Best Athletes 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
9,025 2,751
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

2
6,015 2,125
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

3
6,205 1,755
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

4
6,690 2,195
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

5
4,812 2,398
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

6
6,421 3,086
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

7
5,423 2,708
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

8
3,521 1,641
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Second baseman

9
5,465 2,609
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

10
3,940 1,768
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop

11
3,580 1,553
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

12
4,177 1,577
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

13
2,718 1,370
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

14
4,233 2,076
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

15
2,248 1,172
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

16
3,635 2,173
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

17
3,203 1,365
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

18
2,477 1,286
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

19
4,239 2,562
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

20
2,358 2,243
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

21
1,196 856
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

22
1,527 928
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

23
3,568 2,196
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder

24
3,830 1,973
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

25
1,868 866
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher