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
2,150 232
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

2
1,371 381
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

3
852 247
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

4
947 551
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman

5
1,203 147
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
826 358
George Sisler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman, Pitcher

7
729 328
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

8
876 515
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

9
1,144 1,198
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

10
659 955
Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

11
582 850
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

12
640 774
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Manager, First baseman

13
602 866
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

14
507 793
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

15
362 165
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

16
587 548
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

17
541 284
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

18
524 872
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

19
471 605
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

20
375 624
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

21
563 639
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman, Third baseman

22
424 709
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

23
341 454
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

24
244 273
Dan Brouthers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

25
352 456
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman