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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
751 191
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

2
714 286
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
732 285
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

4
910 582
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

5
570 210
Whitey Ford is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

6
807 548
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
464 155
Carl Hubbell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

8
560 262
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

9
475 221
Mickey Lolich is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

10
346 149
Hal Newhouser is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

11
353 120
Eddie Plank is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

12
387 493
Tom Glavine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

13
474 537
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

14
253 187
Tommy John is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

15
244 54
Lefty Gomez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
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16
275 158
Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

17
216 77
Sam McDowell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
dewmaster added Pitcher

18
204 271
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

19
169 81
Rube Marquard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

20
177 220
Andy Pettitte is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

21
203 202
Fernando Valenzuela is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time

22
112 39
Dazzy Vance is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

23
138 139
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

24
113 73
Tug McGraw is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

25
104 55
Dave Righetti is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher, Pitcher