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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
1,087 137
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

2
575 231
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

3
761 387
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Albert Pujols First baseman

4
407 217
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Willie McCovey First baseman

5
404 198
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Hank Greenberg Outfielder, First baseman

6
456 274
Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Frank Thomas Designated hitter, First baseman

7
447 227
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Eddie Murray Designated hitter, First baseman

8
381 206
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Harmon Killebrew Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

9
376 257
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jeff Bagwell First baseman

10
420 262
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Don Mattingly Manager, First baseman

11
353 47
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
MacSa added Stan Musial Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

12
340 247
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jim Thome First baseman

13
325 150
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

14
373 123
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

15
243 135
George Sisler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
George Sisler First baseman, Pitcher

16
213 129
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Johnny Mize First baseman

17
262 198
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Todd Helton First baseman

18
224 36
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
joe-scott added Willie Stargell Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

19
239 155
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Fred McGriff First baseman

20
176 124
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Cap Anson First baseman

21
294 203
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Keith Hernandez First baseman

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22
255 190
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Will Clark First baseman

23
297 282
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Mark McGwire First baseman

24
197 135
Tony Pérez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Tony Pérez First baseman, Third baseman

25
219 111
Orlando Cepeda is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Orlando Cepeda Designated hitter, First baseman

26
163 39
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

27
187 70
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
David F Rahilly added Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

28
186 97
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Gil Hodges First baseman

The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time

29
211 120
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Steve Garvey First baseman

30
126 123
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Dick Allen Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

31
164 64
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Joey Votto First baseman

32
171 130
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added David Ortiz Designated hitter, First baseman

33
140 90
Boog Powell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
KeithGBrown added Boog Powell First baseman

34
110 101
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Norm Cash First baseman

35
80 117
Dan Brouthers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Dan Brouthers First baseman

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36
131 83
Andres Galarraga is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
DanielRomeroCortijo added Andres Galarraga

37
106 53
Mark Grace is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Mark Grace First baseman

38
93 70
John Olerud is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added John Olerud First baseman

39
53 48
Jim Bottomley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Jim Bottomley First baseman

40
126 119
Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
bigulcards added Prince Fielder First baseman

41
85 77
Ryan Howard is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ryan Howard First baseman

42
123 169
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Rafael Palmeiro Designated hitter, First baseman

The Best Hitters in Baseball History

43
100 31
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Paul Goldschmidt First baseman

44
130 101
Cecil Fielder is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
KeithGBrown added Cecil Fielder Designated hitter, First baseman

45
149 129
Mark Teixeira is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
cbf237 added Mark Teixeira First baseman

46
26 38
Roger Connor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Roger Connor First baseman

47
58 42
Frank Chance is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Frank Chance Manager, First baseman

48
70 55
Tino Martinez is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Tino Martinez First baseman

49
92 64
Adrian Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Adrian Gonzalez Right fielder, First baseman

50
53 29
Bill Buckner is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Bill Buckner First baseman