The Greatest Shortstops of All Time

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List Criteria: Please vote for the players based on their on-field career accomplishments

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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    the people's #1
    Shortstop

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    most listed
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    Shortstop, Third baseman

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    Shortstop

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    First baseman, Shortstop

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    Shortstop

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    Outfielder, Center fielder, Shortstop

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    Left fielder, Infielder, First baseman

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    Shortstop

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    Shortstop

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    Shortstop

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    Shortstop

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    Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

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  18. 18
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    Manager, Shortstop

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    added by keef66
    Shortstop, Third baseman

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    Manager, Shortstop

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    Shortstop

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    Shortstop

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    Infielder, Shortstop

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    Shortstop

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Infielder, Shortstop

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    Shortstop, Third baseman

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    Shortstop

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    Infielder, Second baseman, Shortstop

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    added by slaft
    Manager, Shortstop

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
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    added by slaft
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    added by muzziac
    Catcher

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    added by MattBryant
    Shortstop, Third baseman

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    - 15

    added by slaft
    Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

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  36. 36
    + 31
    - 17

    added by slaft
    Shortstop

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
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    Manager, Shortstop

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    added by MattMcClintic
    Infielder, Shortstop

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    added by joe-scott
    Shortstop

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    - 14

    added by slaft
    Second baseman, Shortstop

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    added by MattBryant
    Shortstop

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    added by slaft
    Shortstop

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    added by slaft
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    Shortstop

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    often listed & added by chickenwatt
    Outfielder, Center fielder

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    - 12

    added by slaft
    Second baseman, Shortstop

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    Freddie Patek is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time

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    Shortstop

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    added by slaft
    Shortstop

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