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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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1,326 182
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

2
716 289
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

3
917 531
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Albert Pujols First baseman

4
528 245
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Hank Greenberg Outfielder, First baseman

5
503 255
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Harmon Killebrew Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

6
534 384
Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Frank Thomas Designated hitter, First baseman

7
471 311
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Willie McCovey First baseman

8
539 59
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
MacSa added Stan Musial Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

9
342 163
George Sisler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
George Sisler First baseman, Pitcher

10
503 336
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Eddie Murray Designated hitter, First baseman

11
307 159
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Johnny Mize First baseman

12
404 336
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jim Thome First baseman

13
270 148
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Cap Anson First baseman

14
490 364
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Don Mattingly Manager, First baseman

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

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435 355
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jeff Bagwell First baseman

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459 207
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

17
380 231
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

18
305 294
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Todd Helton First baseman

19
282 232
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Fred McGriff First baseman

20
292 242
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Will Clark First baseman

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340 267
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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347 387
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Mark McGwire First baseman

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267 90
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
joe-scott added Willie Stargell Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

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262 98
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
David F Rahilly added Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

25
243 113
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Gil Hodges First baseman

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247 160
Orlando Cepeda is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Orlando Cepeda Designated hitter, First baseman

27
223 187
Tony Pérez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Tony Pérez First baseman, Third baseman

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198 80
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time

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121 135
Dan Brouthers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Dan Brouthers First baseman

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218 105
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Joey Votto First baseman

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150 115
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Norm Cash First baseman

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238 156
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Steve Garvey First baseman

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215 172
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added David Ortiz Designated hitter, First baseman

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138 162
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Dick Allen Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

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75 62
Jim Bottomley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Jim Bottomley First baseman

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153 110
Boog Powell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
KeithGBrown added Boog Powell First baseman

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87 51
Frank Chance is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Frank Chance Manager, First baseman

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148 105
Andres Galarraga is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
DanielRomeroCortijo added Andres Galarraga

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43 49
Roger Connor is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Roger Connor First baseman

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144 195
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Rafael Palmeiro Designated hitter, First baseman

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106 102
Ryan Howard is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ryan Howard First baseman

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129 72
Mark Grace is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Mark Grace First baseman

The Best Hitters in Baseball History

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135 46
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Paul Goldschmidt First baseman

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104 92
John Olerud is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added John Olerud First baseman

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144 137
Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
bigulcards added Prince Fielder First baseman

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147 119
Cecil Fielder is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
KeithGBrown added Cecil Fielder Designated hitter, First baseman

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164 149
Mark Teixeira is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
cbf237 added Mark Teixeira First baseman

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33 44
Dolph Camilli is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Dolph Camilli First baseman

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68 31
Bill Terry is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Bill Terry First baseman

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94 47
Ted Kluszewski is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ted Kluszewski First baseman