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

2
690 270
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Randy Johnson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
470 180
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Warren Spahn Starting pitcher, Pitcher

4
436 138
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Lefty Grove Pitcher

5
487 175
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Steve Carlton Pitcher

6
287 159
Whitey Ford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Whitey Ford Pitcher

7
309 188
Tom Glavine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Tom Glavine Starting pitcher, Pitcher

8
414 238
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Clayton Kershaw Starting pitcher, Pitcher

9
212 91
Carl Hubbell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Carl Hubbell Pitcher

10
255 193
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

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143 76
Eddie Plank is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Eddie Plank Pitcher

12
148 111
Mickey Lolich is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Mickey Lolich Pitcher

13
108 53
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Ron Guidry Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
127 86
Hal Newhouser is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Hal Newhouser Pitcher

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

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141 92
Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Jim Kaat Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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175 137
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Vida Blue Pitcher

17
140 105
Tommy John is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Tommy John Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
177 118
Fernando Valenzuela is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time

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73 32
Lefty Gomez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Lefty Gomez Pitcher

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75 37
Tug McGraw is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Tug McGraw Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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134 85
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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Andy Pettitte is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Andy Pettitte Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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83 55
Sam McDowell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
dewmaster added Sam McDowell Pitcher

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67 60
Billy Wagner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Billy Wagner Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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72 47
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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47 23
Dazzy Vance is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Dazzy Vance Pitcher

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55 36
Dave McNally is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Dave McNally Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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88 65
Jerry Koosman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Jerry Koosman Pitcher

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

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99 118
Johan Santana is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Johan Santana Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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71 63
Rube Marquard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Rube Marquard Pitcher

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63 47
Cliff Lee is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Cliff Lee Starting pitcher

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76 54
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Chris Sale Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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48 40
Sparky Lyle is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Sparky Lyle Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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70 59
Cole Hamels is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
MikeHalpin4 added Cole Hamels Pitcher

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41 32
Mike Cuellar is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Mike Cuellar Starting pitcher, Pitcher

The Worst MLB Free Agent Signings of All Time

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43 26
Preacher Roe is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Preacher Roe Pitcher

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45 39
Dave Righetti is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Dave Righetti Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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70 72
Frank Tanana is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Frank Tanana Pitcher

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62 49
CC Sabathia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added CC Sabathia Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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84 78
Jamie Moyer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Jamie Moyer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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66 67
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

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48 39
Al Leiter is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
muzziac added Al Leiter Starting pitcher, Pitcher

The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time

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79 96
David Wells is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
David Wells Pitcher

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25 15
Wilbur Wood is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
RobLein added Wilbur Wood Pitcher

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47 45
John Franco is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
muzziac added John Franco Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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41 34
Jimmy Key is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
muzziac added Jimmy Key Pitcher

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35 26
Dutch Leonard is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Dutch Leonard Pitcher

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72 75
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
jaysem1031 added Jon Lester Pitcher

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32 32
John Tudor is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added John Tudor Pitcher

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59 57
Billy Pierce is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Billy Pierce Starting pitcher, Pitcher