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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
1,172 161
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

2
844 422
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Albert Pujols First baseman

3
620 258
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

4
436 223
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Hank Greenberg Outfielder, First baseman

5
493 299
Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Frank Thomas Designated hitter, First baseman

6
438 232
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Willie McCovey First baseman

7
476 245
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Eddie Murray Designated hitter, First baseman

8
409 227
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
407 52
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
369 270
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jim Thome First baseman

11
447 287
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Don Mattingly Manager, First baseman

12
264 146
George Sisler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
George Sisler First baseman, Pitcher

13
403 277
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jeff Bagwell First baseman

14
414 135
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

15
231 136
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Johnny Mize First baseman

16
348 163
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
196 131
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Cap Anson First baseman

18
276 214
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Todd Helton First baseman

19
259 167
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Fred McGriff First baseman

20
248 46
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
joe-scott added Willie Stargell Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

21
320 303
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Mark McGwire First baseman

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22
271 198
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Will Clark First baseman

23
308 215
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Keith Hernandez First baseman

24
211 143
Tony Pérez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Tony Pérez First baseman, Third baseman

25
232 120
Orlando Cepeda is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Orlando Cepeda Designated hitter, First baseman

26
177 47
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

27
214 73
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
David F Rahilly added Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

28
201 101
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
191 73
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Joey Votto First baseman

30
223 127
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Steve Garvey First baseman

31
134 128
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Dick Allen Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

32
92 123
Dan Brouthers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Dan Brouthers First baseman

33
189 142
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

34
123 106
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Norm Cash First baseman

35
147 96
Boog Powell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
KeithGBrown added Boog Powell First baseman

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36
64 55
Jim Bottomley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Jim Bottomley First baseman

37
141 90
Andres Galarraga is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
DanielRomeroCortijo added Andres Galarraga

38
100 85
Ryan Howard is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ryan Howard First baseman

39
117 62
Mark Grace is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Mark Grace First baseman

40
135 178
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Rafael Palmeiro Designated hitter, First baseman

41
70 47
Frank Chance is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Frank Chance Manager, First baseman

42
100 78
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
137 125
Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
bigulcards added Prince Fielder First baseman

44
33 44
Roger Connor is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Roger Connor First baseman

45
119 36
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Paul Goldschmidt First baseman

46
140 106
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
160 134
Mark Teixeira is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
cbf237 added Mark Teixeira First baseman

48
78 60
Tino Martinez is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Tino Martinez First baseman

49
27 38
Dolph Camilli is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Dolph Camilli First baseman

50
63 34
Bill Buckner is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Bill Buckner First baseman