MLB 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
10,707 3,198
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder
2
7,155 2,703
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder
3
7,867 2,693
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder
4
7,349 2,230
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman
5
7,579 3,557
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder
6
5,620 2,895
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman
7
6,433 3,086
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder
8
4,245 2,027
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Second baseman
9
6,212 3,290
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder
10
4,725 2,058
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop
11
5,034 1,850
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher
12
4,314 1,857
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher
13
3,321 1,665
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman
14
5,092 2,373
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder
15
3,069 1,535
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
16
2,787 1,457
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder
17
3,920 1,634
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
18
4,119 2,653
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher
19
4,929 3,076
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder
20
2,841 2,634
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman
21
1,867 1,192
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder
22
2,814 3,519
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman
23
2,245 1,072
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
24
1,583 1,212
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman
25
4,370 2,269
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher