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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. 

1
6,858 2,280
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
5,286 2,001
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Willie Mays Center fielder

3
4,429 1,532
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ty Cobb Outfielder, Center fielder

4
5,127 1,610
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ted Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

5
4,479 1,586
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Hank Aaron Right fielder, Outfielder

6
4,563 1,341
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

7
3,543 1,806
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
4,303 1,826
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
2,904 1,188
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Honus Wagner Shortstop

10
2,339 1,308
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rogers Hornsby Manager, Second baseman

11
2,850 1,310
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cy Young Pitcher

12
2,362 1,272
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Walter Johnson Pitcher

13
3,384 1,367
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Joe DiMaggio Center fielder

14
2,889 1,430
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Sandy Koufax Pitcher

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15
3,506 1,593
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
1,853 1,434
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mike Schmidt Third baseman

17
3,200 1,282
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Nolan Ryan Pitcher

18
1,965 2,069
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Albert Pujols First baseman

19
1,701 1,136
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

20
2,205 1,075
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

21
2,966 1,627
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Roberto Clemente Right fielder

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

22
1,354 909
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

23
2,104 1,313
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Greg Maddux Pitcher

24
1,033 671
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mel Ott Right fielder, Outfielder

25
1,963 1,132
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Bob Gibson Pitcher

26
1,728 747
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Tony Gwynn Right fielder, Outfielder

27
3,183 1,701
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

28
1,618 1,088
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time

29
2,156 936
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Randy Johnson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

30
1,617 1,161
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Frank Robinson Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

31
679 569
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cap Anson First baseman

32
1,339 679
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Warren Spahn Starting pitcher, Pitcher

33
2,762 1,317
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Jackie Robinson Second baseman

34
1,336 1,003
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

35
1,083 692
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
624 565
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ed Delahanty Left fielder

37
1,921 1,057
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Johnny Bench Catcher

38
1,347 737
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
carmela-launi added Mike Trout Outfielder, Center fielder

39
1,139 775
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Hank Greenberg Outfielder, First baseman

40
2,109 978
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Yogi Berra Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

41
1,910 1,023
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rickey Henderson Left fielder

42
903 762
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Nap Lajoie Second baseman

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43
1,404 799
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
George Brett Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

44
1,149 753
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Steve Carlton Pitcher

45
1,752 1,525
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Barry Bonds Left fielder

46
1,401 648
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

47
1,138 778
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

48
1,889 920
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cal Ripken, Jr. Shortstop, Third baseman

49
770 617
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Eddie Collins Second baseman

50
1,479 780
Satchel Paige is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Satchel Paige Pitcher