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.

1
1,661 201
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

2
964 330
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

3
768 275
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Hank Greenberg Outfielder, First baseman

4
989 789
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Albert Pujols First baseman

5
500 176
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Cap Anson First baseman

6
548 232
George Sisler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
George Sisler First baseman, Pitcher

7
783 110
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
MacSa added Stan Musial Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

8
602 401
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
444 234
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Johnny Mize First baseman

10
581 602
Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Frank Thomas Designated hitter, First baseman

11
506 496
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Willie McCovey First baseman

12
541 497
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Eddie Murray Designated hitter, First baseman

13
450 490
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jim Thome First baseman

14
531 506
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Don Mattingly Manager, First baseman

15
472 525
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jeff Bagwell First baseman

16
426 306
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Keith Hernandez First baseman

17
403 348
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
502 366
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

19
333 369
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Todd Helton First baseman

20
313 126
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Gil Hodges First baseman

21
317 286
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Will Clark First baseman

22
303 284
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Fred McGriff First baseman

23
292 121
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
joe-scott added Willie Stargell Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

24
379 475
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Mark McGwire First baseman

25
314 126
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
David F Rahilly added Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

26
267 183
Orlando Cepeda is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Orlando Cepeda Designated hitter, First baseman

27
236 204
Tony Pérez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Tony Pérez First baseman, Third baseman

28
220 95
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

29
152 153
Dan Brouthers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Dan Brouthers First baseman

30
241 125
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Joey Votto First baseman

31
254 172
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Steve Garvey First baseman

32
233 192
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added David Ortiz Designated hitter, First baseman

33
158 131
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Norm Cash First baseman

34
148 176
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Dick Allen Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

35
93 74
Jim Bottomley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Jim Bottomley First baseman

36
161 123
Boog Powell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
KeithGBrown added Boog Powell First baseman

37
104 63
Frank Chance is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Frank Chance Manager, First baseman

38
59 60
Roger Connor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Roger Connor First baseman

39
118 117
Ryan Howard is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ryan Howard First baseman

40
156 117
Andres Galarraga is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
DanielRomeroCortijo added Andres Galarraga

41
154 218
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Rafael Palmeiro Designated hitter, First baseman

42
143 85
Mark Grace is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Mark Grace First baseman

43
114 104
John Olerud is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added John Olerud First baseman

44
150 60
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Paul Goldschmidt First baseman

45
150 155
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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157 134
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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87 36
Bill Terry is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Bill Terry First baseman

48
38 50
Dolph Camilli is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Dolph Camilli First baseman

49
172 162
Mark Teixeira is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
cbf237 added Mark Teixeira First baseman

50
108 55
Ted Kluszewski is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ted Kluszewski First baseman