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List of Famous Baseball Players

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List of famous baseball players, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top baseball players in the world? This includes the most prominent baseball players, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable baseball players is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic baseball players were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned baseball players.

This list below has a variety of people, like Babe Ruth and Willie Mays, in it.

From reputable, prominent, and well known baseball players to the lesser known baseball players of today, these are some of the best professionals in the baseball player field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous baseball players ever?" and "What are the names of famous baseball players?" then you're in the right place. (1937 items)
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Baseball Players
Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975), nicknamed "A-Rod", is an American former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman who played 22 seasons in Major League ...more

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Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Baseball Players
George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948) was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from ...more

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Bob Feller is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Baseball Players
Robert William Andrew Feller (November 3, 1918 – December 15, 2010), nicknamed "The Heater from Van Meter", "Bullet Bob", and "Rapid Robert", was an American ...more

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Bob Uecker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Baseball Players
Bob Uecker
Robert George Uecker ( YOO-kər; born January 26, 1934) is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) player and current sportscaster, comedian, and actor. Facetiously dubbed "Mr. ...more

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Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Baseball Players
José Alberto Pujols Alcántara (born January 16, 1980) is a Dominican-American professional baseball first baseman and designated hitter for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League ...more

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Bobby Doerr is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Baseball Players
Robert Pershing Doerr (April 7, 1918 – November 13, 2017) was an American professional baseball second baseman and coach. He played his entire 14-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career for the ...more

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Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Baseball Players
Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964) is an American former professional baseball left fielder who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco ...more

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Billy Sunday is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Baseball Players
William Ashley Sunday (November 19, 1862 – November 6, 1935) was an American athlete who, after being a popular outfielder in baseball's National League during the 1880s, became the most ...more
Bill Bean is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Baseball Players
William Daro Bean (born May 11, 1964) is an American former professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) as an outfielder for the Detroit Tigers (1987–1989), Los ...more
Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Baseball Players
Vincent Edward "Bo" Jackson (born November 30, 1962) is an American former baseball and football player. He is the only professional athlete in history to be named an All-Star in both ...more

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Barry Zito is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Baseball Players
Barry William Zito (born May 13, 1978) is an American former professional baseball pitcher and musician. He played 15 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Oakland Athletics and San ...more

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Al Leiter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Baseball Players
Alois Terry Leiter (; born October 23, 1965) is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) left-handed starting pitcher. Leiter pitched 19 seasons in the Major Leagues for New York Yankees, Toronto ...more

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Ace Parker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Baseball Players
Clarence McKay "Ace" Parker (May 17, 1912 – November 6, 2013) was an American football and baseball player and coach. He played professional football as a quarterback in the National ...more
John Adams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Baseball Players
John Adams
John Bertram Adams (June 21, 1891 – June 24, 1940) was a professional baseball player in the early 20th century. Primarily a catcher, Adams played from 1910 to 1919, with the Cleveland Naps and ...more
Barry Larkin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Baseball Players
Barry Louis Larkin (born April 28, 1964) is a retired Major League Baseball (MLB) player who played shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds from 1986 to 2004. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Larkin ...more
Adam Dunn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Baseball Players
Adam Troy Dunn (born November 9, 1979), nicknamed "Big Donkey", is an American former professional baseball left fielder and first baseman. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for ...more

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Adrián Beltr&eacu... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Baseball Players
Adrián Beltré Pérez (born April 7, 1979) is a Dominican former professional baseball third baseman. Originally signed as an amateur free agent, he made his Major League ...more

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Brandon Phillips is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Baseball Players
Brandon Emil Phillips (born June 28, 1981) is an American professional baseball second baseman for the Diablos Rojos del México of the Mexican League. He has played in Major League ...more
Bid McPhee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Baseball Players
John Alexander "Bid" McPhee (November 1, 1859 – January 3, 1943) was an American 19th-century Major League Baseball second baseman. He played 18 seasons in the majors, from 1882 until ...more
Al Blanche is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Baseball Players
Prosper Albert Blanche is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He played three seasons with the Boston Braves / Bees from 1935 to 1936.
Bobby Valentine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Baseball Players
Robert John Valentine (born May 13, 1950), nicknamed "Bobby V", is a former American professional baseball player and manager. He is currently the athletic director at Sacred Heart ...more
Andre Dawson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Baseball Players
Andre Nolan Dawson (born July 10, 1954), nicknamed "The Hawk" and "Awesome Dawson", is an American former professional baseball player and inductee into the Baseball Hall of ...more

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Bill Terry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Baseball Players
William Harold Terry (October 30, 1898 – January 9, 1989) was a Major League Baseball first baseman and manager. He stood 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighed 200 pounds (91 kg). Terry was ...more
Bobby Cox is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Baseball Players
Robert Joe Cox (born May 21, 1941) is an American former professional baseball third baseman and manager in Major League Baseball (MLB). He first led the Atlanta Braves from 1978 to 1981, and ...more

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Brad Lesley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Baseball Players
Bradley Jay "Brad" Lesley (September 11, 1958 – April 28, 2013) was an American professional baseball player-turned-actor and media personality. Lesley was an especially imposing ...more