Baseball The Greatest First Basemen of All Time  

Ranker Community
Originally by Ranker Community
45.8k votes 4.6k voters 66.8k views 151 items

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
2,067 228
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

2
1,307 371
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

3
796 233
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

4
934 491
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman

5
1,129 142
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
771 348
George Sisler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman, Pitcher

7
680 311
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

8
824 496
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

9
1,110 1,115
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

10
632 887
Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

11
565 774
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

12
586 792
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

13
621 708
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Manager, First baseman

14
497 724
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

15
578 471
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

16
511 230
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

17
294 150
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

18
515 805
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

19
456 550
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

20
551 585
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
369 591
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

22
234 252
Dan Brouthers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

23
334 437
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

24
413 685
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman

25
345 440
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
First baseman