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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
Honus Wagner Shortstop

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+ - 831 438
Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Ozzie Smith Shortstop

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+ - 1,093 564
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Derek Jeter Shortstop

4
+ - 850 414
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cal Ripken, Jr. Shortstop, Third baseman

5
+ - 645 292
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

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+ - 435 267
Barry Larkin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Barry Larkin Shortstop

7
+ - 377 221
Robin Yount is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Robin Yount Outfielder, Center fielder, Shortstop

8
+ - 328 194
Pee Wee Reese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Pee Wee Reese Shortstop

9
+ - 457 266
Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Omar Vizquel Left fielder, Infielder, First baseman

10
+ - 352 207
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Alan Trammell Shortstop

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+ - 290 176
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Dave Concepción Shortstop

12
+ - 270 108
Luis Aparicio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Luis Aparicio Shortstop

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+ - 192 122
Luke Appling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Luke Appling Shortstop

14
+ - 206 172
Phil Rizzuto is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Phil Rizzuto Shortstop

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+ - 233 186
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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+ - 316 257
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Alex Rodriguez Shortstop, Third baseman

17
+ - 208 152
Jimmy Rollins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Jimmy Rollins Shortstop

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+ - 195 122
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Troy Tulowitzki Shortstop

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+ - 149 106
Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Joe Cronin Manager, Shortstop

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+ - 162 101
Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Lou Boudreau Manager, Shortstop

21
+ - 162 122
Arky Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Arky Vaughan Shortstop

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+ - 127 115
Tony Fernández is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Tony Fernández Shortstop

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+ - 136 99
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Maury Wills Infielder, Shortstop

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+ - 121 95
Bert Campaneris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Bert Campaneris Shortstop

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+ - 79 88
Joe Sewell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Joe Sewell Infielder, Shortstop

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

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+ - 107 102
Edgar Rentería is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Edgar Rentería Shortstop

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+ - 61 44
Larry Bowa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Larry Bowa Manager, Shortstop

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+ - 116 112
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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+ - 59 36
Mark Belanger is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Mark Belanger Shortstop

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+ - 80 89
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
José Reyes Shortstop

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+ - 51 91
Hughie Jennings is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Hughie Jennings Manager, Infielder, Shortstop

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+ - 69 77
Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Hanley Ramírez Shortstop, Third baseman

34
+ - 52 57
Ozzie Guillén is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Ozzie Guillén Manager, Shortstop

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+ - 41 89
Bill Dahlen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Bill Dahlen Shortstop

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+ - 36 44
Michael Young is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Michael Young Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

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+ - 38 26
Rabbit Maranville is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Rabbit Maranville Second baseman, Shortstop

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+ - 46 34
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Bill Russell Manager, Shortstop

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+ - 43 27
Dick Groat is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Dick Groat Shortstop

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+ - 41 46
Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Walt Weiss Shortstop

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+ - 36 24
Garry Templeton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Garry Templeton Shortstop

42
+ - 32 25
Vern Stephens is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Vern Stephens Shortstop

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+ - 59 66
Andrelton Simmons is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Andrelton Simmons Infielder, Shortstop

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+ - 32 26
Joe Tinker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Joe Tinker Shortstop

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+ - 32 23
Rico Petrocelli is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Rico Petrocelli Shortstop, Third baseman

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+ - 36 34
Rafael Furcal is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Rafael Furcal Second baseman, Shortstop

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+ - 31 85
Iron Davis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Iron Davis Pitcher

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+ - 21 22
Chris Speier is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Chris Speier Shortstop

49
+ - 12 11
George Davis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
George Davis Infielder, Shortstop

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+ - 18 13
Shawon Dunston is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Shawon Dunston Shortstop