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

10
365 205
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

11
232 132
Mickey Lolich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

12
200 96
Hal Newhouser is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

13
209 86
Eddie Plank is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

14
165 130
Tommy John is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

15
181 107
Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

16
186 173
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

17
130 39
Lefty Gomez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
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18
148 147
Andy Pettitte is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

19
123 84
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
186 141
Fernando Valenzuela is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time

21
106 64
Sam McDowell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
dewmaster added Pitcher

22
75 74
Billy Wagner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

23
106 128
Johan Santana is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

24
86 53
Tug McGraw is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

25
95 66
Rube Marquard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

26
65 29
Dazzy Vance is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

27
150 107
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
StephenMaybach added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

28
96 65
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

29
77 55
Frank Viola is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
muzziac added Pitcher

30
57 42
Dave Righetti is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

31
79 117
David Price is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher - Tampa Bay Rays

32
51 45
Sparky Lyle is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

33
75 74
Frank Tanana is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

34
95 68
Jerry Koosman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

35
59 40
Dave McNally is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

36
70 53
Cliff Lee is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher

37
77 66
Cole Hamels is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
MikeHalpin4 added Pitcher

38
85 104
David Wells is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

39
78 70
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
44 33
Mike Cuellar is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

41
31 27
Jesse Tannehill is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

42
71 54
CC Sabathia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

43
37 59
Earl Whitehill is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

44
48 28
Preacher Roe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

45
37 35
John Tudor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

46
49 47
John Franco is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
muzziac added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

47
77 78
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
jaysem1031 added Pitcher

48
52 53
Jerry Reuss is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

49
88 81
Jamie Moyer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

50
42 26
Dutch Leonard is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher