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
9,018 2,750
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

2
6,008 2,123
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

3
6,198 1,754
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

4
6,683 2,195
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

5
4,806 2,397
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

6
6,416 3,081
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

7
5,419 2,703
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

8
3,514 1,641
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Second baseman

9
5,463 2,604
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

10
3,933 1,768
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop

11
3,573 1,552
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

12
4,170 1,575
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

13
2,712 1,370
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

14
4,231 2,072
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

15
2,243 1,171
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

16
3,632 2,169
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

17
3,197 1,363
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

18
2,472 1,286
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

19
4,239 2,556
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

20
2,357 2,237
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

21
1,192 855
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

22
1,524 928
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

23
3,568 2,192
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder

24
3,830 1,968
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

25
1,866 866
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher