All Time Best Position Players in Baseball

This is a very debatable subject, but I am listing the top ten all around baseball players, excluding pitchers.

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1Willie Mays

Career avg of .302, 660 hrs, 1903 RBIs, 3283 hits, 523 2Bs, 140 3Bs, .385 OBP, .557 SLG, 338 SB, .981 Fld Pct. Enough said! - fullboat101

660 home runs, 2 mvps, rookie of the year, and lifetime 305 average. The Say Hey Kid stays on top.

hey if your a guy who can make a sprinting catch behind your back your pretty good - cubsfan25

he made baseball America's favorite pastime - Music

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2Babe RuthGeorge Herman Ruth Jr., better known as Babe Ruth, was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935.

Beast no doubt really between him and Mays 1A and 1B. Jeter being number 4 on the list he isn't even the best player on his team lets get real. He is the face of the organization but Arod way better. Arod is a better hitter o ya and way better defensive shortstop... come at me - dwells1285

Great Pitcher, Great Hitter,. 714 bombs, .342 BA, .690 Slg Pct- career record. The Great Bambino was the first home run hitter, and is one of the best - fullboat101

don't forget to addhow he hit more home runs than entire teams combined

overrated but still the best drawing card ever.

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3Derek Jeter

Batted a consistent. 320 for most of his career and lead his team to 5 world series win. An icon to the greatest team in pro sports.

great great team leader;and not a bragger or mouthy guy ;two thumbs up for jeter!

Derek Jeter was and still is my inspiration to never give up in softball his quotes make me feel powerful

this guys back hand plays are the best there has ever been

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4Ted Williams

Greatest hitter of all time, last person to hit .400 in a season with .406 - fullboat101

Second greatest hitter of all time (Ruth), and a poor outfielder. Would be my DH on an all time team.

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5Roberto Clemente

Best defensive outfielder of all time and the best hitter vs. good pitching in history. How could any be more complete with that comment?

When Mays says Clemente is the only player comparable to him then it confirms what we saw first hand!

What an arm and batting consistency. Speed but elegance fielding...

6Ty Cobb

#1 career avg, .366. Roughest, meanest, dirtiest baseball player of all time, but he played with grace and passion - fullboat101

7Hank Aaron

All time leader in home runs-755. Hit for avg, power, and was quick on the basepaths. - fullboat101

If jeter is consistent then Aaron hit 700 homeruns, played incredible 5 tool career, hit 40 homers for many seasons

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8Mickey Mantle

If he would have taken better care of himself, he had the power, speed, and all of the above to have been the greatest player ever - SSDirk

Physical injuries kept him from reaching his full potential in the sport, not so much the alcohol abuse or "not taking care of himself" which prevailed in harming his post-career life. - Billyv

I knew Mickey; he finally admitted, albeit too late in his career, that he should have taken better care of himself. What power! What strength and speed.

Extremely great and played almost his entire career on knees that were so bad most players would have quit in their rookie season. - MackyJay

9Lou Gehrig

yeah hes someone who showed up for work everyday too!

He is the bomb and he should be Third

10Stan Musial

The third greatest baseball player ever. WIllie Mays is #1 and Babe Ruth is #2. - peru12345

The Contenders

11Barry Bonds

All around the best. If he didn't use steroids he wouldn't have been, but he would still be HOF caliber. Statistically he has 500 steals and 500 homers, which means he is versatile. Derek Jeter is the most overrated player in sports. - Cbatower

12Honus Wagner
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14Shoeless Joe Jackson

lifetime. 356 hitter, amazing outfielder, if barry bonds is allowed consideration, then you can make an argument for shoeless joe as one of the best ever

15Mike Schmidt
16Cal Ripken Jr.
17Ken Griffey, Jr.

Griffey should be in top five. He made some amazing plays and went all out, nothing held back.

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18Pete Rose

How can u leave off the Hit King? The man played practically every position and did it with pride! Charlie Hustle is the best ever!!!

19George Brett
20Carlton Fisk

Catcher is the most tiring position in the game and he's the best catcher of all time so that makes him the best position player of all time. He was better with the Chisox than Bosox by the way.

He wasn't the "best catcher of all-time". A very good player but not even the best of his era. - Billyv

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