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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
833 417
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Honus Wagner Shortstop

2
956 473
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cal Ripken, Jr. Shortstop, Third baseman

3
931 511
Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Ozzie Smith Shortstop

4
724 326
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

5
1,255 644
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Derek Jeter Shortstop

6
501 293
Barry Larkin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Barry Larkin Shortstop

7
423 247
Robin Yount is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Robin Yount Outfielder, Center fielder, Shortstop

8
528 306
Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Omar Vizquel Left fielder, Infielder, First baseman

9
397 238
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Alan Trammell Shortstop

10
371 220
Pee Wee Reese is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Pee Wee Reese Shortstop

11
310 126
Luis Aparicio is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Luis Aparicio Shortstop

12
319 205
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Dave Concepción Shortstop

13
214 139
Luke Appling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Luke Appling Shortstop

14
226 196
Phil Rizzuto is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Phil Rizzuto Shortstop

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

15
261 206
Nomar Garciaparra is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Nomar Garciaparra Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

16
377 299
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
keef66 added Alex Rodriguez Shortstop, Third baseman

17
228 171
Jimmy Rollins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Jimmy Rollins Shortstop

18
172 116
Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Joe Cronin Manager, Shortstop

19
221 142
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
avschase added Troy Tulowitzki Shortstop

20
181 131
Arky Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Arky Vaughan Shortstop

21
176 111
Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Lou Boudreau Manager, Shortstop

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22
155 109
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Maury Wills Infielder, Shortstop

23
136 125
Tony Fernández is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Tony Fernández Shortstop

24
129 107
Bert Campaneris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Bert Campaneris Shortstop

25
86 94
Joe Sewell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Joe Sewell Infielder, Shortstop

26
131 121
Miguel Tejada is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Miguel Tejada Infielder, Second baseman, Shortstop

27
112 101
Johnny Pesky is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Johnny Pesky Shortstop, Third baseman

28
116 111
Edgar Rentería is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Edgar Rentería Shortstop

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

29
70 51
Larry Bowa is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Larry Bowa Manager, Shortstop

30
94 97
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
muzziac added José Reyes Shortstop

31
78 87
Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattBryant added Hanley Ramírez Shortstop, Third baseman

32
67 44
Mark Belanger is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Mark Belanger Shortstop

33
54 32
Dick Groat is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Dick Groat Shortstop

34
42 49
Michael Young is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Michael Young Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

35
58 66
Ozzie Guillén is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Ozzie Guillén Manager, Shortstop

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36
54 97
Hughie Jennings is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Hughie Jennings Manager, Infielder, Shortstop

37
48 51
Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattBryant added Walt Weiss Shortstop

38
52 41
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Bill Russell Manager, Shortstop

39
45 38
Rafael Furcal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Rafael Furcal Second baseman, Shortstop

40
36 32
Joe Tinker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Joe Tinker Shortstop

41
41 32
Rabbit Maranville is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Rabbit Maranville Second baseman, Shortstop

42
45 95
Bill Dahlen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Bill Dahlen Shortstop

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

43
40 28
Rico Petrocelli is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Rico Petrocelli Shortstop, Third baseman

44
40 30
Garry Templeton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Garry Templeton Shortstop

45
36 31
Vern Stephens is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
joe-scott added Vern Stephens Shortstop

46
35 22
Don Kessinger is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Don Kessinger Shortstop

47
63 73
Andrelton Simmons is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattMcClintic added Andrelton Simmons Infielder, Shortstop

48
26 6
Francisco Lindor is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
TRENT13 added Francisco Lindor Shortstop

49
22 25
Greg Gagne is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Greg Gagne Shortstop

50
35 22
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slaft added Freddie Patek Shortstop