athletes The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time  

Ranker Community
Originally by
225.5k votes 13.4k voters 244.8k views 816 items Embed

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 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
4,994 1,526
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox, Boston Braves, New York Yankees

The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame The Best Cruise Ships for Families

2
3,904 1,306
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

3
3,695 1,132
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ted Williams Boston Red Sox

4
3,248 1,015
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ty Cobb Philadelphia Athletics, Detroit Tigers

5
3,256 1,042
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Hank Aaron Milwaukee Brewers, Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Braves

6
3,146 1,281
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mickey Mantle New York Yankees

7
3,339 964
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Lou Gehrig New York Yankees

8
2,580 1,352
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals

9
2,171 799
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Honus Wagner Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates

10
1,755 902
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rogers Hornsby New York Giants, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Browns

11
2,496 995
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees

12
2,074 979
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cy Young Cleveland Spiders, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Naps

13
2,555 1,064
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ken Griffey, Jr. Chicago White Sox, Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds

14
1,714 963
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Walter Johnson Washington Senators

15
2,255 1,234
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates

The Best Hitters in Baseball History The Weirdest Sports from Around the World

16
2,385 824
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Nolan Ryan Texas Rangers, Houston Astros, California Angels

17
2,366 1,237
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pete Rose Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos, Cincinnati Reds

18
1,346 973
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies

19
2,079 1,137
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers, Brooklyn Dodgers

20
1,585 593
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Randy Johnson Montreal Expos, Arizona Diamondbacks, Seattle Mariners

21
1,569 778
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shoeless Joe Jackson Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Naps

22
1,548 911
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Greg Maddux San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs

23
1,245 868
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Jimmie Foxx Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Athletics

24
1,220 884
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Christy Mathewson New York Giants, Cincinnati Reds

25
1,362 1,350
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals

26
1,255 907
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Frank Robinson Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians

27
1,277 409
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Tony Gwynn San Diego Padres

28
1,502 884
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Bob Gibson St. Louis Cardinals

29
1,427 749
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rickey Henderson San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time Sci Fi Tech from TV & Movies You Most Wish Was Real

30
2,050 1,022
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers

31
981 682
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Tris Speaker Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians

32
1,006 499
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Warren Spahn San Francisco Giants, Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves

33
1,483 840
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Johnny Bench Cincinnati Reds

34
1,617 769
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Yogi Berra New York Yankees, New York Mets

35
914 571
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Steve Carlton Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, Chicago White Sox

36
897 616
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Grover Cleveland Alexander Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals

37
1,079 609
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
George Brett Kansas City Royals

38
840 585
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Hank Greenberg Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates

39
744 452
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mel Ott New York Giants

40
677 588
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Nap Lajoie Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Athletics, Cleveland Naps

41
933 667
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pedro Martínez Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox

42
592 461
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Eddie Collins Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox

43
795 469
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rod Carew Minnesota Twins, California Angels

The Best Closers in Baseball History The Best Wingstop Flavors

44
1,079 495
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ernie Banks Chicago Cubs

45
1,160 592
Satchel Paige is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Satchel Paige Kansas City Athletics, St. Louis Browns, Cleveland Indians

46
764 362
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Lefty Grove Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox

47
1,437 701
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cal Ripken, Jr. Baltimore Orioles

48
730 453
Al Kaline is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Al Kaline Detroit Tigers

49
439 370
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ed Delahanty Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Senators, Cleveland Infants

50
452 377
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cap Anson Chicago White Stockings, Chicago Colts