Baseball The Greatest First Basemen of All Time  

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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
2,262 246
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
2
1,446 396
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
3
907 277
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
4
1,289 157
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
MacSa added Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman
5
875 377
George Sisler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman, Pitcher
6
977 599
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman
7
780 347
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
8
930 529
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman
9
1,216 1,261
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
10
693 1,017
Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman
11
425 184
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
12
600 915
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
13
667 838
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Manager, First baseman
14
627 926
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman
15
526 848
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
16
609 587
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
17
564 319
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
18
547 900
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
19
591 663
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman, Third baseman
20
366 465
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
21
352 467
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
22
251 286
Dan Brouthers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
23
388 634
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
24
486 628
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman
25
442 724
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman