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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
898 491
Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Ozzie Smith Shortstop

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2
802 402
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Honus Wagner Shortstop

3
920 450
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cal Ripken, Jr. Shortstop, Third baseman

4
1,207 618
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Derek Jeter Shortstop

5
704 310
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

6
478 284
Barry Larkin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Barry Larkin Shortstop

7
408 238
Robin Yount is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Robin Yount Outfielder, Center fielder, Shortstop

8
382 230
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Alan Trammell Shortstop

9
353 214
Pee Wee Reese is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Pee Wee Reese Shortstop

10
510 296
Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Omar Vizquel Left fielder, Infielder, First baseman

11
219 193
Phil Rizzuto is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Phil Rizzuto Shortstop

12
313 196
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Dave Concepción Shortstop

13
356 283
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
keef66 added Alex Rodriguez Shortstop, Third baseman

14
205 137
Luke Appling is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Luke Appling Shortstop

15
250 201
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
172 130
Arky Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Arky Vaughan Shortstop

17
163 115
Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Joe Cronin Manager, Shortstop

18
223 165
Jimmy Rollins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Jimmy Rollins Shortstop

19
301 122
Luis Aparicio is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Luis Aparicio Shortstop

20
170 110
Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Lou Boudreau Manager, Shortstop

21
210 136
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
avschase added Troy Tulowitzki Shortstop

22
131 122
Tony Fernández is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Tony Fernández Shortstop

23
147 105
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Maury Wills Infielder, Shortstop

24
83 92
Joe Sewell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Joe Sewell Infielder, Shortstop

25
127 102
Bert Campaneris is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Bert Campaneris Shortstop

26
43 95
Bill Dahlen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Bill Dahlen Shortstop

27
52 97
Hughie Jennings is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Hughie Jennings Manager, Infielder, Shortstop

28
113 108
Edgar Rentería is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Edgar Rentería Shortstop

29
104 101
Johnny Pesky is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Johnny Pesky Shortstop, Third baseman

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30
31 90
Iron Davis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Iron Davis Pitcher

31
126 117
Miguel Tejada is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Miguel Tejada Infielder, Second baseman, Shortstop

32
88 94
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
muzziac added José Reyes Shortstop

33
74 84
Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattBryant added Hanley Ramírez Shortstop, Third baseman

34
38 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
55 62
Ozzie Guillén is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Ozzie Guillén Manager, Shortstop

36
67 49
Larry Bowa is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Larry Bowa Manager, Shortstop

37
46 50
Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattBryant added Walt Weiss Shortstop

38
60 72
Andrelton Simmons is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattMcClintic added Andrelton Simmons Infielder, Shortstop

39
34 31
Joe Tinker is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Joe Tinker Shortstop

40
63 43
Mark Belanger is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Mark Belanger Shortstop

41
49 40
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Bill Russell Manager, Shortstop

42
51 30
Dick Groat is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Dick Groat Shortstop

43
41 38
Rafael Furcal is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Rafael Furcal Second baseman, Shortstop

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44
20 25
Greg Gagne is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Greg Gagne Shortstop

45
40 31
Rabbit Maranville is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Rabbit Maranville Second baseman, Shortstop

46
35 30
Vern Stephens is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
joe-scott added Vern Stephens Shortstop

47
35 28
Rico Petrocelli is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Rico Petrocelli Shortstop, Third baseman

48
13 14
Toby Harrah is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Toby Harrah Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

49
39 29
Garry Templeton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Garry Templeton Shortstop

50
25 32
Jay Bell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Jay Bell Shortstop