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. 

1
7,226 2,419
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
5,506 2,201
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Willie Mays Center fielder

3
4,704 1,652
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ty Cobb Outfielder, Center fielder

4
5,418 1,745
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ted Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

5
3,786 1,887
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Stan Musial Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

6
4,822 1,416
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

7
4,703 1,736
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Hank Aaron Right fielder, Outfielder

8
4,537 1,973
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
3,040 1,307
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Honus Wagner Shortstop

10
2,500 1,365
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rogers Hornsby Manager, Second baseman

11
3,042 1,375
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cy Young Pitcher

12
2,543 1,319
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Walter Johnson Pitcher

13
3,565 1,445
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Joe DiMaggio Center fielder

14
3,059 1,498
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Sandy Koufax Pitcher

The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

15
3,659 1,728
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
1,940 1,565
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mike Schmidt Third baseman

17
3,337 1,410
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Nolan Ryan Pitcher

18
1,826 1,175
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

19
2,329 1,127
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

20
2,060 2,248
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Albert Pujols First baseman

21
1,440 946
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

The Best Sandal Brands of All Time

22
3,110 1,713
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Roberto Clemente Right fielder

23
2,187 1,389
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Greg Maddux Pitcher

24
1,717 1,115
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

25
1,100 710
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mel Ott Right fielder, Outfielder

26
2,043 1,182
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Bob Gibson Pitcher

27
1,808 811
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Tony Gwynn Right fielder, Outfielder

28
3,315 1,772
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

The Best Hitters in Baseball History

29
2,239 993
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Randy Johnson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

30
738 615
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cap Anson First baseman

31
1,408 709
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Warren Spahn Starting pitcher, Pitcher

32
1,677 1,208
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Frank Robinson Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

33
677 613
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ed Delahanty Left fielder

34
1,401 1,047
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

35
1,488 814
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
carmela-launi added Mike Trout Outfielder, Center fielder

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

36
2,862 1,374
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Jackie Robinson Second baseman

37
1,132 731
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

38
1,996 1,085
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Johnny Bench Catcher

39
1,187 797
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Hank Greenberg Outfielder, First baseman

40
2,184 1,005
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Yogi Berra Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

41
943 791
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Nap Lajoie Second baseman

42
1,996 1,054
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rickey Henderson Left fielder

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

43
1,188 797
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

44
1,459 665
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

45
1,461 828
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
George Brett Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

46
1,194 777
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Steve Carlton Pitcher

47
807 640
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Eddie Collins Second baseman

48
1,886 1,604
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Barry Bonds Left fielder

49
1,970 950
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cal Ripken, Jr. Shortstop, Third baseman

50
654 427
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Al Simmons Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder