Baseball 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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1,311 574
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Honus Wagner Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates

2
721 311
Pee Wee Reese is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Pee Wee Reese Los Angeles Dodgers, Brooklyn Dodgers

3
1,234 775
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cal Ripken, Jr. Baltimore Orioles

4
1,577 1,073
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Derek Jeter New York Yankees

5
750 361
Robin Yount is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Robin Yount Milwaukee Brewers

6
1,165 880
Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Ozzie Smith San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals

7
496 181
Luke Appling is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Luke Appling Chicago White Sox

8
910 663
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Ernie Banks Chicago Cubs

9
441 252
Phil Rizzuto is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time

10
367 151
Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Joe Cronin Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Senators

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355 160
Arky Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Arky Vaughan Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Dodgers

12
338 138
Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Lou Boudreau Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians

13
609 580
Barry Larkin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Barry Larkin Cincinnati Reds

14
634 462
Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Omar Vizquel San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians

15
487 368
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Alan Trammell Detroit Tigers

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386 227
Luis Aparicio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Luis Aparicio Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles

17
376 326
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Dave Concepción Cincinnati Reds

18
335 314
Nomar Garciaparra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Nomar Garciaparra Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox

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502 475
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
keef66 added Alex Rodriguez Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees

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292 278
Jimmy Rollins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Jimmy Rollins Philadelphia Phillies

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163 111
Joe Sewell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Joe Sewell Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees

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192 156
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Maury Wills Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates

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269 248
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
avschase added Troy Tulowitzki Colorado Rockies

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157 169
Tony Fernández is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Tony Fernández Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres, Toronto Blue Jays

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163 144
Bert Campaneris is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Bert Campaneris Kansas City Athletics, Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics

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159 116
Johnny Pesky is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Johnny Pesky Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Washington Senators

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138 147
Edgar Rentería is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Edgar Rentería Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers

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102 79
Larry Bowa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Larry Bowa Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, New York Mets

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162 178
Miguel Tejada is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Miguel Tejada Baltimore Orioles, Oakland Athletics, Houston Astros

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81 113
Hughie Jennings is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Hughie Jennings Philadelphia Phillies, Brooklyn Superbas, Louisville Colonels

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120 133
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
muzziac added José Reyes New York Mets

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100 66
Mark Belanger is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Mark Belanger Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles

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72 109
Bill Dahlen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Bill Dahlen Brooklyn Superbas, New York Giants, Chicago Colts

34
82 52
Dick Groat is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Dick Groat Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates

35
101 135
Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattBryant added Hanley Ramírez Boston Red Sox, Miami Marlins

36
79 85
Ozzie Guillén is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Ozzie Guillén Chicago White Sox, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles

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54 69
Michael Young is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Michael Young Texas Rangers

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57 45
Joe Tinker is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Joe Tinker Chicago Cubs, Chicago Whales, Cincinnati Reds

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63 46
Rabbit Maranville is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Rabbit Maranville Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Robins, Boston Braves

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86 90
Andrelton Simmons is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattMcClintic added Andrelton Simmons

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48 41
Vern Stephens is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
joe-scott added Vern Stephens Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Browns

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64 57
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Bill Russell Los Angeles Dodgers

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56 39
Rico Petrocelli is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Rico Petrocelli Boston Red Sox

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62 66
Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattBryant added Walt Weiss Atlanta Braves, Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics

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57 32
Don Kessinger is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Don Kessinger Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals

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57 53
Rafael Furcal is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Rafael Furcal Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves

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58 40
Garry Templeton is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Garry Templeton San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Mets

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36 99
Iron Davis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Iron Davis New York Highlanders, Boston Braves

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23 23
George Davis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
George Davis Cleveland Spiders, New York Giants, Chicago White Sox

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36 31
Marty Marion is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Marty Marion St. Louis Browns, St. Louis Cardinals