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

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    most listed
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  3. 3
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    Boston Red Sox

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    Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time


    Willie Mays

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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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    Milwaukee Brewers, Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Braves

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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

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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

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    Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates

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    New York Giants, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Browns

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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

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    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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    Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time


    Frank Robinson Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians

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    Cincinnati Reds

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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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    Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time


    Randy Johnson Montreal Expos, Arizona Diamondbacks, Seattle Mariners

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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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    Minnesota Twins, California Angels

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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

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    Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time


    Rickey Henderson 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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    Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time


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

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


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

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    Chicago Cubs

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    San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals

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    Philadelphia Phillies

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    Atlanta Braves, Boston Braves, Detroit Tigers

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    Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Athletics, Cleveland Naps

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    Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals

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    Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox

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    Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

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    Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners

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    Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time


    Willie Stargell 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

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    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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