baseball players The Greatest First Basemen of All Time  

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List Rules Only players who are known primarily as first basemen and not other infield positions

Who are the greatest first basemen of all time? From the incomparable talents of Lou Gehrig to the stunning abilities of modern-era players like Albert Pujols, this list includes some of the best Major League Baseball first basemen, and really, some of the greatest baseball players to ever play the game. Who is your top choice? Be sure to vote, and you can also rerank this list in any order you want. The outstanding first basemen listed here all have similar abilties: They are versatile, incredibly quick and, quite often these days, the first baseman is also a wicked power hitter. Not surprisingly, several of the players on this list could easily be considered among the best hitters in baseball history, too. This list is full of excellent, talented first bag guys with great power numbers. If you're a huge baseball fanatic, you might enjoy these lists of the greatest third basemen of all time, the all-time best shortstops and the greatest pitchers of all time, too.

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Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

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Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

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Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Albert Pujols First baseman

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Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Hank Greenberg Outfielder, First baseman

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Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Frank Thomas Designated hitter, First baseman

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Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Willie McCovey First baseman

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Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Harmon Killebrew Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

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Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Eddie Murray Designated hitter, First baseman

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Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jim Thome First baseman

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Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jeff Bagwell First baseman

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Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Don Mattingly Manager, First baseman

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Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

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George Sisler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
George Sisler First baseman, Pitcher

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Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Johnny Mize First baseman

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Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

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Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Todd Helton First baseman

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Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Stan Musial Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

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Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Cap Anson First baseman

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Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Fred McGriff First baseman

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Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Mark McGwire First baseman

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Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Keith Hernandez First baseman

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Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Will Clark First baseman

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Tony Pérez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Tony Pérez First baseman, Third baseman

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Orlando Cepeda is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Orlando Cepeda Designated hitter, First baseman

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Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Willie Stargell Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

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Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Gil Hodges First baseman

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Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Dick Allen Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

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Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Steve Garvey First baseman

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Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

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Dan Brouthers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Dan Brouthers First baseman

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David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
David Ortiz Designated hitter, First baseman

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Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

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Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Norm Cash First baseman

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Boog Powell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Boog Powell First baseman

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Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Joey Votto First baseman

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Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Prince Fielder First baseman

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Andres Galarraga is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Andres Galarraga

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Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Rafael Palmeiro Designated hitter, First baseman

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Ryan Howard is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Ryan Howard First baseman

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John Olerud is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
John Olerud First baseman

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Jim Bottomley is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jim Bottomley First baseman

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Cecil Fielder is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Cecil Fielder Designated hitter, First baseman

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Roger Connor is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Roger Connor First baseman

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Mark Grace is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Mark Grace First baseman

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Mark Teixeira is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Mark Teixeira First baseman

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Adrian Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Adrian Gonzalez Right fielder, First baseman

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Frank Chance is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Frank Chance Manager, First baseman

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Justin Morneau is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Justin Morneau First baseman - 2006 AL MVP, 2008 homerun derby winner, 2 silver slugger awards, 4 time all-star

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Tino Martinez is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Tino Martinez First baseman

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Carlos Delgado is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Carlos Delgado First baseman