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
8,676 2,686
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

2
5,774 2,008
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

3
5,948 1,656
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

4
6,432 2,112
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

5
4,614 2,288
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

6
6,199 2,932
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

7
5,265 2,534
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

8
5,290 2,449
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

9
3,328 1,569
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Second baseman

10
3,719 1,717
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop

11
3,957 1,525
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

12
3,366 1,504
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

13
4,116 1,920
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

14
2,529 1,328
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

15
3,534 2,014
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

16
2,082 1,111
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

17
2,985 1,320
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

18
2,299 1,236
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

19
4,105 2,402
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

20
2,283 2,086
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

21
1,074 786
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

22
3,736 1,836
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

23
3,475 2,074
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder

24
1,397 880
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

25
2,291 2,844
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

26
1,735 829
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

27
912 762
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

28
3,750 2,059
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

29
1,189 894
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

30
2,442 1,758
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

31
1,419 883
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman

32
2,311 1,186
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Catcher

33
2,530 1,088
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

34
2,264 1,441
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

35
1,847 1,394
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

36
2,467 1,224
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

37
2,023 1,070
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

38
1,391 863
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

39
3,156 1,545
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

40
1,567 1,241
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

41
1,808 1,087
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
carmela-launi added Outfielder, Center fielder

42
2,210 1,213
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

43
1,273 911
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

44
956 711
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

45
1,355 871
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

46
781 492
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

47
1,651 918
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

48
1,609 749
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman, Shortstop

49
2,200 1,038
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman

50
746 435
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman