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
8,428 2,639
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

2
5,582 1,947
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

3
5,761 1,607
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

4
6,253 2,055
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

5
4,476 2,214
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

6
6,073 2,802
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

7
5,162 2,411
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

8
5,193 2,325
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

9
3,173 1,541
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Second baseman

10
3,558 1,691
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop

11
3,789 1,506
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

12
3,204 1,486
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

13
4,038 1,795
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Center fielder

14
3,479 1,881
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

15
2,388 1,301
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

16
1,948 1,084
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

17
2,838 1,290
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

18
4,023 2,270
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

19
2,166 1,217
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

20
2,203 1,992
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Third baseman

21
3,667 1,753
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

22
3,409 1,996
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder

23
997 755
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

24
2,255 2,730
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman

25
1,314 855
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

26
1,646 807
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

27
2,388 1,689
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

28
3,667 2,000
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

29
852 731
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

30
2,224 1,381
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

31
1,125 872
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

32
2,453 1,072
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

33
1,353 867
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman

34
2,230 1,169
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Catcher

35
1,985 1,015
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

36
2,430 1,169
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

37
1,814 1,343
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

38
3,102 1,494
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

39
1,535 1,184
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

40
1,338 846
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

41
1,254 857
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

42
2,174 1,163
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Left fielder

43
1,747 1,030
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
carmela-launi added Outfielder, Center fielder

44
906 696
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Second baseman

45
1,314 851
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pitcher

46
1,579 722
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman, Shortstop

47
1,596 899
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

48
742 477
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

49
2,148 1,018
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman

50
716 417
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
First baseman