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
2,212 236
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

2
1,423 386
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

3
895 253
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

4
1,258 151
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
MacSa added Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

5
965 584
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman

6
862 367
George Sisler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman, Pitcher

7
764 335
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

8
915 523
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

9
1,176 1,239
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

10
677 989
Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

11
589 890
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

12
397 171
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

13
611 904
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

14
653 814
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Manager, First baseman

15
516 832
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

16
598 574
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

17
557 305
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

18
533 893
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

19
477 621
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

20
576 653
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman, Third baseman

21
381 628
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

22
348 458
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

23
357 461
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

24
246 278
Dan Brouthers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

25
429 717
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman