Baseball The Greatest Shortstops of All Time  

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List Rules Please vote for the players based on their on-field career accomplishments

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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1,127 554
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Honus Wagner Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates

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1,184 663
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cal Ripken, Jr. Baltimore Orioles

3
1,527 911
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Derek Jeter New York Yankees

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1,126 730
Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Ozzie Smith San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals

5
878 522
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Ernie Banks Chicago Cubs

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568 290
Pee Wee Reese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Pee Wee Reese Los Angeles Dodgers, Brooklyn Dodgers

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610 342
Robin Yount is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Robin Yount Milwaukee Brewers

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595 498
Barry Larkin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Barry Larkin Cincinnati Reds

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345 169
Luke Appling is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Luke Appling Chicago White Sox

10
475 344
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Alan Trammell Detroit Tigers

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612 444
Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Omar Vizquel San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians

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332 243
Phil Rizzuto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time

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289 134
Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Lou Boudreau Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians

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284 155
Arky Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Arky Vaughan Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Dodgers

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277 148
Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Joe Cronin Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Senators

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372 217
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

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371 313
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Dave Concepción Cincinnati Reds

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484 425
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
keef66 added Alex Rodriguez Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees

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326 300
Nomar Garciaparra is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Nomar Garciaparra Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox

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283 261
Jimmy Rollins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Jimmy Rollins Philadelphia Phillies

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188 146
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Maury Wills Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates

The Best Hitters in Baseball History

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261 232
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
avschase added Troy Tulowitzki Colorado Rockies

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125 108
Joe Sewell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Joe Sewell Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees

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159 139
Bert Campaneris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Bert Campaneris Kansas City Athletics, Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics

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152 166
Tony Fernández is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Tony Fernández Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres, Toronto Blue Jays

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146 116
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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159 155
Miguel Tejada is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Miguel Tejada Baltimore Orioles, Oakland Athletics, Houston Astros

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101 73
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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136 145
Edgar Rentería is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Edgar Rentería Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers

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98 62
Mark Belanger is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Mark Belanger Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles

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117 127
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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73 111
Hughie Jennings is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Hughie Jennings Philadelphia Phillies, Brooklyn Superbas, Louisville Colonels

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76 49
Dick Groat is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Dick Groat Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates

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98 130
Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattBryant added Hanley Ramírez Boston Red Sox, Miami Marlins

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77 83
Ozzie Guillén is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Ozzie Guillén Chicago White Sox, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles

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58 107
Bill Dahlen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Bill Dahlen Brooklyn Superbas, New York Giants, Chicago Colts

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53 65
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 44
Rabbit Maranville is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Rabbit Maranville Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Robins, Boston Braves

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48 43
Joe Tinker is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Joe Tinker Chicago Cubs, Chicago Whales, Cincinnati Reds

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82 89
Andrelton Simmons is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattMcClintic added Andrelton Simmons

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55 37
Rico Petrocelli is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Rico Petrocelli Boston Red Sox

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62 54
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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62 64
Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattBryant added Walt Weiss Atlanta Braves, Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics

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47 40
Vern Stephens is listed (or ranked) 44 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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54 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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56 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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56 39
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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27 29
Al Dark is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MacSa added Al Dark Philadelphia Phillies, New York Giants, Chicago Cubs