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
8,400 2,636
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

2
5,563 1,941
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

3
5,739 1,604
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

4
6,228 2,052
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

5
4,463 2,206
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

6
6,056 2,792
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

7
5,148 2,401
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

8
5,181 2,315
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

9
3,157 1,539
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Second baseman

10
3,542 1,689
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop

11
3,771 1,503
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

12
3,191 1,483
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

13
4,027 1,787
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

14
3,468 1,872
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

15
2,375 1,298
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

16
1,936 1,080
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

17
2,824 1,287
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

18
4,015 2,257
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

19
2,156 1,212
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

20
2,190 1,983
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

21
3,657 1,739
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

22
3,400 1,985
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder

23
2,250 2,714
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

24
985 750
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

25
1,299 853
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

26
1,632 804
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

27
2,385 1,677
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

28
3,655 1,988
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

29
845 727
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

30
2,219 1,375
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

31
1,118 869
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

32
2,443 1,069
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

33
2,222 1,165
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Catcher

34
1,343 866
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman

35
1,979 1,008
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

36
2,424 1,161
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

37
1,809 1,335
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

38
3,091 1,487
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

39
1,530 1,176
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

40
1,251 849
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

41
2,170 1,157
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

42
1,329 845
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

43
1,740 1,021
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
carmela-launi added Outfielder, Center fielder

44
1,308 848
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

45
899 694
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

46
1,573 717
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman, Shortstop

47
1,588 897
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

48
736 476
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

49
2,141 1,013
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman

50
2,089 1,779
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder