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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
922 473
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Honus Wagner Shortstop

2
1,053 525
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cal Ripken, Jr. Shortstop, Third baseman

3
1,375 729
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Derek Jeter Shortstop

4
1,010 577
Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Ozzie Smith Shortstop

5
790 386
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

6
537 349
Barry Larkin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Barry Larkin Shortstop

7
476 273
Robin Yount is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Robin Yount Outfielder, Center fielder, Shortstop

8
429 240
Pee Wee Reese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Pee Wee Reese Shortstop

9
554 355
Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Omar Vizquel Left fielder, Infielder, First baseman

10
421 271
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Alan Trammell Shortstop

11
250 148
Luke Appling is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Luke Appling Shortstop

12
331 159
Luis Aparicio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Luis Aparicio Shortstop

13
342 237
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Dave Concepción Shortstop

14
258 208
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
204 125
Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Joe Cronin Manager, Shortstop

16
215 136
Arky Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Arky Vaughan Shortstop

17
209 116
Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Lou Boudreau Manager, Shortstop

18
420 344
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
keef66 added Alex Rodriguez Shortstop, Third baseman

19
290 239
Nomar Garciaparra is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Nomar Garciaparra Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

20
246 206
Jimmy Rollins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Jimmy Rollins Shortstop

21
239 170
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
avschase added Troy Tulowitzki Shortstop

The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time

22
167 124
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Maury Wills Infielder, Shortstop

23
142 142
Tony Fernández is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Tony Fernández Shortstop

24
139 120
Bert Campaneris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Bert Campaneris Shortstop

25
104 98
Joe Sewell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Joe Sewell Infielder, Shortstop

26
130 104
Johnny Pesky is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Johnny Pesky Shortstop, Third baseman

27
143 134
Miguel Tejada is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Miguel Tejada Infielder, Second baseman, Shortstop

28
127 124
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
83 55
Larry Bowa is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Larry Bowa Manager, Shortstop

30
106 108
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
muzziac added José Reyes Shortstop

31
79 47
Mark Belanger is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Mark Belanger Shortstop

32
64 35
Dick Groat is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Dick Groat Shortstop

33
64 98
Hughie Jennings is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Hughie Jennings Manager, Infielder, Shortstop

34
84 108
Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattBryant added Hanley Ramírez Shortstop, Third baseman

35
65 72
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
46 54
Michael Young is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Michael Young Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

37
50 97
Bill Dahlen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Bill Dahlen Shortstop

38
40 33
Joe Tinker is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Joe Tinker Shortstop

39
55 43
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Bill Russell Manager, Shortstop

40
44 33
Rabbit Maranville is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Rabbit Maranville Second baseman, Shortstop

41
74 79
Andrelton Simmons is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattMcClintic added Andrelton Simmons Infielder, Shortstop

42
41 32
Vern Stephens is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
joe-scott added Vern Stephens Shortstop

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

43
45 29
Rico Petrocelli is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Rico Petrocelli Shortstop, Third baseman

44
51 54
Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattBryant added Walt Weiss Shortstop

45
50 42
Rafael Furcal is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Rafael Furcal Second baseman, Shortstop

46
43 25
Don Kessinger is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Don Kessinger Shortstop

47
46 32
Garry Templeton is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Garry Templeton Shortstop

48
19 16
George Davis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
George Davis Infielder, Shortstop

49
33 92
Iron Davis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Iron Davis Pitcher

50
38 23
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slaft added Freddie Patek Shortstop