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
2,307 255
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
2
1,476 403
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
3
920 299
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
4
1,324 161
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
890 384
George Sisler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman, Pitcher
6
994 609
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman
7
792 358
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
8
952 535
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman
9
1,250 1,289
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
10
709 1,047
Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman
11
625 933
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
12
446 204
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
13
681 856
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Manager, First baseman
14
643 936
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman
15
541 862
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
16
618 602
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
17
576 326
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
18
562 913
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
19
607 676
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman, Third baseman
20
401 644
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
21
253 292
Dan Brouthers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
22
372 474
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
23
358 472
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
24
496 630
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman
25
457 734
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman