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
7,849 2,532
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

2
5,167 1,806
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

3
5,313 1,509
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

4
4,174 2,028
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

5
5,847 1,898
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

6
5,782 2,536
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

7
4,950 2,055
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

8
4,844 2,210
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

9
2,841 1,463
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Second baseman

10
3,247 1,578
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop

11
3,411 1,452
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

12
2,872 1,418
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

13
3,848 1,571
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

14
3,314 1,633
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

15
3,849 1,993
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

16
2,103 1,247
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

17
1,677 1,022
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

18
2,577 1,232
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

19
2,073 1,796
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

20
3,508 1,611
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

21
1,938 1,168
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

22
3,272 1,870
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder

23
2,168 2,526
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

24
872 689
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

25
2,297 1,561
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

26
3,502 1,886
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

27
1,187 804
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

28
2,133 1,307
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

29
1,506 763
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

30
772 672
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

31
1,898 923
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

32
2,338 1,090
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

33
1,033 831
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

34
2,108 1,132
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Catcher

35
1,741 1,290
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

36
2,312 1,041
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

37
1,267 836
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman

38
2,977 1,447
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

39
1,467 1,118
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

40
1,629 940
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
carmela-launi added Outfielder, Center fielder

41
1,192 800
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

42
2,093 1,110
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

43
1,261 824
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

44
1,256 814
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

45
1,517 692
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman, Shortstop

46
1,524 867
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

47
851 670
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

48
2,059 982
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman

49
1,992 1,695
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

50
691 459
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder