MLB 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
10,332 3,087
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder
2
6,896 2,567
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder
3
7,613 2,562
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder
4
7,084 2,114
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman
5
5,452 2,775
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman
6
7,257 3,488
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder
7
4,108 1,924
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Second baseman
8
6,179 3,008
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder
9
6,017 3,182
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder
10
4,563 1,979
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop
11
4,847 1,775
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher
12
4,138 1,795
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher
13
3,216 1,582
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman
14
4,906 2,299
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder
15
2,693 1,369
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder
16
2,945 1,473
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
17
3,792 1,558
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
18
4,003 2,561
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher
19
4,759 2,965
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder
20
2,733 2,540
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman
21
1,814 1,105
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder
22
1,542 1,114
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman
23
2,686 3,404
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman
24
4,004 2,392
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder
25
2,171 1,015
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher