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
8,359 2,631
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

2
5,537 1,938
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

3
5,709 1,603
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

4
6,198 2,046
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

5
4,438 2,200
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

6
6,040 2,774
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

7
5,132 2,380
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

8
5,165 2,296
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

9
3,135 1,538
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Second baseman

10
3,519 1,688
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop

11
3,746 1,502
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

12
3,172 1,480
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

13
4,016 1,765
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

14
3,456 1,855
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

15
2,356 1,295
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

16
1,917 1,075
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

17
4,001 2,235
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

18
2,802 1,283
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

19
2,134 1,210
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

20
2,177 1,961
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

21
3,647 1,726
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

22
3,389 1,974
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder

23
2,239 2,698
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

24
974 746
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

25
1,286 851
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

26
2,376 1,666
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

27
1,617 803
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

28
3,643 1,978
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

29
840 722
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

30
2,209 1,371
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

31
1,114 865
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

32
2,216 1,159
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Catcher

33
2,433 1,065
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

34
1,338 862
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman

35
1,969 1,002
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

36
2,412 1,156
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

37
1,802 1,330
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

38
3,080 1,484
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

39
1,523 1,170
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

40
1,245 845
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

41
2,161 1,152
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

42
1,324 843
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

43
1,725 1,016
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
carmela-launi added Outfielder, Center fielder

44
896 690
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

45
1,304 844
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

46
1,566 715
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman, Shortstop

47
1,579 895
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

48
733 475
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

49
2,126 1,012
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman

50
2,076 1,771
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder