Baseball The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time  

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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 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
8,743 2,700
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

2
5,817 2,038
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

3
6,002 1,677
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

4
6,480 2,131
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

5
4,649 2,316
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

6
6,241 2,960
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

7
5,300 2,565
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

8
5,323 2,477
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

9
3,363 1,589
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Second baseman

10
3,763 1,730
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop

11
3,404 1,517
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

12
3,999 1,540
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

13
4,144 1,948
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

14
2,566 1,339
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

15
3,554 2,049
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

16
2,111 1,130
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

17
3,029 1,331
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

18
2,329 1,253
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

19
4,139 2,434
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

20
2,297 2,125
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

21
1,102 805
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

22
3,754 1,866
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

23
3,495 2,102
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder

24
1,427 891
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

25
2,302 2,885
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

26
1,765 840
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

27
937 778
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

28
1,215 908
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

29
3,770 2,084
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

30
2,457 1,784
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

31
1,445 896
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman

32
2,342 1,193
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Catcher

33
2,564 1,095
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

34
2,275 1,470
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

35
1,419 875
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

36
2,482 1,243
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

37
1,854 1,416
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

38
2,033 1,092
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

39
3,173 1,562
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

40
1,832 1,109
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
carmela-launi added Outfielder, Center fielder

41
1,572 1,262
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

42
2,224 1,229
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

43
973 720
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

44
1,280 928
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

45
1,366 881
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

46
794 502
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

47
1,661 926
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

48
1,625 755
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman, Shortstop

49
2,216 1,048
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman

50
2,161 1,863
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder