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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
1,036 133
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

2
553 218
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

3
727 367
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Albert Pujols First baseman

4
388 206
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Willie McCovey First baseman

5
387 189
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Hank Greenberg Outfielder, First baseman

6
436 262
Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Frank Thomas Designated hitter, First baseman

7
423 219
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Eddie Murray Designated hitter, First baseman

8
369 194
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
396 252
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Don Mattingly Manager, First baseman

10
355 249
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jeff Bagwell First baseman

11
308 141
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

12
322 43
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
MacSa added Stan Musial Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

13
324 238
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jim Thome First baseman

14
353 114
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
230 132
George Sisler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
George Sisler First baseman, Pitcher

16
200 127
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Johnny Mize First baseman

17
250 191
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Todd Helton First baseman

18
207 32
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
joe-scott added Willie Stargell Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

19
231 147
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Fred McGriff First baseman

20
167 120
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Cap Anson First baseman

21
282 196
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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22
241 181
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Will Clark First baseman

23
279 268
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Mark McGwire First baseman

24
207 108
Orlando Cepeda is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Orlando Cepeda Designated hitter, First baseman

25
182 134
Tony Pérez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Tony Pérez First baseman, Third baseman

26
143 36
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

27
177 94
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Gil Hodges First baseman

28
166 65
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
David F Rahilly added Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time

29
195 115
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Steve Garvey First baseman

30
122 115
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Dick Allen Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

31
159 119
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added David Ortiz Designated hitter, First baseman

32
142 62
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Joey Votto First baseman

33
133 82
Boog Powell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
KeithGBrown added Boog Powell First baseman

34
124 78
Andres Galarraga is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
DanielRomeroCortijo added Andres Galarraga

35
76 113
Dan Brouthers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Dan Brouthers First baseman

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36
102 97
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Norm Cash First baseman

37
96 49
Mark Grace is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Mark Grace First baseman

38
87 66
John Olerud is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added John Olerud First baseman

39
119 113
Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
bigulcards added Prince Fielder First baseman

40
47 45
Jim Bottomley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Jim Bottomley First baseman

41
77 69
Ryan Howard is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ryan Howard First baseman

42
92 27
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Paul Goldschmidt First baseman

The Best Hitters in Baseball History

43
113 163
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Rafael Palmeiro Designated hitter, First baseman

44
122 97
Cecil Fielder is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
KeithGBrown added Cecil Fielder Designated hitter, First baseman

45
139 125
Mark Teixeira is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
cbf237 added Mark Teixeira First baseman

46
23 34
Roger Connor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Roger Connor First baseman

47
52 41
Frank Chance is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Frank Chance Manager, First baseman

48
62 52
Tino Martinez is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Tino Martinez First baseman

49
48 25
Bill Buckner is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Bill Buckner First baseman

50
87 61
Adrian Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Adrian Gonzalez Right fielder, First baseman