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The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time

Updated June 1, 2020 604.3k votes 33.3k voters 380.0k views582 items

List RulesPlease 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. 

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  • Babe Ruth1
    13,456
    4,012

    Babe Ruth

    Right fielder, Outfielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplacePigtown, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    TeamsBoston Red Sox, Boston Braves, New York Yankees

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    #34 of 39 Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball#115 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive

  • Lou Gehrig2
    9,308
    3,241

    Lou Gehrig

    First baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceYorkville, New York City, New York, United States of America

    BatsLeft-handed

    TeamsNew York Yankees

  • Ted Williams3
    9,810
    3,618

    Ted Williams

    Outfielder, Left fielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, United States of America

    BatsLeft-handed

    TeamsBoston Red Sox

  • Ty Cobb4
    8,981
    3,951

    Ty Cobb

    Outfielder, Center fielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNarrows, Georgia, United States of America

    BatsLeft-handed

    TeamsPhiladelphia Athletics, Detroit Tigers

  • Willie Mays5
    9,601
    4,570

    Willie Mays

    Center fielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWestfield, Alabama, United States of America

    TeamsNew York Giants, San Francisco Giants, New York Mets

  • Cy Young6
    6,402
    2,769

    Cy Young

    Pitcher

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceGilmore, Ohio

    TeamsCleveland Spiders, Boston Americans, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Naps, St. Louis Perfectos

  • Walter Johnson7
    5,768
    2,551

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceHumboldt, Kansas, United States of America

    TeamsWashington Senators

  • Rogers Hornsby8
    5,776
    2,768

    Rogers Hornsby

    Manager, Second baseman

    BirthplaceWinters, Texas, United States of America

    TeamsNew York Giants, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Browns, Boston Braves, St. Louis Cardinals

  • Hank Aaron9
    8,198
    4,041

    Hank Aaron

    Right fielder, Outfielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama, United States of America

    BatsRight-handed

    TeamsMilwaukee Brewers, Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Braves

  • Honus Wagner10
    5,966
    2,939

    Honus Wagner

    Shortstop

    NationalityUnited States of America, Germany

    BirthplaceChartiers Township, Pennsylvania

    TeamsLouisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates

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    #1376 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time#5 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

  • Jimmie Foxx11
    4,527
    2,201

    Jimmie Foxx

    First baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSudlersville, Maryland

    TeamsPhiladelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox

  • Christy Mathewson12
    4,192
    2,069

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceFactoryville, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    TeamsNew York Giants, Cincinnati Reds

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    #19 of 25 Longest Pitching Streaks in Baseball #62 of 101 The Most Beloved US Veterans

  • Shoeless Joe Jackson13
    5,073
    2,459

    BirthplaceSouth Carolina

    TeamsPhiladelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Naps, Cleveland Indians

  • Joe DiMaggio14
    6,345
    3,136

    Joe DiMaggio

    Center fielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMartinez, California, United States of America

    TeamsNew York Yankees

  • Warren Spahn15
    3,120
    1,530

    Warren Spahn

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, United States of America

    TeamsSan Francisco Giants, Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, New York Mets

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    #8 of 106 The Best Atlanta Braves Of All Time#453 of 583 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

  • Tris Speaker16
    3,809
    2,009

    Tris Speaker

    Outfielder, Center fielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceHubbard, Texas

    TeamsPhiladelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators

  • Ernie Banks17
    2,549
    1,197

    Ernie Banks

    First baseman, Shortstop

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

    TeamsChicago Cubs

  • Mickey Mantle18
    7,617
    4,197

    Mickey Mantle

    Outfielder, First baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSpavinaw, Oklahoma, United States of America

    BatsAmbidexterity

    TeamsNew York Yankees

  • Jackie Robinson19
    4,534
    2,174

    Jackie Robinson

    Second baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceCairo, Georgia, United States of America

    BatsRight-handed

    TeamsBrooklyn Dodgers

  • Mike Trout20
    4,760
    2,516

    Mike Trout

    Center Fielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceVineland, New Jersey

    BatsRight

    TeamsLos Angeles Angels of Anaheim

  • Stan Musial21
    6,938
    3,876

    Stan Musial

    Outfielder, Left fielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceDonora, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    TeamsSt. Louis Cardinals

  • Yogi Berra22
    3,666
    1,817

    Yogi Berra

    Manager, Outfielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceThe Hill, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    TeamsNew York Yankees, New York Mets

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    #39 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#1332 of 1,355 The Greatest Minds of All Time

  • Johnny Bench23
    3,542
    1,831

    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

    TeamsCincinnati Reds

  • Tony Gwynn24
    3,287
    1,750

    Tony Gwynn

    Right fielder, Outfielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    TeamsSan Diego Padres

  • Lefty Grove25
    1,860
    967

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLonaconing, Maryland

    TeamsPhiladelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox

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    #4 of 146 The Best Boston Red Sox Of All Time#5 of 278 The Best Starting Pitchers of All Time