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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. 

list ordered by

1
6,577 2,169
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
5,097 1,882
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Willie Mays Center fielder

3
4,917 1,536
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ted Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

4
4,242 1,457
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ty Cobb Outfielder, Center fielder

5
4,305 1,498
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Hank Aaron Right fielder, Outfielder

6
4,373 1,282
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

7
3,383 1,737
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
4,107 1,757
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
2,779 1,137
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Honus Wagner Shortstop

10
2,245 1,249
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rogers Hornsby Manager, Second baseman

11
2,725 1,266
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cy Young Pitcher

12
3,265 1,315
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Joe DiMaggio Center fielder

13
2,259 1,230
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Walter Johnson Pitcher

14
2,786 1,384
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Sandy Koufax Pitcher

The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

15
3,378 1,518
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
1,786 1,355
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mike Schmidt Third baseman

17
3,095 1,204
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Nolan Ryan Pitcher

18
1,867 1,944
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Albert Pujols First baseman

19
2,876 1,560
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Roberto Clemente Right fielder

20
1,621 1,099
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

21
2,108 1,030
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

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22
2,047 1,250
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Greg Maddux Pitcher

23
1,293 877
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

24
1,909 1,080
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Bob Gibson Pitcher

25
1,677 698
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Tony Gwynn Right fielder, Outfielder

26
3,066 1,637
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

27
2,086 886
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Randy Johnson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

28
992 632
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mel Ott Right fielder, Outfielder

The Best Hitters in Baseball History

29
1,284 948
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

30
1,551 1,065
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

31
1,560 1,122
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Frank Robinson Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

32
1,292 647
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Warren Spahn Starting pitcher, Pitcher

33
2,666 1,260
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Jackie Robinson Second baseman

34
1,092 747
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Hank Greenberg Outfielder, First baseman

35
1,862 1,029
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Johnny Bench Catcher

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36
1,043 661
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
1,854 982
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rickey Henderson Left fielder

38
2,048 950
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Yogi Berra Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

39
634 538
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cap Anson First baseman

40
594 535
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ed Delahanty Left fielder

41
868 740
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Nap Lajoie Second baseman

42
1,236 677
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
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The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

43
1,669 1,446
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Barry Bonds Left fielder

44
1,364 777
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
George Brett Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

45
1,123 732
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Steve Carlton Pitcher

46
1,113 758
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

47
1,831 878
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cal Ripken, Jr. Shortstop, Third baseman

48
1,349 636
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

49
968 473
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Lefty Grove Pitcher

50
1,438 756
Satchel Paige is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Satchel Paige Pitcher