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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 ball-players 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
6,812 2,250
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Babe Ruth Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

2
5,242 1,980
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Willie Mays Center fielder

3
5,095 1,589
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ted Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

4
4,393 1,515
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ty Cobb Outfielder, Center fielder

5
4,441 1,573
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Hank Aaron Right fielder, Outfielder

6
4,530 1,328
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

7
3,518 1,798
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Stan Musial Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

8
4,273 1,812
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mickey Mantle Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

9
2,883 1,182
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Honus Wagner Shortstop

10
2,322 1,299
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rogers Hornsby Manager, Second baseman

11
2,829 1,300
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cy Young Pitcher

12
2,344 1,265
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Walter Johnson Pitcher

13
3,364 1,359
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Joe DiMaggio Center fielder

14
2,876 1,420
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Sandy Koufax Pitcher

The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

15
3,485 1,580
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ken Griffey, Jr. Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

16
1,834 1,425
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mike Schmidt Third baseman

17
3,177 1,271
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Nolan Ryan Pitcher

18
1,946 2,051
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Albert Pujols First baseman

19
2,191 1,067
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

20
1,687 1,129
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

21
2,944 1,618
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Roberto Clemente Right fielder

The Best Sandal Brands of All Time

22
1,337 903
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

23
2,094 1,306
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Greg Maddux Pitcher

24
1,948 1,127
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Bob Gibson Pitcher

25
1,024 664
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mel Ott Right fielder, Outfielder

26
1,714 743
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Tony Gwynn Right fielder, Outfielder

27
3,156 1,691
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

28
2,142 929
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Randy Johnson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

The Best Hitters in Baseball History

29
1,601 1,083
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

30
1,599 1,158
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Frank Robinson Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

31
1,328 671
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Warren Spahn Starting pitcher, Pitcher

32
669 561
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cap Anson First baseman

33
2,746 1,308
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Jackie Robinson Second baseman

34
1,320 996
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

35
1,075 684
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

36
618 557
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ed Delahanty Left fielder

37
1,905 1,052
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Johnny Bench Catcher

38
1,129 770
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Hank Greenberg Outfielder, First baseman

39
2,092 972
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Yogi Berra Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

40
1,319 724
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
carmela-launi added Mike Trout Outfielder, Center fielder

41
1,898 1,016
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rickey Henderson Left fielder

42
892 758
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Nap Lajoie Second baseman

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

43
1,143 747
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Steve Carlton Pitcher

44
1,392 795
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
George Brett Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

45
1,735 1,511
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Barry Bonds Left fielder

46
1,133 771
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

47
1,385 646
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

48
1,877 911
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cal Ripken, Jr. Shortstop, Third baseman

49
1,470 776
Satchel Paige is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Satchel Paige Pitcher

50
990 489
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Lefty Grove Pitcher