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
8,661 2,683
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

2
5,765 2,004
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

3
5,937 1,654
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

4
6,422 2,111
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

5
4,606 2,285
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

6
6,192 2,924
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

7
5,262 2,525
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

8
5,284 2,441
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

9
3,319 1,568
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Second baseman

10
3,711 1,715
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop

11
3,950 1,522
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

12
3,358 1,502
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

13
4,115 1,911
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

14
2,520 1,327
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

15
3,533 2,006
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

16
2,074 1,110
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

17
2,976 1,318
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

18
2,291 1,235
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

19
4,102 2,394
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

20
2,280 2,079
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

21
3,733 1,828
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

22
1,067 784
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

23
3,471 2,067
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder

24
1,390 878
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

25
2,290 2,836
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

26
1,727 828
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

27
905 760
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

28
3,748 2,050
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

29
1,183 892
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

30
2,441 1,751
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

31
1,412 883
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman

32
2,303 1,184
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Catcher

33
2,261 1,434
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

34
2,523 1,087
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

35
2,466 1,219
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

36
2,021 1,065
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

37
1,845 1,387
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

38
1,388 862
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

39
3,153 1,541
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

40
1,566 1,237
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

41
1,805 1,083
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
carmela-launi added Outfielder, Center fielder

42
2,209 1,209
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

43
1,272 909
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

44
954 710
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

45
1,353 870
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

46
780 491
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

47
1,648 918
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

48
1,607 748
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman, Shortstop

49
2,198 1,038
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman

50
745 434
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman