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
1,420 601
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates

2
1,334 818
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Baltimore Orioles

3
807 360
Pee Wee Reese is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Los Angeles Dodgers, Brooklyn Dodgers

4
833 407
Robin Yount is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Milwaukee Brewers

5
1,228 957
Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals

6
1,635 1,168
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
New York Yankees

7
570 205
Luke Appling is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Chicago White Sox

8
958 723
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Chicago Cubs

9
514 272
Phil Rizzuto is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time

10
441 168
Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Senators

11
425 171
Arky Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Dodgers

12
416 147
Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians

13
635 590
Barry Larkin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cincinnati Reds

14
660 474
Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians

15
504 380
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Detroit Tigers

16
406 235
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
392 339
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cincinnati Reds

18
350 337
Nomar Garciaparra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox

19
531 512
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
184 115
Joe Sewell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees

21
308 293
Jimmy Rollins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Philadelphia Phillies

22
199 163
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates

23
274 260
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
avschase added Colorado Rockies

24
161 178
Tony Fernández is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres, Toronto Blue Jays

25
167 151
Bert Campaneris is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Kansas City Athletics, Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics

26
166 123
Johnny Pesky is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Washington Senators

27
143 157
Edgar Rentería is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers

28
107 86
Larry Bowa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, New York Mets

29
169 190
Miguel Tejada is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Baltimore Orioles, Oakland Athletics, Houston Astros

30
86 120
Hughie Jennings is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Philadelphia Phillies, Brooklyn Superbas, Louisville Colonels

31
126 141
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
muzziac added New York Mets

32
77 117
Bill Dahlen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
Brooklyn Superbas, New York Giants, Chicago Colts

33
106 74
Mark Belanger is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles

34
109 144
Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattBryant added Boston Red Sox, Miami Marlins

35
85 59
Dick Groat is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates

36
88 90
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
65 50
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
72 49
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
56 75
Michael Young is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Texas Rangers

40
93 94
Andrelton Simmons is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattMcClintic added

41
52 44
Vern Stephens is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
joe-scott added Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Browns

42
58 42
Rico Petrocelli is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Boston Red Sox

43
67 63
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Los Angeles Dodgers

44
64 74
Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
MattBryant added Atlanta Braves, Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics

45
67 43
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 58
Rafael Furcal is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves

47
60 36
Don Kessinger is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
slaft added Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals

48
39 105
Iron Davis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Shortstops of All Time
New York Highlanders, Boston Braves

49
28 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
41 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