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The Greatest Shortstops of All Time  

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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
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates
2
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Baltimore Orioles
3
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
New York Yankees
4
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Chicago Cubs
5
Luke Appling is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Chicago White Sox
6
Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals
7
Arky Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Dodgers
8
Robin Yount is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Milwaukee Brewers
9
Pee Wee Reese is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Los Angeles Dodgers, Brooklyn Dodgers
10
Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Senators
11
Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians
12
Barry Larkin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cincinnati Reds
13
Phil Rizzuto is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
14
Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians
15
Luis Aparicio is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles
16
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Detroit Tigers
17
Nomar Garciaparra is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox
18
Jimmy Rollins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Philadelphia Phillies
19
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cincinnati Reds
20
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
keef66 added Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees
21
Francisco Lindor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cleveland Indians
22
Joe Sewell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees
23
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
avschase added New York Yankees
24
Johnny Pesky is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Washington Senators
25
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates