Baseball 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
8,689 2,692
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

2
5,785 2,015
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

3
5,959 1,659
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

4
6,442 2,114
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

5
4,621 2,292
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

6
6,208 2,938
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

7
5,271 2,541
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

8
5,297 2,456
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

9
3,338 1,571
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Second baseman

10
3,730 1,718
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop

11
3,374 1,507
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

12
3,966 1,528
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

13
4,120 1,926
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

14
2,537 1,330
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

15
3,537 2,022
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

16
2,090 1,113
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

17
2,996 1,320
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

18
2,307 1,238
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

19
4,108 2,410
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

20
2,285 2,095
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

21
1,081 789
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

22
3,736 1,845
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

23
3,479 2,081
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder

24
1,405 882
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

25
2,294 2,853
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

26
1,743 831
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

27
919 766
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

28
3,754 2,067
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

29
1,196 897
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

30
2,443 1,767
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

31
1,427 885
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman

32
2,320 1,187
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Catcher

33
2,540 1,088
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

34
2,267 1,449
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

35
1,848 1,402
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

36
2,468 1,232
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

37
2,025 1,078
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

38
1,399 864
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

39
3,161 1,552
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

40
1,568 1,249
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

41
1,811 1,095
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
carmela-launi added Outfielder, Center fielder

42
2,213 1,221
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

43
964 713
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

44
1,276 918
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

45
786 494
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

46
1,358 874
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

47
1,653 921
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

48
1,613 751
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman, Shortstop

49
2,204 1,041
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman

50
750 438
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman