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
2,124 231
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

2
1,349 379
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

3
833 244
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

4
944 532
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman

5
1,180 146
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
807 357
George Sisler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman, Pitcher

7
712 324
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

8
857 512
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

9
1,139 1,184
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

10
654 947
Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

11
576 843
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

12
634 767
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Manager, First baseman

13
598 859
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

14
504 785
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

15
352 162
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

16
585 536
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

17
531 280
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

18
523 862
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

19
466 598
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

20
561 631
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

21
373 622
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

22
419 706
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

23
338 451
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

24
241 272
Dan Brouthers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

25
349 456
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman