Baseball The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time  

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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
7,595 2,484
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
4,972 1,726
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ty Cobb Outfielder, Center fielder

3
5,664 2,392
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Willie Mays Center fielder

4
5,103 1,465
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

5
4,019 1,964
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
5,641 1,861
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ted Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

7
4,849 1,917
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Hank Aaron Right fielder, Outfielder

8
4,731 2,090
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
3,172 1,446
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Honus Wagner Shortstop

10
2,695 1,417
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rogers Hornsby Manager, Second baseman

11
3,250 1,419
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cy Young Pitcher

12
2,728 1,372
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Walter Johnson Pitcher

13
3,733 1,520
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Joe DiMaggio Center fielder

14
3,214 1,567
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Sandy Koufax Pitcher

15
3,766 1,889
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
1,994 1,216
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

17
2,017 1,717
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mike Schmidt Third baseman

18
2,475 1,201
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

19
1,584 990
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

20
3,424 1,550
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Nolan Ryan Pitcher

21
3,201 1,815
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Roberto Clemente Right fielder

22
1,866 1,145
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

23
2,122 2,436
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Albert Pujols First baseman

24
2,249 1,500
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Greg Maddux Pitcher

25
822 659
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cap Anson First baseman

26
3,423 1,839
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

27
1,151 768
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mel Ott Right fielder, Outfielder

28
2,093 1,257
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Bob Gibson Pitcher

29
1,864 879
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Tony Gwynn Right fielder, Outfielder

30
1,467 734
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Warren Spahn Starting pitcher, Pitcher

31
2,289 1,051
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Randy Johnson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

32
739 644
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ed Delahanty Left fielder

33
1,714 1,250
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Frank Robinson Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

34
2,059 1,108
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Johnny Bench Catcher

35
988 806
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Nap Lajoie Second baseman

36
2,919 1,417
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Jackie Robinson Second baseman

37
1,171 767
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
1,227 814
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Hank Greenberg Outfielder, First baseman

39
2,250 1,026
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Yogi Berra Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

40
1,579 895
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
carmela-launi added Mike Trout Outfielder, Center fielder

41
1,434 1,089
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

42
2,045 1,090
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rickey Henderson Left fielder

43
1,232 808
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

44
1,230 797
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Steve Carlton Pitcher

45
1,490 678
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

46
833 655
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Eddie Collins Second baseman

47
1,494 849
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
George Brett Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

48
675 438
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Al Simmons Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

49
2,014 968
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
1,940 1,658
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Barry Bonds Left fielder