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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 ball-players 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
6,240 2,040
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Babe Ruth Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

2
4,855 1,740
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Willie Mays Center fielder

3
4,024 1,348
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ty Cobb Outfielder, Center fielder

4
4,640 1,437
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ted Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

5
4,075 1,384
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Hank Aaron Right fielder, Outfielder

6
3,898 1,634
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mickey Mantle Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

7
4,142 1,220
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

8
3,190 1,647
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Stan Musial Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

9
2,659 1,053
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Honus Wagner Shortstop

10
2,134 1,167
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rogers Hornsby Manager, Second baseman

11
2,565 1,200
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cy Young Pitcher

12
3,094 1,247
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Joe DiMaggio Center fielder

13
2,125 1,168
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Walter Johnson Pitcher

14
2,630 1,333
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Sandy Koufax Pitcher

The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

15
3,220 1,413
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ken Griffey, Jr. Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

16
1,715 1,242
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mike Schmidt Third baseman

17
2,952 1,123
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Nolan Ryan Pitcher

18
2,756 1,470
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Roberto Clemente Right fielder

19
1,771 1,780
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Albert Pujols First baseman

20
1,960 1,144
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Greg Maddux Pitcher

21
1,527 1,046
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

The Best Cat Litter Brands

22
1,972 971
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

23
1,221 820
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

24
1,823 1,012
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Bob Gibson Pitcher

25
1,594 613
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Tony Gwynn Right fielder, Outfielder

26
2,000 808
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Randy Johnson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

27
2,910 1,560
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

28
1,219 860
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

The Best Hitters in Baseball History

29
927 582
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mel Ott Right fielder, Outfielder

30
1,507 1,055
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Frank Robinson Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

31
1,477 1,022
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

32
1,221 609
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Warren Spahn Starting pitcher, Pitcher

33
2,536 1,191
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Jackie Robinson Second baseman

34
999 594
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

35
1,786 975
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Johnny Bench Catcher

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

36
1,779 921
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rickey Henderson Left fielder

37
1,020 707
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Hank Greenberg Outfielder, First baseman

38
1,955 903
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Yogi Berra Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

39
586 489
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cap Anson First baseman

40
551 489
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ed Delahanty Left fielder

41
1,084 697
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Steve Carlton Pitcher

42
1,565 1,350
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Barry Bonds Left fielder

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

43
1,311 737
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
George Brett Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

44
824 705
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Nap Lajoie Second baseman

45
1,065 728
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

46
1,302 600
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

47
1,759 833
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cal Ripken, Jr. Shortstop, Third baseman

48
1,108 609
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
carmela-launi added Mike Trout Outfielder, Center fielder

49
927 451
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Lefty Grove Pitcher

50
1,380 720
Satchel Paige is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Satchel Paige Pitcher