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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
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Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
2
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
3
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
4
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
5
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
6
George Sisler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman, Pitcher
7
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
MacSa added Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman
8
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman
9
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman
10
Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman
11
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
12
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
13
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
14
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman
15
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman, Third baseman
16
Dan Brouthers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
17
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Manager, First baseman
18
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
19
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
20
Roger Connor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman
21
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman
22
Ryan Howard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman
23
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman
24
Frank Chance is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Manager, First baseman
25
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman