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
1,646 654
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates

2
1,572 888
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Baltimore Orioles

3
991 453
Pee Wee Reese is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Los Angeles Dodgers, Brooklyn Dodgers

4
996 503
Robin Yount is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Milwaukee Brewers

5
1,817 1,343
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
New York Yankees

6
715 270
Luke Appling is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Chicago White Sox

7
1,356 1,099
Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals

8
653 314
Phil Rizzuto is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time

9
585 200
Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Senators

10
561 199
Arky Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Dodgers

11
1,050 845
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Chicago Cubs

12
554 174
Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians

13
690 646
Barry Larkin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cincinnati Reds

14
724 526
Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians

15
557 418
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Detroit Tigers

16
465 271
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
425 395
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cincinnati Reds

18
250 136
Joe Sewell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees

19
612 601
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
389 405
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
340 330
Jimmy Rollins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Philadelphia Phillies

22
212 140
Johnny Pesky is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Washington Senators

23
215 197
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates

24
293 298
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
avschase added New York Yankees

25
171 201
Tony Fernández is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres, Toronto Blue Jays