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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
6,535 2,155
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
5,068 1,869
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Willie Mays Center fielder

3
4,889 1,524
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ted Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

4
4,217 1,442
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ty Cobb Outfielder, Center fielder

5
4,278 1,480
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Hank Aaron Right fielder, Outfielder

6
4,347 1,271
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

7
3,361 1,723
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
4,081 1,739
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
2,764 1,126
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Honus Wagner Shortstop

10
2,227 1,239
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rogers Hornsby Manager, Second baseman

11
2,700 1,259
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cy Young Pitcher

12
3,242 1,306
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Joe DiMaggio Center fielder

13
2,241 1,219
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Walter Johnson Pitcher

14
2,762 1,378
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
3,362 1,505
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
1,776 1,335
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mike Schmidt Third baseman

17
3,075 1,193
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Nolan Ryan Pitcher

18
1,856 1,927
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Albert Pujols First baseman

19
2,858 1,551
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Roberto Clemente Right fielder

20
1,607 1,091
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

21
2,041 1,235
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Greg Maddux Pitcher

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22
2,087 1,024
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

23
1,286 869
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

24
1,903 1,068
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Bob Gibson Pitcher

25
1,666 686
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Tony Gwynn Right fielder, Outfielder

26
3,050 1,627
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

27
2,074 876
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Randy Johnson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

28
986 622
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mel Ott Right fielder, Outfielder

The Best Hitters in Baseball History

29
1,275 935
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

30
1,542 1,059
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

31
1,555 1,112
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
1,285 641
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Warren Spahn Starting pitcher, Pitcher

33
2,649 1,255
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Jackie Robinson Second baseman

34
1,085 739
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Hank Greenberg Outfielder, First baseman

35
1,039 652
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

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36
1,855 1,021
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Johnny Bench Catcher

37
2,044 940
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Yogi Berra Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

38
1,847 976
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rickey Henderson Left fielder

39
630 532
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cap Anson First baseman

40
591 530
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ed Delahanty Left fielder

41
865 736
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Nap Lajoie Second baseman

42
1,120 726
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Steve Carlton Pitcher

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

43
1,217 671
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
carmela-launi added Mike Trout Outfielder, Center fielder

44
1,358 772
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
1,651 1,442
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Barry Bonds Left fielder

46
1,108 754
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

47
1,824 874
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
1,343 634
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

49
965 470
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Lefty Grove Pitcher

50
1,430 754
Satchel Paige is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Satchel Paige Pitcher