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.

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1,463 193
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

2
802 312
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

3
613 260
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Hank Greenberg Outfielder, First baseman

4
952 634
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Albert Pujols First baseman

5
657 70
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
MacSa added Stan Musial Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

6
557 312
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Harmon Killebrew Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

7
428 181
George Sisler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
George Sisler First baseman, Pitcher

8
559 478
Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Frank Thomas Designated hitter, First baseman

9
493 391
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Willie McCovey First baseman

10
347 165
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Cap Anson First baseman

11
524 402
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Eddie Murray Designated hitter, First baseman

12
348 203
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Johnny Mize First baseman

13
431 408
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jim Thome First baseman

14
511 431
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Don Mattingly Manager, First baseman

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

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453 421
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jeff Bagwell First baseman

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488 275
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

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390 303
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

18
320 341
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Todd Helton First baseman

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374 288
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Keith Hernandez First baseman

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280 104
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

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296 266
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Fred McGriff First baseman

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308 273
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Will Clark First baseman

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364 427
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Mark McGwire First baseman

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270 120
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Gil Hodges First baseman

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259 174
Orlando Cepeda is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Orlando Cepeda Designated hitter, First baseman

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286 115
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

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228 198
Tony Pérez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Tony Pérez First baseman, Third baseman

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210 90
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time

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130 144
Dan Brouthers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Dan Brouthers First baseman

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230 119
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Joey Votto First baseman

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248 165
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Steve Garvey First baseman

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156 124
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Norm Cash First baseman

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227 185
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

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142 172
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Dick Allen Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

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77 69
Jim Bottomley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Jim Bottomley First baseman

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156 118
Boog Powell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
KeithGBrown added Boog Powell First baseman

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89 59
Frank Chance is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Frank Chance Manager, First baseman

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112 108
Ryan Howard is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ryan Howard First baseman

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151 112
Andres Galarraga is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
DanielRomeroCortijo added Andres Galarraga

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150 203
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Rafael Palmeiro Designated hitter, First baseman

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47 56
Roger Connor is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Roger Connor First baseman

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135 79
Mark Grace is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Mark Grace First baseman

The Best Hitters in Baseball History

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110 97
John Olerud is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added John Olerud First baseman

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141 54
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Paul Goldschmidt First baseman

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148 145
Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
bigulcards added Prince Fielder First baseman

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154 126
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

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170 156
Mark Teixeira is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
cbf237 added Mark Teixeira First baseman

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72 34
Bill Terry is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Bill Terry First baseman

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34 49
Dolph Camilli is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Dolph Camilli First baseman

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98 52
Ted Kluszewski is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ted Kluszewski First baseman