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
8,990 2,741
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

2
5,982 2,112
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

3
6,175 1,741
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

4
6,656 2,186
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

5
4,788 2,385
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

6
6,397 3,068
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

7
5,399 2,690
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

8
3,498 1,631
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Second baseman

9
5,446 2,591
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

10
3,910 1,765
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop

11
3,554 1,545
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

12
4,145 1,571
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

13
4,216 2,057
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

14
2,692 1,366
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

15
2,229 1,164
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

16
3,622 2,156
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

17
3,178 1,359
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

18
2,452 1,282
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

19
4,226 2,538
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

20
2,350 2,220
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

21
1,178 850
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

22
1,511 925
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

23
3,556 2,180
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder

24
3,816 1,956
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

25
1,851 863
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher