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The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time 

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Updated February 14, 2020 515.9k votes 30.3k voters 359k views 620 items

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 top MLB players 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
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder
2
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder
3
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time
First baseman
4
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder
5
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time
Pitcher
6
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time
Center fielder
7
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time
Pitcher
8
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time
Shortstop
9
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder
10
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time
Manager, Second baseman
11
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time
Center fielder
12
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder
13
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time
14
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman
15
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time
First baseman
16
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time
17
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time
Pitcher
18
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Catcher
19
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time
Catcher
20
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
21
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder
22
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time
Second baseman
23
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Infielder
24
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time
Right fielder
25
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman