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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. 

list ordered by
1
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder
2
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder
3
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman
4
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder
5
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder
6
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman
7
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Second baseman
8
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder
9
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop
10
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder
11
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher
12
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher
13
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman
14
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder
15
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
16
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder
17
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
18
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman
19
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher
20
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder
21
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
carmela-launi added Outfielder
22
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman
23
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder
24
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman
25
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder