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. 

1
7,201 2,410
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
5,494 2,188
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Willie Mays Center fielder

3
4,686 1,647
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ty Cobb Outfielder, Center fielder

4
5,407 1,732
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ted Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

5
4,806 1,412
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

6
3,771 1,881
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Stan Musial Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

7
4,691 1,726
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Hank Aaron Right fielder, Outfielder

8
4,521 1,961
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
3,033 1,301
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Honus Wagner Shortstop

10
2,487 1,362
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rogers Hornsby Manager, Second baseman

11
3,027 1,371
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cy Young Pitcher

12
2,532 1,316
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Walter Johnson Pitcher

13
3,554 1,438
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Joe DiMaggio Center fielder

14
3,052 1,490
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
3,648 1,722
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
1,935 1,556
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mike Schmidt Third baseman

17
3,326 1,402
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Nolan Ryan Pitcher

18
1,816 1,175
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

19
2,324 1,124
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

20
2,054 2,239
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Albert Pujols First baseman

21
3,100 1,709
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
1,432 944
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

23
2,181 1,385
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Greg Maddux Pitcher

24
1,708 1,114
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

25
1,096 709
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mel Ott Right fielder, Outfielder

26
2,036 1,181
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Bob Gibson Pitcher

27
3,308 1,768
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

28
1,801 808
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Tony Gwynn Right fielder, Outfielder

The Best Hitters in Baseball History

29
2,233 992
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Randy Johnson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

30
734 615
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cap Anson First baseman

31
1,400 709
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Warren Spahn Starting pitcher, Pitcher

32
1,669 1,207
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Frank Robinson Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

33
671 612
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ed Delahanty Left fielder

34
2,855 1,372
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Jackie Robinson Second baseman

35
1,481 809
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
carmela-launi added Mike Trout Outfielder, Center fielder

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

36
1,395 1,046
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

37
1,129 730
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

38
1,991 1,084
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Johnny Bench Catcher

39
1,183 797
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Hank Greenberg Outfielder, First baseman

40
2,177 1,004
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Yogi Berra Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

41
1,989 1,051
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rickey Henderson Left fielder

42
939 791
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
1,184 797
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

44
1,456 827
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
1,454 665
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

46
1,189 777
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Steve Carlton Pitcher

47
1,879 1,597
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Barry Bonds Left fielder

48
803 640
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Eddie Collins Second baseman

49
1,964 948
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cal Ripken, Jr. Shortstop, Third baseman

50
650 427
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Al Simmons Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder