Left Handed The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time  

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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
742 191
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

2
712 278
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
731 276
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

4
909 573
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

5
563 209
Whitey Ford is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

6
807 539
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
464 147
Carl Hubbell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

8
552 260
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

9
474 212
Mickey Lolich is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

10
345 140
Hal Newhouser is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

11
351 112
Eddie Plank is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

12
386 486
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
251 186
Tommy John is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

15
240 54
Lefty Gomez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
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16
273 157
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
204 268
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

19
167 80
Rube Marquard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

20
177 217
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
138 139
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

23
112 39
Dazzy Vance is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time
slaft added 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