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
8,369 2,632
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

2
5,541 1,939
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

3
5,714 1,603
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

4
6,210 2,046
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

5
4,447 2,202
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

6
6,044 2,776
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

7
5,140 2,381
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

8
5,168 2,298
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

9
3,139 1,539
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Second baseman

10
3,522 1,689
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop

11
3,752 1,501
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

12
3,175 1,481
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

13
4,020 1,769
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

14
3,460 1,856
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

15
2,359 1,297
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

16
1,920 1,078
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

17
4,003 2,241
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

18
2,807 1,285
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

19
2,140 1,211
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

20
2,181 1,967
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

21
3,651 1,730
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

22
3,393 1,978
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder

23
2,242 2,704
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

24
978 748
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

25
1,291 852
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

26
2,378 1,670
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

27
1,623 803
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

28
3,646 1,981
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

29
841 723
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

30
2,211 1,372
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

31
1,116 866
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

32
2,436 1,065
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

33
2,217 1,161
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Catcher

34
1,972 1,003
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

35
1,339 864
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman

36
2,415 1,157
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

37
1,805 1,332
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

38
3,083 1,485
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

39
1,526 1,172
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

40
1,247 847
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

41
2,163 1,153
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

42
1,326 844
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

43
1,729 1,018
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
carmela-launi added Outfielder, Center fielder

44
898 692
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

45
1,305 846
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

46
1,568 716
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman, Shortstop

47
1,581 895
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

48
734 475
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

49
2,129 1,012
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman

50
2,078 1,771
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder