Sports

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time  

Ranker Community
Originally by Ranker Community
469.8k votes 27.7k voters 340.5k views 541 items

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. 

Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Photo: via Wikimedia Commons
1 14,254 VOTES

Position: Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder, Pitcher

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Pigtown, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Teams: Boston Red Sox, Boston Braves, New York Yankees

More Babe Ruth

#14 of 2350 on The Best Athletes of All Time #2 of 14 on Which Historical Figure Would Win In An All-Night Drinking Competition? #1 of 160 on The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time #1 of 479 on The Best Hitters in Baseball History

Agree or disagree?
see more on Babe Ruth
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain
2 10,850 VOTES

Position: Outfielder, Left fielder

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America

Bats: Left-handed

Teams: Boston Red Sox

More Ted Williams

#4 of 479 on The Best Hitters in Baseball History #3 of 304 on The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame #1 of 360 on The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time #13 of 120 on The Greatest Left-Handed Athletes of All Time

Agree or disagree?
see more on Ted Williams
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Photo: Metaweb (FB)/Public domain
3 10,111 VOTES

Position: Outfielder, Center fielder

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Narrows, Georgia, United States of America

Bats: Left-handed

Teams: Philadelphia Athletics, Detroit Tigers

More Ty Cobb

#2 of 479 on The Best Hitters in Baseball History #2 of 304 on The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame #10 of 120 on The Greatest Left-Handed Athletes of All Time #4 of 116 on The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time

Agree or disagree?
see more on Ty Cobb
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Photo:  George Rinhart/Getty Images
4 9,837 VOTES

Position: First baseman

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Yorkville, New York City, New York, United States of America

Bats: Left-handed

Teams: New York Yankees

More Lou Gehrig

#2 of 160 on The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time #6 of 479 on The Best Hitters in Baseball History #4 of 304 on The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame #4 of 120 on The Greatest Left-Handed Athletes of All Time

Agree or disagree?
see more on Lou Gehrig