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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
6,822 2,256
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
5,248 1,985
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Willie Mays Center fielder

3
4,400 1,519
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ty Cobb Outfielder, Center fielder

4
5,102 1,594
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ted Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

5
4,447 1,578
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Hank Aaron Right fielder, Outfielder

6
4,538 1,331
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

7
3,524 1,800
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
4,278 1,815
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
2,888 1,182
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Honus Wagner Shortstop

10
2,327 1,300
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rogers Hornsby Manager, Second baseman

11
2,833 1,302
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cy Young Pitcher

12
2,348 1,266
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Walter Johnson Pitcher

13
3,371 1,360
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Joe DiMaggio Center fielder

14
2,880 1,421
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
3,494 1,583
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
1,837 1,428
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mike Schmidt Third baseman

17
3,183 1,273
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Nolan Ryan Pitcher

18
1,952 2,058
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Albert Pujols First baseman

19
2,196 1,068
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

20
1,690 1,131
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

21
2,948 1,621
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Roberto Clemente Right fielder

The Best Sandal Brands of All Time

22
1,339 904
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

23
2,097 1,306
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Greg Maddux Pitcher

24
1,951 1,128
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Bob Gibson Pitcher

25
1,027 665
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mel Ott Right fielder, Outfielder

26
1,716 744
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Tony Gwynn Right fielder, Outfielder

27
3,162 1,693
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

28
2,145 930
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Randy Johnson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

The Best Hitters in Baseball History

29
1,603 1,084
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

30
1,602 1,159
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
671 562
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cap Anson First baseman

32
1,329 673
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Warren Spahn Starting pitcher, Pitcher

33
2,749 1,310
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Jackie Robinson Second baseman

34
1,324 998
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

35
1,077 684
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

36
620 557
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ed Delahanty Left fielder

37
1,907 1,053
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Johnny Bench Catcher

38
1,130 770
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Hank Greenberg Outfielder, First baseman

39
2,095 973
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Yogi Berra Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

40
1,325 726
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
1,900 1,017
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rickey Henderson Left fielder

42
894 758
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Nap Lajoie Second baseman

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

43
1,145 747
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Steve Carlton Pitcher

44
1,394 796
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
1,738 1,512
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Barry Bonds Left fielder

46
1,134 772
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

47
1,387 646
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

48
1,879 913
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
1,471 777
Satchel Paige is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Satchel Paige Pitcher

50
763 614
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Eddie Collins Second baseman