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The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time

Updated June 1, 2020 567.0k votes 33.9k voters 385.8k views582 items

List RulesPlease vote for the players based on their on-field career accomplishments

This greatest baseball players list represents the combined lists of baseball fans everywhere. Anyone can make their own list of the best ballplayers ever to play the game, making this crowdranking a true consensus on who's the best baseball player of all time.

So who is the greatest baseball player of all time? There are plenty of amazing top MLB players to choose from. Are you a New York Yankees fan? Then you'll really like this list with Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio and more repping your team. The same goes for fans of Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Bob Gibson, Stan Musial, Barry Bonds and everyone else who should be considered among the greatest baseball players of all time. 

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    Babe Ruth

    Right fielder, Outfielder

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    #34 of 39 Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball#1 of 149 The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time

  • 2
    9,149
    4,146

    Willie Mays

    Center fielder

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    #37 of 904 Celebrity Death Pool 2021#19 of 34 The Coolest Celebrity Octogenarians

  • 3
    8,630
    3,107

    Lou Gehrig

    First baseman

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    #134 of 362 The Greatest Entertainers Of All Time#5 of 56 Athletes Who Won MVP Before Turning 25

  • 4
    8,314
    3,779

    Ty Cobb

    Outfielder, Center fielder

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    #120 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes#108 of 163 The Smartest Professional Athletes

  • 5
    9,158
    3,362

    Ted Williams

    Outfielder, Left fielder

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    #28 of 152 The Greatest Hispanic MLB Players Ever#3 of 142 The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time

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    3,634

    Hank Aaron

    Right fielder, Outfielder

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    #73 of 126 Fastest MLB Players of All Time#64 of 151 The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time

  • 7
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    2,676

    Cy Young

    Pitcher

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    #2 of 146 The Best Boston Red Sox Of All Time#15 of 23 The Best Perfect Games In Major League History

  • 8
    5,309
    2,416

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    #4 of 19 Every Pitcher With 300 Strikeouts In A Season#4 of 13 13 Athletes Who Won MVP After Age 35

  • 9
    5,298
    2,628

    Rogers Hornsby

    Manager, Second baseman

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    #1 of 148 The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time#4 of 13 The Most Impressive Triple Crown Seasons In Baseball History

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    2,757

    Honus Wagner

    Shortstop

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    #1176 of 1,424 The Best Athletes Of All Time#12 of 708 The Best Hitters in Baseball History

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    5,943
    2,874

    Joe DiMaggio

    Center fielder

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    #29 of 35 The Best Celebrities You'd Actually Buy Stuff From#65 of 78 Catholic Celebrities

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    4,117
    2,114

    Jimmie Foxx

    First baseman

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    #5 of 30 Every MLB Player To Hit 50 Home Runs In A Season#1 of 28 The Best Red Sox First Basemen of All Time

  • 13
    7,208
    3,784

    Mickey Mantle

    Outfielder, First baseman

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    The Rise And Fall Of Mickey Mantle#28 of 105 The Most Influential Contemporary Americans

  • 14
    3,816
    1,971

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    #19 of 25 Longest Pitching Streaks in Baseball #60 of 101 The Most Beloved US Veterans

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    2,878
    1,470

    Warren Spahn

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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    #7 of 106 The Best Atlanta Braves Of All Time#6 of 278 The Best Starting Pitchers of All Time

  • 16
    4,648
    2,348

    More Shoeless Joe Jackson 

    #1 of 511 The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame#2 of 142 The Greatest Right-Fielders of All Time

  • 17
    6,463
    3,542

    Stan Musial

    Outfielder, Left fielder

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    #600 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#9 of 150 The Greatest First Basemen of All Time

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    4,299
    2,063

    Jackie Robinson

    Second baseman

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    #41 of 432 The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History#243 of 344 Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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    2,434
    1,167

    Ernie Banks

    First baseman, Shortstop

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    #6 of 132 The Greatest Shortstops of All Time#1 of 150 The Best Chicago Cubs Of All Time

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    4,535
    2,407

    Mike Trout

    Center Fielder

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    #1 of 69 The Most Likable Active MLB Players#1 of 196 The Top Current Baseball Players

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    3,408
    1,753

    Yogi Berra

    Manager, Outfielder

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    #1337 of 1,355 The Greatest Minds of All Time#115 of 207 The Greatest New York Mets of All Time

  • 22
    2,370
    1,141

    More Satchel Paige 

    #60 of 85 Great Athletes Who Waited Too Long To Retire#7 of 12 Baseball Players With The All Time Weirdest Superstitions

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    1,638

    Tony Gwynn

    Right fielder, Outfielder

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    #20 of 98 The Greatest Out of Shape Athletes in Sports#1 of 116 The Best San Diego Padres Of All Time

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    2,491

    Roberto Clemente

    Right fielder

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    #2 of 25 MLB Players Whose Careers Ended Too Soon#1 of 76 The Greatest Puerto Rican MLB Players Of All Time

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    3,305
    1,736

    More Johnny Bench 

    #111 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#1 of 149 The Greatest Catchers of All Time