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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
792 391
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Honus Wagner Shortstop

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2
1,181 605
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Derek Jeter Shortstop

3
880 477
Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Ozzie Smith Shortstop

4
904 441
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cal Ripken, Jr. Shortstop, Third baseman

5
690 303
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

6
464 281
Barry Larkin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Barry Larkin Shortstop

7
399 234
Robin Yount is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Robin Yount Outfielder, Center fielder, Shortstop

8
376 228
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Alan Trammell Shortstop

9
495 291
Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Omar Vizquel Left fielder, Infielder, First baseman

10
345 212
Pee Wee Reese is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Pee Wee Reese Shortstop

11
309 190
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Dave Concepción Shortstop

12
297 120
Luis Aparicio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Luis Aparicio Shortstop

13
204 135
Luke Appling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Luke Appling Shortstop

14
217 188
Phil Rizzuto is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Phil Rizzuto Shortstop

15
349 274
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
keef66 added Alex Rodriguez Shortstop, Third baseman

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16
248 197
Nomar Garciaparra is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Nomar Garciaparra Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

17
219 162
Jimmy Rollins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Jimmy Rollins Shortstop

18
160 114
Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Joe Cronin Manager, Shortstop

19
203 133
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
avschase added Troy Tulowitzki Shortstop

20
172 129
Arky Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Arky Vaughan Shortstop

21
169 109
Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Lou Boudreau Manager, Shortstop

22
146 103
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Maury Wills Infielder, Shortstop

23
130 121
Tony Fernández is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Tony Fernández Shortstop

24
126 101
Bert Campaneris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Bert Campaneris Shortstop

25
83 91
Joe Sewell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Joe Sewell Infielder, Shortstop

26
102 100
Johnny Pesky is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Johnny Pesky Shortstop, Third baseman

27
126 115
Miguel Tejada is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Miguel Tejada Infielder, Second baseman, Shortstop

28
112 107
Edgar Rentería is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Edgar Rentería Shortstop

29
64 48
Larry Bowa is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Larry Bowa Manager, Shortstop

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30
84 93
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
muzziac added José Reyes Shortstop

31
73 81
Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattBryant added Hanley Ramírez Shortstop, Third baseman

32
50 29
Dick Groat is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Dick Groat Shortstop

33
61 42
Mark Belanger is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Mark Belanger Shortstop

34
52 96
Hughie Jennings is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Hughie Jennings Manager, Infielder, Shortstop

35
53 62
Ozzie Guillén is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Ozzie Guillén Manager, Shortstop

36
43 94
Bill Dahlen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Bill Dahlen Shortstop

37
48 38
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Bill Russell Manager, Shortstop

38
44 49
Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattBryant added Walt Weiss Shortstop

39
38 48
Michael Young is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Michael Young Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

40
39 28
Garry Templeton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Garry Templeton Shortstop

41
40 30
Rabbit Maranville is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Rabbit Maranville Second baseman, Shortstop

42
40 38
Rafael Furcal is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Rafael Furcal Second baseman, Shortstop

43
35 29
Vern Stephens is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
joe-scott added Vern Stephens Shortstop

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44
33 27
Rico Petrocelli is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Rico Petrocelli Shortstop, Third baseman

45
60 70
Andrelton Simmons is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattMcClintic added Andrelton Simmons Infielder, Shortstop

46
34 30
Joe Tinker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Joe Tinker Shortstop

47
31 20
Don Kessinger is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Don Kessinger Shortstop

48
19 24
Greg Gagne is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Greg Gagne Shortstop

49
31 89
Iron Davis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Iron Davis Pitcher

50
15 15
George Davis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
George Davis Infielder, Shortstop