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
1,533 622
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates

2
1,445 853
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Baltimore Orioles

3
899 397
Pee Wee Reese is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Los Angeles Dodgers, Brooklyn Dodgers

4
911 449
Robin Yount is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Milwaukee Brewers

5
638 230
Luke Appling is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Chicago White Sox

6
1,713 1,248
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
New York Yankees

7
1,279 1,021
Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals

8
996 780
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Chicago Cubs

9
581 288
Phil Rizzuto is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time

10
508 182
Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Senators

11
490 183
Arky Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Dodgers

12
482 160
Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians

13
655 612
Barry Larkin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cincinnati Reds

14
681 493
Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians

15
530 393
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Detroit Tigers

16
432 248
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
405 363
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cincinnati Reds

18
213 125
Joe Sewell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees

19
362 372
Nomar Garciaparra is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox

20
558 554
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
keef66 added Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees

21
321 308
Jimmy Rollins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Philadelphia Phillies

22
207 177
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates

23
281 278
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
avschase added Colorado Rockies

24
190 127
Johnny Pesky is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Washington Senators

25
164 187
Tony Fernández is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres, Toronto Blue Jays

26
172 157
Bert Campaneris is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Kansas City Athletics, Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics

27
113 93
Larry Bowa is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, New York Mets

28
147 165
Edgar Rentería is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers

29
173 200
Miguel Tejada is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Baltimore Orioles, Oakland Athletics, Houston Astros

30
96 122
Hughie Jennings is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Philadelphia Phillies, Brooklyn Superbas, Louisville Colonels

31
87 119
Bill Dahlen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Brooklyn Superbas, New York Giants, Chicago Colts

32
116 76
Mark Belanger is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles

33
127 148
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
muzziac added New York Mets

34
91 60
Dick Groat is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates

35
113 154
Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattBryant added Boston Red Sox, Miami Marlins

36
90 92
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
72 51
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
77 51
Rabbit Maranville is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Robins, Boston Braves

39
98 96
Andrelton Simmons is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattMcClintic added

40
59 77
Michael Young is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Texas Rangers

41
65 59
Rafael Furcal is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves

42
54 45
Vern Stephens is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
joe-scott added Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Browns

43
63 43
Rico Petrocelli is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Boston Red Sox

44
72 65
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Los Angeles Dodgers

45
70 44
Garry Templeton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Mets

46
64 36
Don Kessinger is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals

47
65 77
Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattBryant added Atlanta Braves, Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics

48
42 106
Iron Davis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
New York Highlanders, Boston Braves

49
33 27
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
45 36
Marty Marion is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added St. Louis Browns, St. Louis Cardinals