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
9,333 2,823
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

2
6,222 2,243
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

3
6,427 1,841
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

4
6,940 2,265
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

5
5,000 2,484
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

6
6,597 3,227
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

7
3,691 1,714
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Second baseman

8
5,541 2,866
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

9
5,619 2,750
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

10
4,115 1,821
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop

11
3,741 1,608
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

12
4,361 1,629
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

13
2,872 1,419
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

14
4,424 2,122
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

15
2,392 1,216
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

16
3,370 1,410
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

17
2,621 1,330
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

18
3,715 2,305
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

19
4,356 2,711
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

20
1,314 914
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

21
2,442 2,320
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

22
1,612 982
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

23
3,678 2,265
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder

24
1,964 907
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

25
3,916 2,060
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher