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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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1
756 365
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Honus Wagner Shortstop

The Greatest Catchers of All Time The Best Dogs for First-Time Owners

2
836 443
Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Ozzie Smith Shortstop

3
858 417
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cal Ripken, Jr. Shortstop, Third baseman

4
1,101 570
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Derek Jeter Shortstop

5
650 296
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

6
440 271
Barry Larkin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Barry Larkin Shortstop

7
383 222
Robin Yount is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Robin Yount Outfielder, Center fielder, Shortstop

8
355 211
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Alan Trammell Shortstop

9
464 269
Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Omar Vizquel Left fielder, Infielder, First baseman

10
329 197
Pee Wee Reese is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Pee Wee Reese Shortstop

11
293 179
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Dave Concepción Shortstop

12
272 111
Luis Aparicio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Luis Aparicio Shortstop

13
194 123
Luke Appling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Luke Appling Shortstop

14
206 174
Phil Rizzuto is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Phil Rizzuto Shortstop

15
235 187
Nomar Garciaparra is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Nomar Garciaparra Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time The Creepiest Sports Mascots

16
322 258
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
keef66 added Alex Rodriguez Shortstop, Third baseman

17
209 154
Jimmy Rollins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Jimmy Rollins Shortstop

18
196 124
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
avschase added Troy Tulowitzki Shortstop

19
151 107
Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Joe Cronin Manager, Shortstop

20
163 102
Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Lou Boudreau Manager, Shortstop

21
163 123
Arky Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Arky Vaughan Shortstop

22
127 116
Tony Fernández is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Tony Fernández Shortstop

23
136 100
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Maury Wills Infielder, Shortstop

24
121 97
Bert Campaneris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Bert Campaneris Shortstop

25
79 89
Joe Sewell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Joe Sewell Infielder, Shortstop

26
96 97
Johnny Pesky is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Johnny Pesky Shortstop, Third baseman

27
108 103
Edgar Rentería is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Edgar Rentería Shortstop

28
118 113
Miguel Tejada is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Miguel Tejada Infielder, Second baseman, Shortstop

29
61 45
Larry Bowa is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Larry Bowa Manager, Shortstop

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30
80 90
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
muzziac added José Reyes Shortstop

31
59 38
Mark Belanger is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Mark Belanger Shortstop

32
51 92
Hughie Jennings is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Hughie Jennings Manager, Infielder, Shortstop

33
70 77
Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattBryant added Hanley Ramírez Shortstop, Third baseman

34
52 58
Ozzie Guillén is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Ozzie Guillén Manager, Shortstop

35
41 90
Bill Dahlen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Bill Dahlen Shortstop

36
36 45
Michael Young is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Michael Young Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

37
38 27
Rabbit Maranville is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Rabbit Maranville Second baseman, Shortstop

38
46 35
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Bill Russell Manager, Shortstop

39
43 28
Dick Groat is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Dick Groat Shortstop

40
41 47
Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattBryant added Walt Weiss Shortstop

41
60 66
Andrelton Simmons is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattMcClintic added Andrelton Simmons Infielder, Shortstop

42
36 25
Garry Templeton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Garry Templeton Shortstop

43
32 26
Vern Stephens is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
joe-scott added Vern Stephens Shortstop

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44
32 27
Joe Tinker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Joe Tinker Shortstop

45
32 24
Rico Petrocelli is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Rico Petrocelli Shortstop, Third baseman

46
37 35
Rafael Furcal is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Rafael Furcal Second baseman, Shortstop

47
31 86
Iron Davis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Iron Davis Pitcher

48
13 12
George Davis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
George Davis Infielder, Shortstop

49
21 23
Chris Speier is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Chris Speier Shortstop

50
19 21
Greg Gagne is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Greg Gagne Shortstop