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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
1,217 169
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

2
660 261
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

3
867 457
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Albert Pujols First baseman

4
464 229
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Hank Greenberg Outfielder, First baseman

5
449 255
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Willie McCovey First baseman

6
504 330
Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Frank Thomas Designated hitter, First baseman

7
488 272
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Eddie Murray Designated hitter, First baseman

8
438 236
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Harmon Killebrew Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

9
448 53
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
288 151
George Sisler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
George Sisler First baseman, Pitcher

11
256 143
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Johnny Mize First baseman

12
378 294
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jim Thome First baseman

13
465 310
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Don Mattingly Manager, First baseman

14
415 299
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jeff Bagwell First baseman

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

15
432 155
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

16
359 183
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

17
218 136
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Cap Anson First baseman

18
281 240
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Todd Helton First baseman

19
269 185
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Fred McGriff First baseman

20
327 326
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Mark McGwire First baseman

21
254 65
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
joe-scott added Willie Stargell Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

The Best Qualities in a Leader

22
323 231
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Keith Hernandez First baseman

23
279 214
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Will Clark First baseman

24
239 140
Orlando Cepeda is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Orlando Cepeda Designated hitter, First baseman

25
215 165
Tony Pérez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Tony Pérez First baseman, Third baseman

26
235 78
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
David F Rahilly added Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

27
186 61
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

28
217 104
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Gil Hodges First baseman

The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time

29
199 86
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Joey Votto First baseman

30
231 136
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Steve Garvey First baseman

31
103 127
Dan Brouthers is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Dan Brouthers First baseman

32
198 156
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added David Ortiz Designated hitter, First baseman

33
135 141
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Dick Allen Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

34
135 109
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Norm Cash First baseman

35
68 59
Jim Bottomley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Jim Bottomley First baseman

The Weirdest Sports from Around the World

36
149 102
Boog Powell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
KeithGBrown added Boog Powell First baseman

37
142 98
Andres Galarraga is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
DanielRomeroCortijo added Andres Galarraga

38
75 50
Frank Chance is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Frank Chance Manager, First baseman

39
102 93
Ryan Howard is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ryan Howard First baseman

40
138 186
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Rafael Palmeiro Designated hitter, First baseman

41
38 47
Roger Connor is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Roger Connor First baseman

42
102 86
John Olerud is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added John Olerud First baseman

The Best Hitters in Baseball History

43
120 68
Mark Grace is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Mark Grace First baseman

44
123 41
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Paul Goldschmidt First baseman

45
139 131
Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
bigulcards added Prince Fielder First baseman

46
141 113
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

47
163 141
Mark Teixeira is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
cbf237 added Mark Teixeira First baseman

48
30 41
Dolph Camilli is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Dolph Camilli First baseman

49
61 29
Bill Terry is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Bill Terry First baseman

50
85 45
Ted Kluszewski is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ted Kluszewski First baseman