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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
798 345
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

2
484 150
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

3
528 191
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

4
719 316
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
502 201
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
325 173
Whitey Ford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

7
247 97
Carl Hubbell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

8
325 220
Tom Glavine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

9
439 282
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

10
302 199
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

11
170 84
Eddie Plank is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

12
171 122
Mickey Lolich is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

13
144 92
Hal Newhouser is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

14
155 101
Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

15
118 67
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

16
149 114
Tommy John is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

17
91 35
Lefty Gomez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

18
179 150
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

19
181 128
Fernando Valenzuela is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time

20
81 48
Tug McGraw is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

21
145 95
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
StephenMaybach added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

22
138 136
Andy Pettitte is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

23
90 60
Sam McDowell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
dewmaster added Pitcher

24
52 27
Dazzy Vance is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

25
69 69
Billy Wagner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

26
88 59
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

27
72 54
Frank Viola is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
muzziac added Pitcher

28
76 65
Rube Marquard is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

29
91 67
Jerry Koosman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

30
56 38
Dave McNally is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

31
101 124
Johan Santana is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

32
67 51
Cliff Lee is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher

33
50 43
Sparky Lyle is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

34
74 64
Cole Hamels is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
MikeHalpin4 added Pitcher

35
68 51
CC Sabathia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

36
45 27
Preacher Roe is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

37
41 33
Mike Cuellar is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

38
71 73
Frank Tanana is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

39
45 41
Dave Righetti is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

40
68 68
Jim Abbott is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
AD_Schwartz added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

41
86 79
Jamie Moyer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

42
38 26
Dutch Leonard is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

43
82 99
David Wells is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

44
30 18
Rube Walberg is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

45
26 16
Wilbur Wood is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
RobLein added Pitcher

46
48 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
75 78
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
jaysem1031 added Pitcher

48
48 42
Al Leiter is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
muzziac added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

49
51 53
Jerry Reuss is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

50
41 36
Jimmy Key is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
muzziac added Pitcher