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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
775 379
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Honus Wagner Shortstop

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2
860 460
Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Ozzie Smith Shortstop

3
886 426
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cal Ripken, Jr. Shortstop, Third baseman

4
1,146 589
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Derek Jeter Shortstop

5
673 300
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

6
449 278
Barry Larkin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Barry Larkin Shortstop

7
389 230
Robin Yount is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Robin Yount Outfielder, Center fielder, Shortstop

8
481 281
Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Omar Vizquel Left fielder, Infielder, First baseman

9
359 222
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Alan Trammell Shortstop

10
337 207
Pee Wee Reese is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Pee Wee Reese Shortstop

11
299 185
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Dave Concepción Shortstop

12
282 118
Luis Aparicio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Luis Aparicio Shortstop

13
198 131
Luke Appling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Luke Appling Shortstop

14
209 183
Phil Rizzuto is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Phil Rizzuto Shortstop

15
241 191
Nomar Garciaparra is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Nomar Garciaparra Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

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16
333 268
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
keef66 added Alex Rodriguez Shortstop, Third baseman

17
214 159
Jimmy Rollins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Jimmy Rollins Shortstop

18
201 129
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
avschase added Troy Tulowitzki Shortstop

19
155 111
Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Joe Cronin Manager, Shortstop

20
165 106
Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Lou Boudreau Manager, Shortstop

21
166 128
Arky Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Arky Vaughan Shortstop

22
141 102
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Maury Wills Infielder, Shortstop

23
128 119
Tony Fernández is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Tony Fernández Shortstop

24
123 99
Bert Campaneris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Bert Campaneris Shortstop

25
80 91
Joe Sewell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Joe Sewell Infielder, Shortstop

26
100 99
Johnny Pesky is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Johnny Pesky Shortstop, Third baseman

27
122 113
Miguel Tejada is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Miguel Tejada Infielder, Second baseman, Shortstop

28
110 106
Edgar Rentería is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Edgar Rentería Shortstop

29
63 47
Larry Bowa is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Larry Bowa Manager, Shortstop

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30
83 91
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
muzziac added José Reyes Shortstop

31
60 40
Mark Belanger is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Mark Belanger Shortstop

32
73 79
Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattBryant added Hanley Ramírez Shortstop, Third baseman

33
53 59
Ozzie Guillén is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Ozzie Guillén Manager, Shortstop

34
52 94
Hughie Jennings is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Hughie Jennings Manager, Infielder, Shortstop

35
48 36
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Bill Russell Manager, Shortstop

36
43 91
Bill Dahlen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Bill Dahlen Shortstop

37
47 29
Dick Groat is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Dick Groat Shortstop

38
43 47
Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattBryant added Walt Weiss Shortstop

39
37 46
Michael Young is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Michael Young Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

40
38 26
Garry Templeton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Garry Templeton Shortstop

41
39 28
Rabbit Maranville is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Rabbit Maranville Second baseman, Shortstop

42
35 27
Vern Stephens is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
joe-scott added Vern Stephens Shortstop

43
33 25
Rico Petrocelli is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Rico Petrocelli Shortstop, Third baseman

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44
39 36
Rafael Furcal is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Rafael Furcal Second baseman, Shortstop

45
60 68
Andrelton Simmons is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattMcClintic added Andrelton Simmons Infielder, Shortstop

46
30 17
Don Kessinger is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Don Kessinger Shortstop

47
32 28
Joe Tinker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Joe Tinker Shortstop

48
19 22
Greg Gagne is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Greg Gagne Shortstop

49
31 87
Iron Davis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Iron Davis Pitcher

50
14 13
George Davis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
George Davis Infielder, Shortstop