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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. (1936 items)
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Baseball Players
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Alexander Emmanuel "Alex" Rodriguez, nicknamed "A-Rod", is an American professional baseball third baseman and shortstop for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. He previously played for the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers. Rodriguez was one of the sport's most highly touted prospects and is considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time. During his 20-year career, Rodriguez has amassed a .299 batting average, 654 home runs, 1,969 runs batted in, and 2,939 hits. He is a 14-time All-Star and has won three American League Most Valuable Player Awards, ten Silver Slugger Awards, and two Gold Glove Awards. However, he has led a highly controversial career due to his ...more

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Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Baseball Players
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George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr. was an American baseball outfielder and pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball from 1914 to 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs, slugging percentage, runs batted in, bases on balls, and on-base plus slugging; his career slugging percentage and OPS records still stand today. He was one of the first five inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936. At age seven, Ruth was sent to St. Mary's ...more

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Bob Feller is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Baseball Players
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Robert William Andrew Feller, nicknamed "The Heater from Van Meter", "Bullet Bob", and "Rapid Robert", was an American baseball pitcher who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians. Feller pitched from 1936 to 1941 and from 1945 to 1956, interrupted only by a four-year sojourn in the Navy. In a career spanning 570 games, Feller pitched 3,827 innings and posted a win–loss record of 266–162, with 279 complete games, 44 shutouts, and a 3.25 earned run average. A prodigy who bypassed the minor leagues, Feller first played for the Indians at the age of 17. His career was interrupted by four years of military service in World War II, during which time he served as Chief ...more

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Bob Uecker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Baseball Players
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Robert George "Bob" Uecker is a retired American Major League Baseball player, later a sportscaster, comedian and actor. Uecker was given the title of "Mr. Baseball" by TV talk show host Johnny Carson. Since 1971 Uecker has served as a play-by-play announcer for Milwaukee Brewers radio broadcasts. ...more

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