The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

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This greatest baseball players list represents the combined lists of baseball fans everywhere. Anyone can make their own list of the best ball-players ever to play the game, making this CrowdRanking a true consensus on who's the best player of all time.

So who is the greatest baseball player of all time? There are plenty of amazing options to choose from. Are you a New York Yankees fan? Then you'll really like this list with Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio and more repping your team. The same goes for fans of Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Bob Gibson, Stan Musial, Barry Bonds and everyone else who should be considered among the greatest baseball players of all time. 
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    Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

    the people's #1
    Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox, Boston Braves, New York Yankees

  2. 2
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    most listed
    St. Louis Cardinals

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  3. 3
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    Boston Red Sox

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  4. 4
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  5. 5
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    Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time


    Mickey Mantle New York Yankees

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    Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time


    Hank Aaron Milwaukee Brewers, Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Braves

  7. 7
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    Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time


    Lou Gehrig New York Yankees

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    Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time


    Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates

  9. 9
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    Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time


    Ty Cobb Philadelphia Athletics, Detroit Tigers

  10. 10
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    New York Giants, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Browns

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    Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time


    Honus Wagner Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates

  12. 12
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    New York Yankees

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    Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time


    Cy Young Cleveland Spiders, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Naps

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    Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time


    Walter Johnson Washington Senators

  15. 15
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    Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time


    Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers, Brooklyn Dodgers

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    Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time


    Ken Griffey, Jr. Chicago White Sox, Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds

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    Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time


    Nolan Ryan Texas Rangers, Houston Astros, California Angels

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    Cincinnati Reds

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    Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time


    Frank Robinson Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians

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    Brooklyn Dodgers

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    Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time


    Jimmie Foxx Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Athletics

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    Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time


    Christy Mathewson New York Giants, Cincinnati Reds

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    Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos, Cincinnati Reds

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    ranked low on reranks
    New York Yankees, New York Mets

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    Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time


    Bob Gibson St. Louis Cardinals

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Minnesota Twins, California Angels

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    Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time


    Greg Maddux San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs

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    Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time


    Randy Johnson Montreal Expos, Arizona Diamondbacks, Seattle Mariners

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    Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time


    Tony Gwynn San Diego Padres

  30. 30
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    San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox

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    Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Naps

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    Baltimore Orioles

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    Satchel Paige is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time


    Satchel Paige Kansas City Athletics, St. Louis Browns, Cleveland Indians

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    Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time


    Tom Seaver Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds

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    Chicago Cubs

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  36. 36
    + 346
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    Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Athletics, Cleveland Naps

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    - 206


    Atlanta Braves, Boston Braves, Detroit Tigers

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    San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals

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    Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time


    Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies

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    Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals

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    Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

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    Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners

  42. 42
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    Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time


    Pedro Martínez Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox

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    - 150


    Pittsburgh Pirates

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    Wade Boggs is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time


    Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, New York Yankees

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    Detroit Tigers

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    Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time


    Hank Greenberg Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates

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    Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time


    Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals

  48. 48
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    - 171


    Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox

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    Jim Palmer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time


    Jim Palmer Baltimore Orioles

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    Kansas City Royals

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