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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
710 283
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Sandy Koufax Pitcher - Los Angeles Dodgers

2
642 248
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Randy Johnson Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Seattle Mariners / Arizona Diamondbacks

3
431 165
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Warren Spahn Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Boston Braves

4
403 128
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Lefty Grove Pitcher - Boston Red Sox

5
449 163
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Steve Carlton Pitcher - Philadelphia Philllies

6
265 144
Whitey Ford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Whitey Ford Pitcher - NY Yankees

7
284 171
Tom Glavine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Tom Glavine Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Atlanta Braves / New York Mets

8
194 79
Carl Hubbell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Carl Hubbell Pitcher - NY Giants

9
381 215
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Clayton Kershaw Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Los Angeles Dodgers

10
235 176
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 - NY Yankees

11
164 120
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Vida Blue Pitcher - Oakland Athletics

12
129 100
Mickey Lolich is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Mickey Lolich Pitcher - Detroit Tigers

13
110 77
Hal Newhouser is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Hal Newhouser Pitcher - Detroit Tigers

14
87 45
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Ron Guidry Starting pitcher, Pitcher

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

15
162 106
Fernando Valenzuela is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Fernando Valenzuela Pitcher - Los Angeles Dodgers

16
127 95
Tommy John is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Tommy John Starting pitcher, Pitcher - NY Yankees

17
124 86
Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Jim Kaat Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Philadelphia Phillies

18
122 70
Eddie Plank is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Eddie Plank Pitcher - Philadelphia Athletics

19
118 70
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
StephenMaybach added Madison Bumgarner Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
59 28
Lefty Gomez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Lefty Gomez Pitcher

21
59 32
Tug McGraw is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Tug McGraw Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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22
62 50
Billy Wagner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Billy Wagner Relief pitcher, Pitcher

23
123 116
Andy Pettitte is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Andy Pettitte Starting pitcher, Pitcher - NY Yankees

24
73 50
Sam McDowell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
dewmaster added Sam McDowell Pitcher

25
64 39
Frank Viola is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
muzziac added Frank Viola Pitcher

26
82 57
Jerry Koosman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Jerry Koosman Pitcher - NY Mets / Minnesota Twins

27
45 32
Sparky Lyle is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Sparky Lyle Relief pitcher, Pitcher

28
41 18
Dazzy Vance is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Dazzy Vance Pitcher

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29
48 30
Dave McNally is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Dave McNally Starting pitcher, Pitcher

30
93 108
Johan Santana is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Johan Santana Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Minnesota Twins/New York Mets

31
44 32
Dave Righetti is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Dave Righetti Relief pitcher, Pitcher

32
53 38
Cliff Lee is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Cliff Lee Starting pitcher - Cleveland Indians/ Philadelphia Phillies

33
66 59
Rube Marquard is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Rube Marquard Pitcher - NY Giants

34
61 43
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Chris Sale Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

35
60 53
Cole Hamels is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
MikeHalpin4 added Cole Hamels Pitcher - Philadelphia Phillies

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38 23
Preacher Roe is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Preacher Roe Pitcher

37
35 28
Mike Cuellar is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Mike Cuellar Starting pitcher, Pitcher

38
63 59
Jim Abbott is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
AD_Schwartz added Jim Abbott Starting pitcher, Pitcher - California Angels/New York Yankees

39
55 43
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

40
65 67
Frank Tanana is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Frank Tanana Pitcher - California Angels

41
45 34
Al Leiter is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
muzziac added Al Leiter Starting pitcher, Pitcher

42
79 70
Jamie Moyer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Jamie Moyer Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Seattle Mariners / Philadelphia Phiilies

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44 38
John Franco is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
muzziac added John Franco Relief pitcher, Pitcher

44
22 10
Wilbur Wood is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
RobLein added Wilbur Wood Pitcher

45
38 29
Jimmy Key is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
muzziac added Jimmy Key Pitcher

46
32 21
Dutch Leonard is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Dutch Leonard Pitcher

47
76 90
David Wells is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
David Wells Pitcher - NY Yankees

48
23 13
Jim Brewer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Jim Brewer Pitcher

49
32 23
John Candelaria is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added John Candelaria Pitcher

50
28 23
Randy Jones is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
RobSpencer added Randy Jones Pitcher