Best Athletes The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time  

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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
9,352 2,827
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

2
6,235 2,248
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

3
6,440 1,844
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

4
6,958 2,270
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

5
5,010 2,490
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

6
6,614 3,233
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

7
3,702 1,716
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Second baseman

8
5,548 2,874
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

9
5,628 2,756
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

10
4,125 1,822
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop

11
3,751 1,610
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

12
4,371 1,630
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

13
2,881 1,420
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

14
4,432 2,124
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

15
2,400 1,218
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

16
3,380 1,410
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

17
2,629 1,332
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

18
3,724 2,310
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

19
4,366 2,718
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

20
1,321 918
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

21
2,451 2,321
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

22
1,620 984
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

23
3,684 2,268
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder

24
1,968 910
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

25
1,090 885
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder