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The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time

Updated June 1, 2020 599.6k votes 33.1k voters 378.5k 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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  • 1
    Babe Ruth
    13,375
    3,984

    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#455 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time

  • 2
    Lou Gehrig
    9,253
    3,187

    Lou Gehrig

    First baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America,Germany

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

    BatsLeft-handed

    TeamsNew York Yankees

  • 3
    Ted Williams
    9,731
    3,591

    Ted Williams

    Outfielder, Left fielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, United States of America

    BatsLeft-handed

    TeamsBoston Red Sox

  • 4
    Ty Cobb
    8,913
    3,920

    Ty Cobb

    Outfielder, Center fielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNarrows, Georgia, United States of America

    BatsLeft-handed

    TeamsPhiladelphia Athletics, Detroit Tigers

  • 5
    Willie Mays
    9,503
    4,559

    Willie Mays

    Center fielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWestfield, Alabama, United States of America

    TeamsNew York Giants, San Francisco Giants, New York Mets

  • 6
    Cy Young
    6,359
    2,740

    Cy Young

    Pitcher

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceGilmore, Ohio

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

  • 7
    Walter Johnson
    5,718
    2,531

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceHumboldt, Kansas, United States of America

    TeamsWashington Senators

  • 8
    Rogers Hornsby
    5,741
    2,748

    Rogers Hornsby

    Manager, Second baseman

    BirthplaceWinters, Texas, United States of America

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

  • 9
    Hank Aaron
    8,112
    4,036

    Hank Aaron

    Right fielder, Outfielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama, United States of America

    BatsRight-handed

    TeamsMilwaukee Brewers, Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Braves

  • 10
    Honus Wagner
    5,914
    2,926

    Honus Wagner

    Shortstop

    NationalityUnited States of America, Germany

    BirthplaceChartiers Township, Pennsylvania

    TeamsLouisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates

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    #5 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame#1378 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time

  • 11
    Jimmie Foxx
    4,494
    2,186

    Jimmie Foxx

    First baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSudlersville, Maryland

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

  • 12
    Christy Mathewson
    4,157
    2,055

    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

  • 13
    Joe DiMaggio
    6,304
    3,117

    Joe DiMaggio

    Center fielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMartinez, California, United States of America

    TeamsNew York Yankees

  • 14
    Shoeless Joe Jackson
    5,034
    2,435

    BirthplaceSouth Carolina

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

  • 15
    Warren Spahn
    3,090
    1,510

    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#6 of 278 The Best Starting Pitchers of All Time

  • 16
    Ernie Banks
    2,521
    1,167

    Ernie Banks

    First baseman, Shortstop

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

    TeamsChicago Cubs

  • 17
    Tris Speaker
    3,778
    1,997

    Tris Speaker

    Outfielder, Center fielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceHubbard, Texas

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

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    #5 of 146 The Best Boston Red Sox Of All Time#2 of 104 The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time

  • 18
    Jackie Robinson
    4,494
    2,154

    Jackie Robinson

    Second baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceCairo, Georgia, United States of America

    BatsRight-handed

    TeamsBrooklyn Dodgers

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    #57 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#159 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive

  • 19
    Mickey Mantle
    7,550
    4,188

    Mickey Mantle

    Outfielder, First baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSpavinaw, Oklahoma, United States of America

    BatsAmbidexterity

    TeamsNew York Yankees

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    The Rise And Fall Of Mickey Mantle#4 of 149 The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time

  • 20
    Mike Trout
    4,706
    2,490

    Mike Trout

    Center Fielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceVineland, New Jersey

    BatsRight

    TeamsLos Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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    #1 of 62 The Most Likable Active MLB Players#25 of 25 The Most Hated Players In Baseball Right Now

  • 21
    Stan Musial
    6,874
    3,871

    Stan Musial

    Outfielder, Left fielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceDonora, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    TeamsSt. Louis Cardinals

  • 22
    Yogi Berra
    3,638
    1,792

    Yogi Berra

    Manager, Outfielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

    TeamsNew York Yankees, New York Mets

  • 23
    Johnny Bench
    3,493
    1,821

    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

    TeamsCincinnati Reds

  • 24
    Tony Gwynn
    3,258
    1,733

    Tony Gwynn

    Right fielder, Outfielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    TeamsSan Diego Padres

  • 25
    Roberto Clemente
    4,898
    2,704

    Roberto Clemente

    Right fielder

    BirthplaceSan Antón

    TeamsPittsburgh Pirates