Slideshow: Randy Johnson
Thanks for checking out my list of the top 5 left handed pitchers in Major League Baseball history. I didn’t just look at stats but tried to base it on just how good the player was. As with any sports list my group of the top 5 left handed pitchers ever can be debated. Feel free to leave a comment below.
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5 Whitey Ford
Whitey Ford played for the Yankees, during his 16 seasons. Career ERA was 2.75 with 236 wins. Ford was 10-8 in Word Series games and stepped up his play in the post season.
4 Sandy Koufax
Koufax retired at 30 due to injuries but was one of the best left handed pitchers ever. Koufax was a 3 time Cy Young and one time MVP winner. He had a career .276 ERA and won 166 games.
3 Steve Carlton
Carlton won the strike out title 5 times, had a career ERA of .322 with 241 wins, and struck out 4,136 hitters.
2 Lefty Grove
Grove had 300 wins in 17 seasons with a career ERA of .306 and would even act as a relief pitcher a few times over his career.
1 Randy Johnson
Randy Johnson is the best left handed pitcher of all time. The 6ft 10 inch tall Johnson played for 22 years in the Big’s. Johnson had 303 career wins, Johnson was so dominating he won four Cy Young awards in a row at one point.