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
2,144 232
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

2
1,367 381
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

3
849 247
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

4
946 548
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman

5
1,199 147
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
823 358
George Sisler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman, Pitcher

7
727 327
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

8
873 514
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

9
1,143 1,195
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

10
656 955
Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

11
581 850
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

12
602 865
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

13
638 774
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Manager, First baseman

14
361 164
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

15
506 792
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

16
540 283
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

17
586 547
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

18
524 870
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

19
470 604
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

20
563 637
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman, Third baseman

21
374 624
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

22
423 708
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

23
351 456
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

24
243 273
Dan Brouthers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

25
339 454
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman