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
8,134 2,591
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

2
5,365 1,877
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

3
5,529 1,559
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

4
6,027 1,988
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

5
4,312 2,128
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

6
5,921 2,662
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

7
5,006 2,291
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

8
5,065 2,180
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

9
2,991 1,507
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Second baseman

10
3,366 1,659
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop

11
3,580 1,483
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

12
3,033 1,448
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

13
3,940 1,659
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

14
3,400 1,741
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

15
2,229 1,282
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

16
3,937 2,118
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

17
1,792 1,058
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

18
2,676 1,262
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

19
2,134 1,859
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

20
2,014 1,195
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

21
3,591 1,664
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

22
3,340 1,916
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder

23
2,210 2,608
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

24
914 725
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

25
2,349 1,608
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

26
3,585 1,921
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

27
1,230 832
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

28
1,555 785
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

29
2,174 1,340
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

30
802 702
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

31
1,935 962
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

32
2,383 1,121
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

33
1,071 849
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

34
2,376 1,052
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

35
2,161 1,150
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Catcher

36
1,773 1,309
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

37
1,297 853
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman

38
3,037 1,463
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

39
1,226 819
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

40
1,499 1,143
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

41
1,685 975
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
carmela-launi added Outfielder, Center fielder

42
2,128 1,132
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

43
1,291 835
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

44
1,283 826
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

45
1,545 705
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman, Shortstop

46
876 678
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

47
1,554 880
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

48
2,098 996
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman

49
713 467
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

50
2,045 1,732
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder