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
1,637 648
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates

2
1,564 883
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Baltimore Orioles

3
984 446
Pee Wee Reese is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Los Angeles Dodgers, Brooklyn Dodgers

4
988 497
Robin Yount is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Milwaukee Brewers

5
707 265
Luke Appling is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Chicago White Sox

6
1,802 1,335
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
New York Yankees

7
1,351 1,090
Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals

8
577 195
Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Senators

9
644 310
Phil Rizzuto is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time

10
554 194
Arky Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Dodgers

11
1,044 838
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Chicago Cubs

12
547 170
Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians

13
686 639
Barry Larkin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cincinnati Reds

14
721 520
Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians

15
555 412
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Detroit Tigers

16
462 266
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
424 388
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cincinnati Reds

18
246 132
Joe Sewell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees

19
604 594
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
386 399
Nomar Garciaparra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox

21
339 325
Jimmy Rollins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Philadelphia Phillies

22
210 137
Johnny Pesky is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Washington Senators

23
215 193
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates

24
292 293
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
avschase added Colorado Rockies

25
170 197
Tony Fernández is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres, Toronto Blue Jays