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
1,753 208
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

2
1,044 338
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

3
842 289
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman

4
564 186
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

5
1,020 865
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

6
610 244
George Sisler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman, Pitcher

7
856 120
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
MacSa added Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

8
651 420
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

9
488 250
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

10
592 650
Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

11
516 542
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

12
551 544
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

13
455 520
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

14
544 530
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Manager, First baseman

15
477 314
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

16
482 577
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

17
419 369
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

18
360 130
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

19
343 402
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

20
513 411
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

21
309 289
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

22
320 294
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

23
301 127
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
joe-scott added Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

24
388 499
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

25
342 129
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
David F Rahilly added Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

26
273 187
Orlando Cepeda is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

27
242 208
Tony Pérez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman, Third baseman

28
230 98
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman, Shortstop

29
159 157
Dan Brouthers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

30
247 128
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman

31
258 172
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

32
239 196
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, First baseman

33
161 132
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

34
152 178
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

35
100 76
Jim Bottomley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman

36
113 64
Frank Chance is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Manager, First baseman

37
165 126
Boog Powell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
KeithGBrown added First baseman

38
63 62
Roger Connor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

39
124 119
Ryan Howard is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman

40
162 117
Andres Galarraga is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
DanielRomeroCortijo added Andres Galarraga

41
158 220
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

42
147 86
Mark Grace is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman

43
117 105
John Olerud is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman

44
155 60
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman

45
152 156
Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
bigulcards added First baseman

46
158 136
Cecil Fielder is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
KeithGBrown added Designated hitter, First baseman

47
87 38
Bill Terry is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

48
177 163
Mark Teixeira is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
cbf237 added First baseman

49
39 51
Dolph Camilli is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman

50
109 56
Ted Kluszewski is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman