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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
817 369
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

2
728 340
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
512 152
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

4
511 218
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
548 202
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

6
342 180
Whitey Ford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

7
270 97
Carl Hubbell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

8
336 232
Tom Glavine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

9
441 310
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

10
325 201
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

11
194 124
Mickey Lolich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

12
165 93
Hal Newhouser is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

13
184 84
Eddie Plank is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

14
156 119
Tommy John is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

15
182 155
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

16
161 104
Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

17
120 72
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
106 35
Lefty Gomez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

19
182 131
Fernando Valenzuela is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time

20
140 138
Andy Pettitte is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

21
83 48
Tug McGraw is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

22
104 125
Johan Santana is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

23
96 60
Sam McDowell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
dewmaster added Pitcher

24
70 71
Billy Wagner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

25
148 97
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
StephenMaybach added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

26
84 65
Rube Marquard is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

27
89 61
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

28
53 28
Dazzy Vance is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

29
73 54
Frank Viola is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
muzziac added Pitcher

30
50 43
Sparky Lyle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

31
77 115
David Price is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher - Tampa Bay Rays

32
69 51
Cliff Lee is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher

33
73 73
Frank Tanana is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

34
92 67
Jerry Koosman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

35
57 39
Dave McNally is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

36
75 65
Cole Hamels is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
MikeHalpin4 added Pitcher

37
82 101
David Wells is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

38
48 41
Dave Righetti is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

39
73 68
Jim Abbott is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
AD_Schwartz added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

40
42 33
Mike Cuellar is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

41
70 52
CC Sabathia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

42
25 27
Jesse Tannehill is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

43
46 28
Preacher Roe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

44
76 78
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
jaysem1031 added Pitcher

45
35 35
John Tudor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

46
48 47
John Franco is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
muzziac added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

47
87 81
Jamie Moyer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

48
51 53
Jerry Reuss is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

49
34 59
Earl Whitehill is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

50
54 67
Kenny Rogers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher