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This list of the greatest shortstops of all time includes some of the most iconic, best baseball players in Major League Baseball history. These MLB shortstops gave everything they had on the field and with their bats, to help their respective teams win games. Who do you believe is the greatest shortstop to ever play the game? Vote for the players you like the most, vote down any you don't think deserve the honor. Also, feel free to rerank this list - your order can affect the overall player order.Any list of the greatest shortstops to ever play the game should include the late, great Honus Wagner. The Flying Dutchman is one of the best to ever take the field, and his speed and hitting abilities are legendary. With a record eight batting titles, Wagner is not only one of the best shortstops, he's also one of the greatest hitters in baseball history. In terms of modern-era shortstops, names like Derek Jeter and Cal Ripken, Jr. come to mind almost instantly. Who gets a top 10 spot? That's for you to decide with your votes. And while you're at it, you might want to cast your vote for the greatest throwing arms of all time!
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+ - 740 352
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Honus Wagner Shortstop

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2
+ - 1,076 549
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Derek Jeter Shortstop

3
+ - 814 426
Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Ozzie Smith Shortstop

4
+ - 834 402
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cal Ripken, Jr. Shortstop, Third baseman

5
+ - 630 286
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

6
+ - 429 255
Barry Larkin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Barry Larkin Shortstop

7
+ - 369 212
Robin Yount is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Robin Yount Outfielder, Center fielder, Shortstop

8
+ - 449 256
Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Omar Vizquel Left fielder, Infielder, First baseman

9
+ - 318 187
Pee Wee Reese is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Pee Wee Reese Shortstop

10
+ - 342 201
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Alan Trammell Shortstop

11
+ - 287 173
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Dave Concepción Shortstop

12
+ - 266 106
Luis Aparicio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Luis Aparicio Shortstop

13
+ - 186 122
Luke Appling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Luke Appling Shortstop

14
+ - 202 171
Phil Rizzuto is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Phil Rizzuto Shortstop

15
+ - 230 183
Nomar Garciaparra is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Nomar Garciaparra Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

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16
+ - 306 252
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Alex Rodriguez Shortstop, Third baseman

17
+ - 205 149
Jimmy Rollins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Jimmy Rollins Shortstop

18
+ - 193 119
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Troy Tulowitzki Shortstop

19
+ - 160 100
Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Lou Boudreau Manager, Shortstop

20
+ - 144 106
Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Joe Cronin Manager, Shortstop

21
+ - 158 122
Arky Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Arky Vaughan Shortstop

22
+ - 126 113
Tony Fernández is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Tony Fernández Shortstop

23
+ - 134 97
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Maury Wills Infielder, Shortstop

24
+ - 120 93
Bert Campaneris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Bert Campaneris Shortstop

25
+ - 76 87
Joe Sewell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Joe Sewell Infielder, Shortstop

26
+ - 93 95
Johnny Pesky is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Johnny Pesky Shortstop, Third baseman

27
+ - 106 100
Edgar Rentería is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Edgar Rentería Shortstop

28
+ - 60 43
Larry Bowa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Larry Bowa Manager, Shortstop

29
+ - 115 110
Miguel Tejada is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Miguel Tejada Infielder, Second baseman, Shortstop

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+ - 79 86
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
José Reyes Shortstop

31
+ - 50 90
Hughie Jennings is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Hughie Jennings Manager, Infielder, Shortstop

32
+ - 54 35
Mark Belanger is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Mark Belanger Shortstop

33
+ - 67 75
Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Hanley Ramírez Shortstop, Third baseman

34
+ - 51 55
Ozzie Guillén is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Ozzie Guillén Manager, Shortstop

35
+ - 36 41
Michael Young is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Michael Young Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

36
+ - 38 88
Bill Dahlen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Bill Dahlen Shortstop

37
+ - 44 33
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Bill Russell Manager, Shortstop

38
+ - 42 27
Dick Groat is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Dick Groat Shortstop

39
+ - 34 26
Rabbit Maranville is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Rabbit Maranville Second baseman, Shortstop

40
+ - 34 23
Garry Templeton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Garry Templeton Shortstop

41
+ - 39 46
Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Walt Weiss Shortstop

42
+ - 30 25
Vern Stephens is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Vern Stephens Shortstop

43
+ - 31 26
Joe Tinker is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Joe Tinker Shortstop

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+ - 57 67
Andrelton Simmons is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Andrelton Simmons Infielder, Shortstop

45
+ - 36 33
Rafael Furcal is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Rafael Furcal Second baseman, Shortstop

46
+ - 30 23
Rico Petrocelli is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Rico Petrocelli Shortstop, Third baseman

47
+ - 30 85
Iron Davis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Iron Davis Pitcher

48
+ - 23 25
Jay Bell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Jay Bell Shortstop

49
+ - 17 12
Shawon Dunston is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Shawon Dunston Shortstop

50
+ - 23 22
Alfredo Griffin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Alfredo Griffin Shortstop