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The Greatest Shortstops of All Time

Updated July 1, 2020 53.4k votes 7.8k voters 99.6k views132 items

List RulesPlease vote for the players based on their on-field career accomplishments

This list of the greatest shortstops of all time includes some of the most iconic, best baseball players in Major League Baseball history. These MLB shortstops gave everything they had on the field and with their bats, to help their respective teams win games. Who do you believe is the greatest shortstop to ever play the game? Vote for the players you like the most, vote down any you don't think deserve the honor. Also, feel free to rerank this list - your order can affect the overall player order.Any list of the greatest shortstops to ever play the game should include the late, great Honus Wagner. The Flying Dutchman is one of the best to ever take the field, and his speed and hitting abilities are legendary. With a record eight batting titles, Wagner is not only one of the best shortstops, he's also one of the greatest hitters in baseball history. In terms of modern-era shortstops, names like Derek Jeter and Cal Ripken, Jr. come to mind almost instantly. Who gets a top 10 spot? That's for you to decide with your votes. And while you're at it, you might want to cast your vote for the greatest throwing arms of all time!
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  • 1

    Honus Wagner

    Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates
    1,954
    997

    PositionShortstop

    BirthplaceChartiers Township, Pennsylvania

  • 2

    Lou Boudreau

    Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians
    836
    445

    PositionManager, Shortstop

    BirthplaceHarvey, Illinois

  • 3

    Arky Vaughan

    Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Dodgers
    889
    511

    PositionShortstop

  • 4

    Pee Wee Reese

    Los Angeles Dodgers, Brooklyn Dodgers
    1,382
    774

    PositionShortstop

    BirthplaceEkron, Kentucky, USA

  • 5

    Ernie Banks

    Chicago Cubs
    1,549
    965

    PositionFirst baseman, Shortstop

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

  • 6

    Robin Yount

    Milwaukee Brewers
    1,314
    807

    PositionOutfielder, Center fielder, Shortstop

    BirthplaceDanville, Illinois

  • 7

    Joe Cronin

    Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates
    776
    462

    PositionManager, Shortstop

    BirthplaceCalifornia

  • 8

    Cal Ripken, Jr.

    Baltimore Orioles
    1,962
    1,310

    PositionShortstop, Third baseman

    BirthplaceHavre de Grace, Maryland, United States of America

  • 9

    Luke Appling

    Chicago White Sox
    980
    612

    PositionShortstop

    BirthplaceHigh Point, North Carolina

  • 10

    Derek Jeter

    New York Yankees
    2,363
    1,687

    PositionShortstop

    BirthplacePequannock, New Jersey, United States of America

    BatsRight-handed

  • 11

    Luis Aparicio

    Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox
    642
    392

    PositionShortstop

    BirthplaceMaracaibo, Venezuela

  • 12

    Ozzie Smith

    San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals
    1,787
    1,337

    PositionShortstop

    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama, United States of America

  • 13

    Alan Trammell

    Detroit Tigers
    724
    491

    PositionShortstop

    BirthplaceGarden Grove, California, United States of America

  • 14

    Omar Vizquel

    San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners
    877
    630

    PositionLeft fielder, Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman, Shortstop

    BirthplaceCaracas, Venezuela

    BatsAmbidexterity

  • 15

    Barry Larkin

    Cincinnati Reds
    904
    750

    PositionShortstop

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

  • 16
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    Dave Concepción

    Cincinnati Reds
    564
    448

    PositionShortstop

    BirthplaceOcumare de la Costa

  • 18

    Joe Sewell

    Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees
    283
    220

    PositionInfielder, Shortstop

    BirthplaceAlabama

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    Alex Rodriguez

    Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners
    840
    781

    PositionShortstop, Third baseman

    BirthplaceWashington Heights, New York City, New York, United States of America

    BatsRight-handed

  • 20

    Francisco Lindor

    Cleveland Indians
    234
    144

    PositionShortstop

    BirthplaceCaguas, Puerto Rico

    BatsSwitch

  • 21

    Johnny Pesky

    Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers
    238
    193

    PositionShortstop, Third baseman

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

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    Mark Belanger

    Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles
    195
    148

    PositionShortstop

    BirthplacePittsfield, Massachusetts

  • 23

    Maury Wills

    Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers
    273
    234

    PositionInfielder, Shortstop

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

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    Dick Groat

    Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants
    143
    108

    PositionShortstop

    BirthplaceWilkinsburg, Pennsylvania

  • 25

    Jimmy Rollins

    Philadelphia Phillies
    421
    392

    PositionShortstop

    BirthplaceOakland, California, United States of America

    BatsAmbidexterity