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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
764 371
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Honus Wagner Shortstop

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2
843 451
Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Ozzie Smith Shortstop

3
1,122 578
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Derek Jeter Shortstop

4
867 422
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cal Ripken, Jr. Shortstop, Third baseman

5
656 298
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

6
443 273
Barry Larkin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Barry Larkin Shortstop

7
384 224
Robin Yount is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Robin Yount Outfielder, Center fielder, Shortstop

8
470 272
Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Omar Vizquel Left fielder, Infielder, First baseman

9
356 216
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Alan Trammell Shortstop

10
331 200
Pee Wee Reese is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Pee Wee Reese Shortstop

11
296 180
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Dave Concepción Shortstop

12
275 112
Luis Aparicio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Luis Aparicio Shortstop

13
195 125
Luke Appling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Luke Appling Shortstop

14
206 177
Phil Rizzuto is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Phil Rizzuto Shortstop

15
236 189
Nomar Garciaparra is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Nomar Garciaparra Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

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16
326 262
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
keef66 added Alex Rodriguez Shortstop, Third baseman

17
211 155
Jimmy Rollins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Jimmy Rollins Shortstop

18
196 127
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
avschase added Troy Tulowitzki Shortstop

19
151 108
Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Joe Cronin Manager, Shortstop

20
164 102
Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Lou Boudreau Manager, Shortstop

21
164 123
Arky Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Arky Vaughan Shortstop

22
127 116
Tony Fernández is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Tony Fernández Shortstop

23
137 100
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Maury Wills Infielder, Shortstop

24
123 97
Bert Campaneris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Bert Campaneris Shortstop

25
80 89
Joe Sewell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Joe Sewell Infielder, Shortstop

26
97 97
Johnny Pesky is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Johnny Pesky Shortstop, Third baseman

27
108 104
Edgar Rentería is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Edgar Rentería Shortstop

28
62 45
Larry Bowa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Larry Bowa Manager, Shortstop

29
119 113
Miguel Tejada is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Miguel Tejada Infielder, Second baseman, Shortstop

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30
80 90
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
muzziac added José Reyes Shortstop

31
52 92
Hughie Jennings is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Hughie Jennings Manager, Infielder, Shortstop

32
59 38
Mark Belanger is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Mark Belanger Shortstop

33
70 78
Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattBryant added Hanley Ramírez Shortstop, Third baseman

34
52 58
Ozzie Guillén is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Ozzie Guillén Manager, Shortstop

35
41 90
Bill Dahlen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Bill Dahlen Shortstop

36
36 45
Michael Young is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Michael Young Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

37
38 27
Rabbit Maranville is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Rabbit Maranville Second baseman, Shortstop

38
45 28
Dick Groat is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Dick Groat Shortstop

39
46 35
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Bill Russell Manager, Shortstop

40
34 26
Vern Stephens is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
joe-scott added Vern Stephens Shortstop

41
42 47
Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattBryant added Walt Weiss Shortstop

42
37 25
Garry Templeton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Garry Templeton Shortstop

43
60 66
Andrelton Simmons is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattMcClintic added Andrelton Simmons Infielder, Shortstop

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44
32 27
Joe Tinker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Joe Tinker Shortstop

45
38 35
Rafael Furcal is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Rafael Furcal Second baseman, Shortstop

46
32 24
Rico Petrocelli is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Rico Petrocelli Shortstop, Third baseman

47
31 86
Iron Davis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Iron Davis Pitcher

48
14 12
George Davis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
George Davis Infielder, Shortstop

49
24 27
Jay Bell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Jay Bell Shortstop

50
21 23
Chris Speier is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Chris Speier Shortstop