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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
1,314 682
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Derek Jeter Shortstop

2
1,002 496
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cal Ripken, Jr. Shortstop, Third baseman

3
863 446
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Honus Wagner Shortstop

4
758 350
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

5
965 543
Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Ozzie Smith Shortstop

6
514 316
Barry Larkin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Barry Larkin Shortstop

7
441 261
Robin Yount is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Robin Yount Outfielder, Center fielder, Shortstop

8
389 232
Pee Wee Reese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Pee Wee Reese Shortstop

9
539 330
Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Omar Vizquel Left fielder, Infielder, First baseman

10
406 250
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Alan Trammell Shortstop

11
318 139
Luis Aparicio is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Luis Aparicio Shortstop

12
328 218
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Dave Concepción Shortstop

13
222 147
Luke Appling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Luke Appling Shortstop

14
232 205
Phil Rizzuto is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Phil Rizzuto Shortstop

Child Actors Who Tragically Died Young

15
275 219
Nomar Garciaparra is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Nomar Garciaparra Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

16
395 320
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
keef66 added Alex Rodriguez Shortstop, Third baseman

17
237 178
Jimmy Rollins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Jimmy Rollins Shortstop

18
178 122
Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Joe Cronin Manager, Shortstop

19
188 135
Arky Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Arky Vaughan Shortstop

20
185 115
Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Lou Boudreau Manager, Shortstop

21
228 150
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
avschase added Troy Tulowitzki Shortstop

The Best Hitters in Baseball History

22
161 113
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Maury Wills Infielder, Shortstop

23
136 130
Tony Fernández is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Tony Fernández Shortstop

24
131 112
Bert Campaneris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Bert Campaneris Shortstop

25
92 96
Joe Sewell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Joe Sewell Infielder, Shortstop

26
117 103
Johnny Pesky is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Johnny Pesky Shortstop, Third baseman

27
134 124
Miguel Tejada is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Miguel Tejada Infielder, Second baseman, Shortstop

28
120 114
Edgar Rentería is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Edgar Rentería Shortstop

The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time

29
72 52
Larry Bowa is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Larry Bowa Manager, Shortstop

30
99 100
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
muzziac added José Reyes Shortstop

31
69 46
Mark Belanger is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Mark Belanger Shortstop

32
56 33
Dick Groat is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Dick Groat Shortstop

33
79 94
Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattBryant added Hanley Ramírez Shortstop, Third baseman

34
61 69
Ozzie Guillén is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Ozzie Guillén Manager, Shortstop

35
42 52
Michael Young is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Michael Young Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

The Best Chevrolets of All Time

36
56 97
Hughie Jennings is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Hughie Jennings Manager, Infielder, Shortstop

37
53 42
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Bill Russell Manager, Shortstop

38
47 40
Rafael Furcal is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Rafael Furcal Second baseman, Shortstop

39
37 32
Joe Tinker is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Joe Tinker Shortstop

40
48 53
Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattBryant added Walt Weiss Shortstop

41
43 28
Rico Petrocelli is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Rico Petrocelli Shortstop, Third baseman

42
41 32
Rabbit Maranville is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Rabbit Maranville Second baseman, Shortstop

The Best Skateboarders Of All Time

43
47 96
Bill Dahlen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Bill Dahlen Shortstop

44
37 31
Vern Stephens is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
joe-scott added Vern Stephens Shortstop

45
69 77
Andrelton Simmons is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattMcClintic added Andrelton Simmons Infielder, Shortstop

46
43 31
Garry Templeton is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Garry Templeton Shortstop

47
41 23
Don Kessinger is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Don Kessinger Shortstop

48
33 7
Francisco Lindor is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
TRENT13 added Francisco Lindor Shortstop

49
17 16
George Davis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
George Davis Infielder, Shortstop

50
37 22
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slaft added Freddie Patek Shortstop