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!
list ordered by

1
1,367 590
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates

2
1,295 790
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Baltimore Orioles

3
771 339
Pee Wee Reese is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Los Angeles Dodgers, Brooklyn Dodgers

4
804 381
Robin Yount is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Milwaukee Brewers

5
1,610 1,131
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
New York Yankees

6
1,199 922
Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals

7
540 192
Luke Appling is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Chicago White Sox

8
935 698
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Chicago Cubs

9
483 262
Phil Rizzuto is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time

10
410 158
Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Senators

11
393 165
Arky Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Dodgers

12
379 142
Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians

13
621 585
Barry Larkin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cincinnati Reds

14
651 465
Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians

15
496 372
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Detroit Tigers

16
393 231
Luis Aparicio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles

17
384 331
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cincinnati Reds

18
346 320
Nomar Garciaparra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox

19
517 492
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
keef66 added Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees

20
299 281
Jimmy Rollins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Philadelphia Phillies

21
173 112
Joe Sewell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees

22
273 255
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
avschase added Colorado Rockies

23
194 160
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates

24
160 173
Tony Fernández is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres, Toronto Blue Jays

25
165 147
Bert Campaneris is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Kansas City Athletics, Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics

26
161 121
Johnny Pesky is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Washington Senators

27
140 152
Edgar Rentería is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers

28
165 183
Miguel Tejada is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Baltimore Orioles, Oakland Athletics, Houston Astros

29
104 84
Larry Bowa is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, New York Mets

30
84 117
Hughie Jennings is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Philadelphia Phillies, Brooklyn Superbas, Louisville Colonels

31
123 138
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
muzziac added New York Mets

32
75 114
Bill Dahlen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Brooklyn Superbas, New York Giants, Chicago Colts

33
102 71
Mark Belanger is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles

34
105 140
Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattBryant added Boston Red Sox, Miami Marlins

35
84 56
Dick Groat is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates

36
84 88
Ozzie Guillén is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Chicago White Sox, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles

37
60 48
Joe Tinker is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Chicago Cubs, Chicago Whales, Cincinnati Reds

38
55 72
Michael Young is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Texas Rangers

39
68 48
Rabbit Maranville is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Robins, Boston Braves

40
90 92
Andrelton Simmons is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattMcClintic added

41
51 43
Vern Stephens is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
joe-scott added Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Browns

42
58 41
Rico Petrocelli is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Boston Red Sox

43
66 61
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Los Angeles Dodgers

44
63 70
Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattBryant added Atlanta Braves, Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics

45
59 34
Don Kessinger is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals

46
61 56
Rafael Furcal is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves

47
63 42
Garry Templeton is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Mets

48
37 104
Iron Davis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
New York Highlanders, Boston Braves

49
26 26
George Davis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cleveland Spiders, New York Giants, Chicago White Sox

50
39 35
Marty Marion is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added St. Louis Browns, St. Louis Cardinals