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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
1,017 129
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
545 212
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

3
713 357
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Albert Pujols First baseman

4
383 200
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Willie McCovey First baseman

5
381 187
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Hank Greenberg Outfielder, First baseman

6
430 256
Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Frank Thomas Designated hitter, First baseman

7
363 192
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
417 218
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Eddie Murray Designated hitter, First baseman

9
312 40
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
MacSa added Stan Musial Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

10
345 112
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

11
387 245
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Don Mattingly Manager, First baseman

12
348 245
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jeff Bagwell First baseman

13
301 139
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
316 236
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jim Thome First baseman

15
228 130
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
197 125
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Johnny Mize First baseman

17
248 188
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Todd Helton First baseman

18
200 30
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
227 146
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Fred McGriff First baseman

20
165 118
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Cap Anson First baseman

21
281 194
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Keith Hernandez First baseman

22
276 260
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Mark McGwire First baseman

23
239 180
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Will Clark First baseman

24
200 107
Orlando Cepeda is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Orlando Cepeda Designated hitter, First baseman

25
180 132
Tony Pérez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Tony Pérez First baseman, Third baseman

26
135 35
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

27
171 93
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Gil Hodges First baseman

28
162 61
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
193 112
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
120 114
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
154 115
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
131 80
Boog Powell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
KeithGBrown added Boog Powell First baseman

33
134 61
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Joey Votto First baseman

34
123 77
Andres Galarraga is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
DanielRomeroCortijo added Andres Galarraga

35
76 112
Dan Brouthers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Dan Brouthers First baseman

36
100 96
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Norm Cash First baseman

37
85 65
John Olerud is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added John Olerud First baseman

38
118 111
Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
bigulcards added Prince Fielder First baseman

39
46 44
Jim Bottomley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Jim Bottomley First baseman

40
75 65
Ryan Howard is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ryan Howard First baseman

41
89 48
Mark Grace is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Mark Grace First baseman

42
88 25
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Paul Goldschmidt First baseman

43
112 160
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
120 96
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
23 32
Roger Connor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Roger Connor First baseman

46
137 124
Mark Teixeira is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
cbf237 added Mark Teixeira First baseman

47
51 39
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
87 58
Adrian Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Adrian Gonzalez Right fielder, First baseman

49
61 50
Tino Martinez is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Tino Martinez First baseman

50
99 99
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