The Greatest Shortstops of All Time

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

    the people's #1
    Honus Wagner Shortstop

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


    Cal Ripken, Jr. Shortstop, Third baseman

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    Shortstop

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    First baseman, Shortstop

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    Shortstop

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    Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time


    Omar Vizquel Left fielder, Infielder, First baseman

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    Outfielder, Center fielder, Shortstop

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    Shortstop

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    Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time


    Alan Trammell Shortstop

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    Shortstop

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    Shortstop

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    Shortstop

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    Shortstop

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    Shortstop

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    Jimmy Rollins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time


    Jimmy Rollins Shortstop

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    Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

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    Manager, Shortstop

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    Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time

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    Alex Rodriguez Shortstop, Third baseman

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    Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time


    Joe Cronin Manager, Shortstop

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    Shortstop

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    Arky Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time


    Arky Vaughan Shortstop

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    Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time


    Maury Wills Infielder, Shortstop

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    Shortstop

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    Infielder, Shortstop

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    Shortstop, Third baseman

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    Shortstop

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    Miguel Tejada is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time


    Miguel Tejada Infielder, Second baseman, Shortstop

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    Manager, Shortstop

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Manager, Infielder, Shortstop

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    Manager, Shortstop

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    Shortstop

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    José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time

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    José Reyes Catcher

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    Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time

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    Hanley Ramírez Shortstop, Third baseman

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    Michael Young is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time

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    Michael Young Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

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    Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time

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    Bill Russell Manager, Shortstop

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    Pitcher

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    Infielder, Shortstop

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    Vern Stephens is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time

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    Vern Stephens Shortstop

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    Second baseman, Shortstop

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    Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time

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    Walt Weiss Shortstop

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    Shortstop

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    Zoilo Versalles is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time

    ranked low on reranks & added by slaft
    Zoilo Versalles Shortstop

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    Shortstop

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    Al Dark

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    Chris Speier is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time

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    Chris Speier Shortstop

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    often listed & added by chickenwatt
    Outfielder, Center fielder

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

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    Freddie Patek Shortstop

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    Rafael Furcal is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time

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    Rafael Furcal Second baseman, Shortstop

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