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List Rules Only players who are known primarily as first basemen and not other infield positions

Who are the greatest first basemen of all time? From the incomparable talents of Lou Gehrig to the stunning abilities of modern-era players like Albert Pujols, this list includes some of the best Major League Baseball first basemen, and really, some of the greatest baseball players to ever play the game. Who is your top choice? Be sure to vote, and you can also rerank this list in any order you want. The outstanding first basemen listed here all have similar abilties: They are versatile, incredibly quick and, quite often these days, the first baseman is also a wicked power hitter. Not surprisingly, several of the players on this list could easily be considered among the best hitters in baseball history, too. This list is full of excellent, talented first bag guys with great power numbers. If you're a huge baseball fanatic, you might enjoy these lists of the greatest third basemen of all time, the all-time best shortstops and the greatest pitchers of all time, too.
list ordered by

1
1,317 179
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

2
715 284
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

3
914 525
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Albert Pujols First baseman

4
524 242
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Hank Greenberg Outfielder, First baseman

5
499 253
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Harmon Killebrew Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

6
529 379
Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Frank Thomas Designated hitter, First baseman

7
468 309
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Willie McCovey First baseman

8
532 59
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
MacSa added Stan Musial Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

9
340 160
George Sisler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
George Sisler First baseman, Pitcher

10
499 331
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Eddie Murray Designated hitter, First baseman

11
304 156
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Johnny Mize First baseman

12
269 144
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Cap Anson First baseman

13
400 333
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jim Thome First baseman

14
487 360
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Don Mattingly Manager, First baseman

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

15
430 349
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jeff Bagwell First baseman

16
456 203
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

17
377 227
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

18
300 288
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Todd Helton First baseman

19
281 227
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Fred McGriff First baseman

20
345 380
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Mark McGwire First baseman

21
289 239
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Will Clark First baseman

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22
336 263
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Keith Hernandez First baseman

23
265 88
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
joe-scott added Willie Stargell Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

24
257 95
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
David F Rahilly added Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

25
247 157
Orlando Cepeda is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Orlando Cepeda Designated hitter, First baseman

26
240 111
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Gil Hodges First baseman

27
221 185
Tony Pérez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Tony Pérez First baseman, Third baseman

28
197 77
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time

29
119 133
Dan Brouthers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Dan Brouthers First baseman

30
214 104
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Joey Votto First baseman

31
150 114
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Norm Cash First baseman

32
238 154
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Steve Garvey First baseman

33
214 171
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added David Ortiz Designated hitter, First baseman

34
138 161
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Dick Allen Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

35
74 62
Jim Bottomley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Jim Bottomley First baseman

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36
153 109
Boog Powell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
KeithGBrown added Boog Powell First baseman

37
85 51
Frank Chance is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Frank Chance Manager, First baseman

38
146 105
Andres Galarraga is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
DanielRomeroCortijo added Andres Galarraga

39
42 49
Roger Connor is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Roger Connor First baseman

40
143 194
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Rafael Palmeiro Designated hitter, First baseman

41
106 102
Ryan Howard is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ryan Howard First baseman

42
128 72
Mark Grace is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Mark Grace First baseman

The Best Hitters in Baseball History

43
104 92
John Olerud is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added John Olerud First baseman

44
133 46
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Paul Goldschmidt First baseman

45
144 137
Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
bigulcards added Prince Fielder First baseman

46
147 119
Cecil Fielder is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
KeithGBrown added Cecil Fielder Designated hitter, First baseman

47
164 149
Mark Teixeira is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
cbf237 added Mark Teixeira First baseman

48
33 44
Dolph Camilli is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Dolph Camilli First baseman

49
66 31
Bill Terry is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Bill Terry First baseman

50
93 47
Ted Kluszewski is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ted Kluszewski First baseman