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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. {#nodes}
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  • Babe Ruth
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  • Bob Feller
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  • Bob Uecker

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  • Albert Pujols
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  • Bobby Doerr
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  • Barry Bonds
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  • Billy Sunday
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  • Barry Zito
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  • John Adams

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  • Adam Dunn
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  • Adrián Beltré
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  • Bill Terry
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  • Bobby Cox
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  • Brad Lesley
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