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
1,997 223
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

2
1,255 365
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

3
921 444
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman

4
753 218
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

5
1,070 133
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
728 333
George Sisler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman, Pitcher

7
1,080 1,060
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

8
634 294
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

9
775 470
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

10
621 795
Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

11
552 680
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

12
577 686
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

13
604 607
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Manager, First baseman

14
569 366
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

15
483 142
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

16
484 624
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

17
506 698
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

18
443 449
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

19
539 481
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

20
221 172
Dan Brouthers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

21
362 490
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

22
329 342
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

23
340 347
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

24
324 170
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
joe-scott added Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

25
396 171
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
David F Rahilly added Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

26
406 584
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

27
294 225
Orlando Cepeda is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

28
255 251
Tony Pérez is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman, Third baseman

29
249 129
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman, Shortstop

30
195 143
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

31
140 90
Jim Bottomley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman

32
279 199
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

33
263 165
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman

34
250 235
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, First baseman

35
150 77
Frank Chance is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Manager, First baseman

36
157 205
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

37
88 76
Roger Connor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

38
173 135
Boog Powell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
KeithGBrown added First baseman

39
172 124
Andres Galarraga is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
DanielRomeroCortijo added Andres Galarraga

40
130 132
Ryan Howard is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman

41
163 241
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

42
159 98
Mark Grace is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman

43
124 115
John Olerud is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman

44
170 67
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman

45
155 169
Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
bigulcards added First baseman

46
104 41
Bill Terry is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

47
48 54
Dolph Camilli is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman

48
127 57
Ted Kluszewski is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added First baseman

49
160 144
Cecil Fielder is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
KeithGBrown added Designated hitter, First baseman

50
184 172
Mark Teixeira is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
cbf237 added First baseman