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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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1,005 519
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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1,129 587
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cal Ripken, Jr. Baltimore Orioles

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1,472 804
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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1,076 635
Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Ozzie Smith San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals

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839 431
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Ernie Banks Chicago Cubs

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523 314
Robin Yount is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Robin Yount Milwaukee Brewers

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481 269
Pee Wee Reese is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Pee Wee Reese Los Angeles Dodgers, Brooklyn Dodgers

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571 406
Barry Larkin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Barry Larkin Cincinnati Reds

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450 311
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Alan Trammell Detroit Tigers

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590 406
Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Omar Vizquel San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians

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295 159
Luke Appling is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Luke Appling Chicago White Sox

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361 273
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Dave Concepción Cincinnati Reds

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349 190
Luis Aparicio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Luis Aparicio Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles

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291 229
Phil Rizzuto is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

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247 128
Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Lou Boudreau Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians

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234 140
Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Joe Cronin Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Senators

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243 149
Arky Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Arky Vaughan Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Dodgers

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468 390
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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311 280
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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267 245
Jimmy Rollins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Jimmy Rollins Philadelphia Phillies

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253 215
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
avschase added Troy Tulowitzki Colorado Rockies

The Best Novelists of All Time

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180 135
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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115 106
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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152 133
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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147 160
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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141 113
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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153 149
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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93 68
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

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

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133 141
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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91 60
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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71 108
Hughie Jennings is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Hughie Jennings Philadelphia Phillies, Brooklyn Superbas, Louisville Colonels

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111 123
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
muzziac added José Reyes New York Mets

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74 45
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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91 125
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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75 79
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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51 62
Michael Young is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Michael Young Texas Rangers

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55 105
Bill Dahlen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Bill Dahlen Brooklyn Superbas, New York Giants, Chicago Colts

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54 38
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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46 41
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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80 86
Andrelton Simmons is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattMcClintic added Andrelton Simmons

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62 51
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Bill Russell Los Angeles Dodgers

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47 38
Vern Stephens is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
joe-scott added Vern Stephens Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Browns

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

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53 35
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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60 60
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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51 31
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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54 51
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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53 37
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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23 21
George Davis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
George Davis Cleveland Spiders, New York Giants, Chicago White Sox

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36 97
Iron Davis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Iron Davis New York Highlanders, Boston Braves

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41 30
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slaft added Freddie Patek Kansas City Royals, Pittsburgh Pirates, California Angels