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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 ball-players 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
6,578 2,172
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
5,099 1,883
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Willie Mays Center fielder

3
4,919 1,536
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ted Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

4
4,244 1,458
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ty Cobb Outfielder, Center fielder

5
4,307 1,498
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Hank Aaron Right fielder, Outfielder

6
4,375 1,282
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

7
3,384 1,738
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Stan Musial Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

8
4,109 1,757
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
2,779 1,138
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Honus Wagner Shortstop

10
2,245 1,250
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rogers Hornsby Manager, Second baseman

11
2,726 1,266
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cy Young Pitcher

12
3,266 1,315
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Joe DiMaggio Center fielder

13
2,259 1,231
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Walter Johnson Pitcher

14
2,787 1,384
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Sandy Koufax Pitcher

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15
3,381 1,518
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
1,786 1,356
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mike Schmidt Third baseman

17
3,096 1,204
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Nolan Ryan Pitcher

18
1,867 1,945
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Albert Pujols First baseman

19
2,877 1,561
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Roberto Clemente Right fielder

20
1,621 1,101
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

21
2,109 1,031
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

22
2,048 1,251
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Greg Maddux Pitcher

23
1,293 879
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

24
1,910 1,081
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Bob Gibson Pitcher

25
1,677 700
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Tony Gwynn Right fielder, Outfielder

26
3,067 1,638
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

27
2,087 887
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Randy Johnson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

28
992 634
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mel Ott Right fielder, Outfielder

The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time

29
1,285 949
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

30
1,551 1,067
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

31
1,561 1,123
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Frank Robinson Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

32
1,292 648
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Warren Spahn Starting pitcher, Pitcher

33
2,667 1,260
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Jackie Robinson Second baseman

34
1,093 747
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Hank Greenberg Outfielder, First baseman

35
1,862 1,030
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Johnny Bench Catcher

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36
1,044 661
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

37
1,854 983
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rickey Henderson Left fielder

38
2,049 950
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Yogi Berra Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

39
635 538
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cap Anson First baseman

40
594 535
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ed Delahanty Left fielder

41
868 740
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Nap Lajoie Second baseman

42
1,237 677
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
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43
1,669 1,446
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Barry Bonds Left fielder

44
1,364 777
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
1,123 732
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Steve Carlton Pitcher

46
1,113 758
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

47
1,831 878
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cal Ripken, Jr. Shortstop, Third baseman

48
1,349 636
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

49
968 473
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Lefty Grove Pitcher

50
1,438 756
Satchel Paige is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Satchel Paige Pitcher