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
1,829 212
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

2
1,110 342
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

3
855 342
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman

4
624 191
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

5
1,033 926
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

6
630 287
George Sisler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman, Pitcher

7
919 122
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
521 272
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

9
675 450
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

10
601 699
Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

11
526 587
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

12
556 590
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

13
555 548
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Manager, First baseman

14
461 541
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

15
514 318
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

16
397 132
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

17
487 618
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

18
428 385
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

19
348 422
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

20
313 293
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

21
325 298
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

22
519 433
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

23
362 133
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
David F Rahilly added Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

24
305 133
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
joe-scott added Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

25
390 521
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

26
280 192
Orlando Cepeda is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

27
248 214
Tony Pérez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman, Third baseman

28
175 159
Dan Brouthers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

29
234 103
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman, Shortstop

30
252 132
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman

31
261 173
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

32
165 133
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

33
112 76
Jim Bottomley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman

34
240 200
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, First baseman

35
154 178
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

36
126 64
Frank Chance is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Manager, First baseman

37
68 62
Roger Connor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

38
166 126
Boog Powell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
KeithGBrown added First baseman

39
164 117
Andres Galarraga is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
DanielRomeroCortijo added Andres Galarraga

40
125 122
Ryan Howard is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman

41
160 222
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

42
151 88
Mark Grace is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman

43
119 106
John Olerud is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman

44
157 61
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman

45
153 156
Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
bigulcards added First baseman

46
159 136
Cecil Fielder is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
KeithGBrown added Designated hitter, First baseman

47
90 39
Bill Terry is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

48
41 51
Dolph Camilli is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman

49
178 164
Mark Teixeira is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
cbf237 added First baseman

50
112 56
Ted Kluszewski is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman