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List Rules Please 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 ball-players 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 options 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. 

1
6,869 2,287
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Babe Ruth Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

2
5,294 2,007
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Willie Mays Center fielder

3
4,438 1,539
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ty Cobb Outfielder, Center fielder

4
5,138 1,615
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ted Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

5
4,488 1,589
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Hank Aaron Right fielder, Outfielder

6
4,570 1,342
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

7
3,548 1,810
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Stan Musial Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

8
4,312 1,829
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mickey Mantle Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

9
2,907 1,190
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Honus Wagner Shortstop

10
2,342 1,309
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rogers Hornsby Manager, Second baseman

11
2,853 1,312
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cy Young Pitcher

12
2,365 1,274
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Walter Johnson Pitcher

13
3,388 1,368
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Joe DiMaggio Center fielder

14
2,891 1,433
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Sandy Koufax Pitcher

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15
3,515 1,599
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ken Griffey, Jr. Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

16
1,857 1,438
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mike Schmidt Third baseman

17
3,207 1,283
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Nolan Ryan Pitcher

18
1,969 2,076
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Albert Pujols First baseman

19
1,702 1,138
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

20
2,208 1,078
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

21
2,971 1,628
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Roberto Clemente Right fielder

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

22
1,356 912
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

23
2,106 1,315
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Greg Maddux Pitcher

24
1,967 1,133
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Bob Gibson Pitcher

25
1,035 673
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mel Ott Right fielder, Outfielder

26
1,731 749
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Tony Gwynn Right fielder, Outfielder

27
3,192 1,702
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

28
1,621 1,089
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time

29
2,160 937
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Randy Johnson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

30
1,620 1,162
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Frank Robinson Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

31
1,341 680
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Warren Spahn Starting pitcher, Pitcher

32
680 572
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cap Anson First baseman

33
2,768 1,318
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Jackie Robinson Second baseman

34
1,340 1,006
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

35
1,085 693
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

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36
624 568
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ed Delahanty Left fielder

37
1,924 1,059
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Johnny Bench Catcher

38
1,353 739
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
carmela-launi added Mike Trout Outfielder, Center fielder

39
2,113 978
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Yogi Berra Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

40
1,139 777
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Hank Greenberg Outfielder, First baseman

41
1,912 1,024
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rickey Henderson Left fielder

42
903 763
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Nap Lajoie Second baseman

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43
1,405 799
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
George Brett Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

44
1,149 754
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Steve Carlton Pitcher

45
1,757 1,528
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Barry Bonds Left fielder

46
1,404 648
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

47
1,138 779
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

48
1,892 921
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cal Ripken, Jr. Shortstop, Third baseman

49
770 618
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Eddie Collins Second baseman

50
1,481 781
Satchel Paige is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Satchel Paige Pitcher