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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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+ - 743 353
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Honus Wagner Shortstop

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2
+ - 1,078 551
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Derek Jeter Shortstop

3
+ - 817 428
Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Ozzie Smith Shortstop

4
+ - 836 404
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cal Ripken, Jr. Shortstop, Third baseman

5
+ - 633 287
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

6
+ - 432 257
Barry Larkin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Barry Larkin Shortstop

7
+ - 370 214
Robin Yount is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Robin Yount Outfielder, Center fielder, Shortstop

8
+ - 321 187
Pee Wee Reese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Pee Wee Reese Shortstop

9
+ - 451 258
Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Omar Vizquel Left fielder, Infielder, First baseman

10
+ - 343 203
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Alan Trammell Shortstop

11
+ - 288 174
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Dave Concepción Shortstop

12
+ - 267 107
Luis Aparicio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Luis Aparicio Shortstop

13
+ - 188 122
Luke Appling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Luke Appling Shortstop

14
+ - 204 171
Phil Rizzuto is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Phil Rizzuto Shortstop

15
+ - 232 184
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
+ - 307 253
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Alex Rodriguez Shortstop, Third baseman

17
+ - 194 120
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Troy Tulowitzki Shortstop

18
+ - 206 150
Jimmy Rollins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Jimmy Rollins Shortstop

19
+ - 162 100
Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Lou Boudreau Manager, Shortstop

20
+ - 146 106
Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Joe Cronin Manager, Shortstop

21
+ - 160 122
Arky Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Arky Vaughan Shortstop

22
+ - 127 114
Tony Fernández is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Tony Fernández Shortstop

23
+ - 135 98
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Maury Wills Infielder, Shortstop

24
+ - 121 94
Bert Campaneris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Bert Campaneris Shortstop

25
+ - 78 87
Joe Sewell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Joe Sewell Infielder, Shortstop

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

27
+ - 107 101
Edgar Rentería is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Edgar Rentería Shortstop

28
+ - 61 43
Larry Bowa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Larry Bowa Manager, Shortstop

29
+ - 116 111
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 87
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
José Reyes Shortstop

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+ - 51 90
Hughie Jennings is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Hughie Jennings Manager, Infielder, Shortstop

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+ - 56 35
Mark Belanger is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Mark Belanger Shortstop

33
+ - 52 56
Ozzie Guillén is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Ozzie Guillén Manager, Shortstop

34
+ - 67 76
Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Hanley Ramírez Shortstop, Third baseman

35
+ - 36 42
Michael Young is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Michael Young Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

36
+ - 40 88
Bill Dahlen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Bill Dahlen Shortstop

37
+ - 46 33
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Bill Russell Manager, Shortstop

38
+ - 36 26
Rabbit Maranville is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Rabbit Maranville Second baseman, 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

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

41
+ - 32 25
Vern Stephens is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Vern Stephens Shortstop

42
+ - 35 24
Garry Templeton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Garry Templeton Shortstop

43
+ - 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

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

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

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

48
+ - 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

50
+ - 18 19
Greg Gagne is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Greg Gagne Shortstop