Baseball The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time  

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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 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
7,598 2,486
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
4,977 1,728
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ty Cobb Outfielder, Center fielder

3
5,665 2,396
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Willie Mays Center fielder

4
5,108 1,467
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

5
4,019 1,968
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Stan Musial Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

6
5,642 1,863
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ted Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

7
4,851 1,921
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Hank Aaron Right fielder, Outfielder

8
4,734 2,093
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
3,172 1,450
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Honus Wagner Shortstop

10
2,697 1,420
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rogers Hornsby Manager, Second baseman

11
3,253 1,421
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cy Young Pitcher

12
2,730 1,374
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Walter Johnson Pitcher

13
3,735 1,523
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Joe DiMaggio Center fielder

14
3,216 1,569
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Sandy Koufax Pitcher

15
3,766 1,894
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
1,996 1,217
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

17
2,017 1,721
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mike Schmidt Third baseman

18
2,477 1,204
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

19
1,587 992
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

20
3,425 1,554
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Nolan Ryan Pitcher

21
1,868 1,147
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

22
3,201 1,819
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Roberto Clemente Right fielder

23
2,122 2,440
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Albert Pujols First baseman

24
2,249 1,504
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Greg Maddux Pitcher

25
824 661
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cap Anson First baseman

26
3,423 1,841
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

27
1,151 770
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mel Ott Right fielder, Outfielder

28
2,094 1,259
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Bob Gibson Pitcher

29
1,864 881
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Tony Gwynn Right fielder, Outfielder

30
1,467 736
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Warren Spahn Starting pitcher, Pitcher

31
739 646
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ed Delahanty Left fielder

32
2,289 1,053
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Randy Johnson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

33
1,715 1,251
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Frank Robinson Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

34
2,060 1,109
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Johnny Bench Catcher

35
988 808
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Nap Lajoie Second baseman

36
1,172 768
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

37
1,227 815
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Hank Greenberg Outfielder, First baseman

38
2,252 1,027
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Yogi Berra Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

39
2,920 1,418
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Jackie Robinson Second baseman

40
1,580 897
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
carmela-launi added Mike Trout Outfielder, Center fielder

41
1,434 1,089
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

42
2,046 1,090
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rickey Henderson Left fielder

43
1,232 808
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

44
1,230 797
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Steve Carlton Pitcher

45
1,490 678
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

46
1,494 849
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
George Brett Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

47
833 655
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Eddie Collins Second baseman

48
675 438
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Al Simmons Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

49
2,015 968
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cal Ripken, Jr. Shortstop, Third baseman

50
662 384
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Johnny Mize First baseman