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
8,113 2,585
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

2
5,346 1,870
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

3
5,511 1,554
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

4
6,011 1,977
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

5
4,300 2,119
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

6
5,908 2,651
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

7
4,994 2,280
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

8
5,050 2,170
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

9
2,973 1,505
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Second baseman

10
3,347 1,655
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop

11
3,564 1,478
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

12
3,016 1,445
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

13
3,934 1,646
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

14
3,394 1,727
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

15
2,214 1,278
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

16
3,928 2,104
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

17
1,776 1,055
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

18
2,662 1,258
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

19
2,128 1,850
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

20
2,000 1,193
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

21
3,584 1,659
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

22
3,333 1,912
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder

23
2,208 2,599
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

24
909 721
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

25
2,341 1,605
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

26
3,577 1,919
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

27
1,223 830
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

28
1,548 783
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

29
2,170 1,338
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

30
800 698
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

31
1,931 958
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

32
2,379 1,118
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

33
1,068 845
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

34
2,372 1,050
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

35
2,154 1,149
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Catcher

36
1,295 850
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman

37
1,768 1,308
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

38
3,031 1,461
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

39
1,223 816
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

40
1,495 1,140
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

41
1,679 972
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
carmela-launi added Outfielder, Center fielder

42
2,124 1,128
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

43
1,288 834
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

44
1,281 824
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

45
1,541 704
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman, Shortstop

46
873 676
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

47
1,551 879
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

48
2,093 995
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman

49
710 466
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

50
2,038 1,728
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder