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
7,874 2,539
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

2
5,187 1,811
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

3
5,334 1,513
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

4
5,864 1,909
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

5
4,186 2,043
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

6
5,793 2,554
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

7
4,856 2,225
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

8
4,956 2,072
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

9
2,857 1,467
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Second baseman

10
3,253 1,592
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop

11
3,427 1,456
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

12
2,887 1,422
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

13
3,857 1,582
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

14
3,324 1,645
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

15
3,852 2,011
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

16
2,116 1,251
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

17
1,689 1,026
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

18
2,590 1,235
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

19
2,082 1,804
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

20
3,516 1,623
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

21
1,945 1,171
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

22
3,275 1,878
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder

23
2,170 2,536
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

24
878 693
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

25
2,303 1,567
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

26
3,509 1,891
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

27
1,190 808
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

28
1,509 767
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

29
2,135 1,314
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

30
777 676
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

31
1,898 930
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

32
2,340 1,095
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

33
1,039 832
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

34
2,113 1,134
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Catcher

35
2,318 1,042
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

36
1,272 837
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman

37
1,742 1,295
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

38
2,980 1,449
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

39
1,468 1,120
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

40
1,195 804
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

41
1,630 945
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
carmela-launi added Outfielder, Center fielder

42
2,095 1,115
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

43
1,267 824
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

44
1,261 815
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

45
1,518 695
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman, Shortstop

46
854 671
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

47
1,524 869
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

48
2,062 983
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman

49
1,995 1,699
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

50
694 460
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder