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
1,995 223
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

2
1,253 365
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

3
920 443
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman

4
751 218
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

5
1,068 133
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
MacSa added Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

6
726 333
George Sisler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman, Pitcher

7
1,078 1,058
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

8
632 294
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

9
773 470
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

10
619 793
Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

11
551 678
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

12
576 683
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

13
603 604
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Manager, First baseman

14
568 363
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

15
480 141
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

16
484 621
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

17
505 694
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

18
443 445
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

19
538 477
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

20
219 169
Dan Brouthers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

21
360 486
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

22
328 339
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

23
338 343
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

24
323 166
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
395 167
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
406 579
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

27
293 221
Orlando Cepeda is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

28
255 247
Tony Pérez is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman, Third baseman

29
249 125
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman, Shortstop

30
192 142
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

31
139 87
Jim Bottomley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman

32
279 195
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

33
262 161
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman

34
249 232
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, First baseman

35
149 75
Frank Chance is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Manager, First baseman

36
156 203
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

37
87 74
Roger Connor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

38
172 134
Boog Powell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
KeithGBrown added First baseman

39
170 123
Andres Galarraga is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
DanielRomeroCortijo added Andres Galarraga

40
130 131
Ryan Howard is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman

41
163 239
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

42
157 97
Mark Grace is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman

43
122 114
John Olerud is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman

44
170 66
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman

45
155 168
Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
bigulcards added First baseman

46
103 41
Bill Terry is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

47
48 54
Dolph Camilli is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman

48
125 57
Ted Kluszewski is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman

49
160 144
Cecil Fielder is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
KeithGBrown added Designated hitter, First baseman

50
184 172
Mark Teixeira is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
cbf237 added First baseman