Best Athletes 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
9,786 2,914
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

2
6,542 2,370
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

3
6,732 1,954
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

4
7,241 2,393
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

5
5,227 2,607
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

6
6,850 3,392
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

7
3,915 1,787
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Second baseman

8
5,709 3,050
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

9
4,352 1,876
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop

10
5,818 2,919
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

11
4,606 1,677
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

12
3,936 1,689
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

13
3,074 1,472
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

14
4,654 2,202
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

15
2,582 1,265
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

16
3,606 1,459
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

17
2,811 1,380
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

18
3,824 2,466
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

19
1,476 983
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

20
2,586 2,410
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

21
4,520 2,857
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

22
1,728 1,024
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

23
3,811 2,324
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder

24
1,165 936
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

25
2,070 949
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher