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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
738 189
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

2
711 273
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
731 271
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

4
908 569
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

5
560 209
Whitey Ford is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

6
806 536
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
460 147
Carl Hubbell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

8
473 207
Mickey Lolich is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

9
547 259
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

10
343 138
Hal Newhouser is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

11
346 112
Eddie Plank is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

12
384 484
Tom Glavine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

13
474 533
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
251 185
Tommy John is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

15
239 54
Lefty Gomez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

16
272 156
Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

17
216 74
Sam McDowell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
dewmaster added Pitcher

18
204 267
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

19
166 80
Rube Marquard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

20
177 216
Andy Pettitte is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

21
203 201
Fernando Valenzuela is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time

22
137 139
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

23
111 39
Dazzy Vance is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

24
104 54
Dave Righetti is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

25
118 158
Johan Santana is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher