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
8,347 2,631
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

2
5,528 1,937
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

3
5,700 1,603
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

4
6,190 2,046
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

5
4,432 2,198
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

6
6,038 2,766
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

7
5,126 2,376
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

8
5,163 2,288
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

9
3,127 1,538
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Second baseman

10
3,510 1,688
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop

11
3,734 1,502
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

12
3,164 1,479
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

13
4,011 1,759
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

14
3,455 1,847
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

15
2,347 1,295
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

16
1,908 1,075
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

17
3,997 2,227
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

18
2,793 1,282
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

19
2,125 1,210
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

20
2,173 1,954
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

21
3,646 1,722
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

22
3,387 1,971
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder

23
2,238 2,693
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

24
970 745
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

25
1,283 850
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

26
2,376 1,663
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

27
3,640 1,976
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

28
1,614 802
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

29
836 722
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

30
2,208 1,368
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

31
1,111 864
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

32
2,213 1,158
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Catcher

33
2,430 1,065
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

34
1,968 1,000
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

35
2,410 1,154
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

36
1,334 862
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman

37
1,800 1,330
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

38
3,079 1,483
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

39
1,521 1,169
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

40
1,243 844
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

41
2,158 1,150
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

42
1,724 1,012
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
carmela-launi added Outfielder, Center fielder

43
1,320 843
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

44
1,565 713
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman, Shortstop

45
1,301 844
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

46
892 690
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

47
1,576 895
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

48
730 475
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

49
2,123 1,012
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman

50
2,074 1,767
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder