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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
6,540 2,156
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
5,071 1,871
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Willie Mays Center fielder

3
4,893 1,525
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ted Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

4
4,219 1,443
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ty Cobb Outfielder, Center fielder

5
4,281 1,482
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Hank Aaron Right fielder, Outfielder

6
4,352 1,272
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

7
3,363 1,725
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
4,083 1,741
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
2,767 1,127
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Honus Wagner Shortstop

10
2,229 1,240
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rogers Hornsby Manager, Second baseman

11
2,702 1,261
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cy Young Pitcher

12
3,245 1,307
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Joe DiMaggio Center fielder

13
2,244 1,220
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Walter Johnson Pitcher

14
2,765 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
3,364 1,507
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
1,777 1,338
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mike Schmidt Third baseman

17
3,076 1,195
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Nolan Ryan Pitcher

18
1,857 1,929
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Albert Pujols First baseman

19
2,860 1,552
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Roberto Clemente Right fielder

20
1,609 1,092
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

21
2,090 1,024
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

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22
2,042 1,237
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Greg Maddux Pitcher

23
1,288 870
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

24
1,904 1,071
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Bob Gibson Pitcher

25
1,668 688
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Tony Gwynn Right fielder, Outfielder

26
3,052 1,630
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

27
2,076 878
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Randy Johnson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

28
987 624
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
1,277 937
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

30
1,545 1,060
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

31
1,555 1,114
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
1,287 642
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Warren Spahn Starting pitcher, Pitcher

33
2,651 1,256
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Jackie Robinson Second baseman

34
1,087 740
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Hank Greenberg Outfielder, First baseman

35
1,856 1,023
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Johnny Bench Catcher

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36
1,040 655
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

37
2,045 943
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Yogi Berra Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

38
1,848 978
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rickey Henderson Left fielder

39
632 533
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cap Anson First baseman

40
593 531
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ed Delahanty Left fielder

41
867 737
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Nap Lajoie Second baseman

42
1,122 727
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
1,219 672
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
1,360 773
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
1,655 1,444
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Barry Bonds Left fielder

46
1,110 755
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

47
1,825 876
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
1,345 634
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

49
967 470
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Lefty Grove Pitcher

50
1,431 755
Satchel Paige is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Satchel Paige Pitcher