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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.
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1
1,031 133
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

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2
552 216
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

3
725 365
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Albert Pujols First baseman

4
388 205
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Willie McCovey First baseman

5
386 189
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Hank Greenberg Outfielder, First baseman

6
436 260
Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Frank Thomas Designated hitter, First baseman

7
368 194
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Harmon Killebrew Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

8
421 219
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Eddie Murray Designated hitter, First baseman

9
353 114
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

10
320 43
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
MacSa added Stan Musial Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

11
395 251
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Don Mattingly Manager, First baseman

12
324 238
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jim Thome First baseman

13
354 249
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jeff Bagwell First baseman

14
308 141
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

15
230 132
George Sisler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
George Sisler First baseman, Pitcher

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16
200 127
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Johnny Mize First baseman

17
250 191
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Todd Helton First baseman

18
230 147
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Fred McGriff First baseman

19
206 32
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
joe-scott added Willie Stargell Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

20
167 120
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Cap Anson First baseman

21
282 196
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Keith Hernandez First baseman

22
241 181
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Will Clark First baseman

23
279 267
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Mark McGwire First baseman

24
206 108
Orlando Cepeda is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Orlando Cepeda Designated hitter, First baseman

25
181 134
Tony Pérez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Tony Pérez First baseman, Third baseman

26
143 36
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

27
176 94
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Gil Hodges First baseman

28
166 65
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
David F Rahilly added Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

29
194 115
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Steve Garvey First baseman

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30
122 115
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
159 118
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added David Ortiz Designated hitter, First baseman

32
142 62
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Joey Votto First baseman

33
132 82
Boog Powell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
KeithGBrown added Boog Powell First baseman

34
76 113
Dan Brouthers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Dan Brouthers First baseman

35
124 78
Andres Galarraga is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
DanielRomeroCortijo added Andres Galarraga

36
101 97
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Norm Cash First baseman

37
87 66
John Olerud is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added John Olerud First baseman

38
96 49
Mark Grace is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Mark Grace First baseman

39
119 113
Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
bigulcards added Prince Fielder First baseman

40
47 45
Jim Bottomley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Jim Bottomley First baseman

41
77 69
Ryan Howard is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ryan Howard First baseman

42
92 27
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Paul Goldschmidt First baseman

43
113 163
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Rafael Palmeiro Designated hitter, First baseman

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44
122 97
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
139 125
Mark Teixeira is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
cbf237 added Mark Teixeira First baseman

46
23 34
Roger Connor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Roger Connor First baseman

47
52 41
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
62 52
Tino Martinez is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Tino Martinez First baseman

49
87 61
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
101 101
Justin Morneau is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
MoJoVo16 added Justin Morneau First baseman - 2006 AL MVP, 2008 homerun derby winner, 2 silver slugger awards, 4 time all-star