Baseball The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time  

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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 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. 

list ordered by

1
8,155 2,594
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

2
5,378 1,880
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

3
5,541 1,562
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

4
6,036 1,994
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

5
4,321 2,133
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

6
5,933 2,671
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

7
5,013 2,300
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

8
5,076 2,189
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

9
3,002 1,508
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Second baseman

10
3,375 1,665
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop

11
3,593 1,484
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

12
3,047 1,448
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

13
3,943 1,669
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

14
3,405 1,750
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

15
2,240 1,282
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

16
3,939 2,128
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

17
1,802 1,060
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

18
2,685 1,263
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

19
2,136 1,867
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

20
2,024 1,195
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

21
3,593 1,665
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

22
3,344 1,917
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder

23
2,212 2,611
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

24
915 727
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

25
2,351 1,611
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

26
3,586 1,924
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

27
1,232 832
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

28
1,557 785
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

29
2,176 1,341
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

30
804 702
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

31
1,937 962
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

32
2,384 1,123
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

33
1,073 849
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

34
2,380 1,052
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

35
2,164 1,150
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Catcher

36
1,774 1,310
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

37
1,298 853
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman

38
3,039 1,464
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

39
1,227 821
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

40
1,501 1,145
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

41
1,688 975
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
carmela-launi added Outfielder, Center fielder

42
2,130 1,132
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

43
1,292 835
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

44
1,284 827
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

45
1,546 705
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman, Shortstop

46
877 679
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

47
1,556 880
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

48
2,100 996
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman

49
714 468
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

50
2,047 1,736
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder