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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
647 170
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

2
631 243
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
652 239
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

4
856 486
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

5
770 454
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
470 193
Whitey Ford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

7
388 113
Carl Hubbell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

8
342 140
Mickey Lolich is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

9
453 221
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

10
358 355
Tom Glavine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

11
273 103
Hal Newhouser is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

12
457 441
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

13
278 90
Eddie Plank is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

14
215 150
Tommy John is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

15
240 124
Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

16
198 41
Lefty Gomez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

17
194 222
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

18
162 67
Sam McDowell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
dewmaster added Pitcher

19
160 185
Andy Pettitte is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
197 178
Fernando Valenzuela is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time

21
135 69
Rube Marquard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

22
130 120
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

23
93 31
Dazzy Vance is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

24
102 65
Tug McGraw is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

25
83 92
Billy Wagner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

26
111 148
Johan Santana is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

27
84 46
Dave Righetti is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

28
46 29
Jesse Tannehill is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

29
160 124
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
StephenMaybach added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

30
82 127
David Price is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher - Tampa Bay Rays

31
82 63
Frank Viola is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
muzziac added Pitcher

32
102 77
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

33
55 49
Sparky Lyle is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

34
80 79
Frank Tanana is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

35
65 42
Dave McNally is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

36
89 110
David Wells is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

37
45 60
Earl Whitehill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

38
83 74
Jim Abbott is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
AD_Schwartz added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

39
97 70
Jerry Koosman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

40
73 57
Cliff Lee is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher

41
79 71
Cole Hamels is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
MikeHalpin4 added Pitcher

42
46 36
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 29
Preacher Roe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

44
54 49
John Franco is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
muzziac added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

45
76 57
CC Sabathia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

46
40 38
John Tudor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

47
48 27
Dutch Leonard is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

48
39 44
Barry Zito is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

49
53 55
Jerry Reuss is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

50
92 84
Jamie Moyer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher