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. 

1
7,183 2,407
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
5,485 2,178
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Willie Mays Center fielder

3
4,676 1,641
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ty Cobb Outfielder, Center fielder

4
5,399 1,724
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ted Williams Outfielder, Left fielder

5
4,800 1,408
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

6
3,761 1,878
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Stan Musial Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

7
4,683 1,721
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Hank Aaron Right fielder, Outfielder

8
4,511 1,954
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mickey Mantle Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

9
3,028 1,297
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Honus Wagner Shortstop

10
2,480 1,359
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rogers Hornsby Manager, Second baseman

11
3,022 1,367
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cy Young Pitcher

12
2,526 1,315
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Walter Johnson Pitcher

13
3,548 1,433
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Joe DiMaggio Center fielder

14
3,046 1,488
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
3,643 1,717
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
1,934 1,550
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mike Schmidt Third baseman

17
3,323 1,397
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Nolan Ryan Pitcher

18
1,811 1,175
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

19
2,320 1,124
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

20
2,053 2,233
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Albert Pujols First baseman

21
3,095 1,706
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Roberto Clemente Right fielder

The Best Sandal Brands of All Time

22
1,429 944
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

23
2,180 1,383
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Greg Maddux Pitcher

24
1,704 1,114
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

25
1,095 708
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Mel Ott Right fielder, Outfielder

26
2,034 1,179
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Bob Gibson Pitcher

27
3,302 1,764
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

28
1,800 806
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Tony Gwynn Right fielder, Outfielder

The Best Hitters in Baseball History

29
2,229 990
Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Randy Johnson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

30
732 613
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cap Anson First baseman

31
1,398 708
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Warren Spahn Starting pitcher, Pitcher

32
1,667 1,206
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Frank Robinson Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

33
669 610
Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ed Delahanty Left fielder

34
2,854 1,368
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Jackie Robinson Second baseman

35
1,479 805
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
carmela-launi added Mike Trout Outfielder, Center fielder

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

36
1,393 1,043
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

37
1,127 728
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

38
1,988 1,084
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Johnny Bench Catcher

39
2,174 1,002
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Yogi Berra Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

40
1,180 797
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Hank Greenberg Outfielder, First baseman

41
1,985 1,049
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Rickey Henderson Left fielder

42
938 790
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Nap Lajoie Second baseman

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

43
1,180 797
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

44
1,453 825
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
George Brett Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

45
1,452 665
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

46
1,188 776
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Steve Carlton Pitcher

47
1,871 1,596
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Barry Bonds Left fielder

48
802 640
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Eddie Collins Second baseman

49
1,963 947
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Cal Ripken, Jr. Shortstop, Third baseman

50
649 427
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
Al Simmons Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder