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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. 

Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
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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

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Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
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2 10,904 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

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Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
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Position: Outfielder, Center fielder

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Narrows, Georgia, United States of America

Bats: Left-handed

Teams: Philadelphia Athletics, Detroit Tigers

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Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
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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

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