Best MLB Players of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 Babe Ruth Babe Ruth George 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.

He was home run hiter he was a piter

Ruth was more clutch than Mays... That's why he is number one. Mays might be the best baseball athlete of all-time

Remember that year when Babe Ruth hit more home runs than every team in the league? That will never happen again, I can guarantee you. - EpicJake

I wasn't around then. after reading some varied sources and opinions of MLB players he did hit all those HR's in larger stadiums most 400 feet at closest to the fence. or as one modern author explained of modern stadiums. " the season Ruth hit 100 Home Runs." furthermore he did so on
" Hot Dogs and Beer." No additional ingredients. - rangerover

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2 Willie Mays Willie Mays Willie Howard Mays, Jr., nicknamed "The Say Hey Kid", is an American former Major League Baseball center fielder who spent almost all of his 22-season career playing for the New York/San Francisco Giants, before finishing with the New York Mets.

Best and most versatile player of all time

Considering all around play he is the best. If Mays didn't play at candlestick he would have had 800 HR

He is the goat

Wmays was more clutch than Ruth...That's why he's number one. Ruth might be the best pitcher-outfielder of all-time.

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3 Ty Cobb

He is great

4 Lou Gehrig Lou Gehrig Henry Louis Gehrig, nicknamed "the Iron Horse", was an American baseball first baseman who played his entire professional career in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees, from 1923 until 1939. Gehrig was renowned for his prowess as a hitter and for his durability, which earned him his nickname ...read more.

I read about him in school and he is very good

5 Hank Aaron Hank Aaron Henry Louis Aaron, nicknamed "Hammer" or "Hammerin' Hank", is a retired American Major League Baseball right fielder who serves as the senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves.

Most homeruns. Case closed

755 home runs, 2,297,.305 AVG. Those are monster numbers but he played in a generation where the pitchers didn't get the special training that the pitchers now days do.

6 Mickey Mantle

Three greatest players I ever saw, Hank Aaron, Sandy Koufax, Mickey Mantle.
Mantle had it all, speed, power, great arm, great fielder, and the gold standard for switch hitters. Had it not been for Mantle Don Larsen would not have pitched a perfect game. Mantle's fantastic catch in that World Series
And his home run were the real highlights. Mickey simply put, was the Man!

7 Pete Rose
8 Joe DiMaggio Joe DiMaggio Joseph Paul DiMaggio, nicknamed "Joltin' Joe" and "The Yankee Clipper", was an American baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees.
9 Jackie Robinson Jackie Robinson Jack Roosevelt Robinson was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era.

I believe the negro league was better. - westofohio

The world of baseball will never forget the day he broke the Color Barrier. - EpicJake

He's the fastest mlb player of all time!

He changed the game

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10 Ted Williams

Best baseball player in Boston history

.408 average for the win - LaserSharkYT

The Contenders

11 Roberto Clemente Roberto Clemente Roberto Enrique Clemente Walker was a Puerto Rican professional baseball right fielder who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Best player ever also best puertoriquan baseball player in history

12 Nolan Ryan Nolan Ryan Lynn Nolan Ryan Jr., nicknamed The Ryan Express, is a former Major League Baseball pitcher and a previous chief executive officer of the Texas Rangers. He is currently an executive adviser to the owner of the Houston Astros.

He's amazing

13 Barry Bonds Barry Bonds Barry Lamar Bonds is an American former professional baseball left fielder who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants.

Should be top tens. He was an amazing player, even if steroids were in use.

Should be last

He should be the worst

GOAT

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14 Derek Jeter Derek Jeter Derek Sanderson Jeter is an American former professional baseball shortstop, current businessman and baseball executive who is the chief executive officer and part owner of the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball.

How are the top 5 formed no one actually saw them play, for all we know someone could have boosted their stats (Unlikely But Possible)

He should be higher on the lis

Derek Jeter is awesome with his off balenced throws and his hits unbelievible

15 Chipper Jones

There will never be another chipper jones - Sabbath

Chipper IS AWESOME my favorite all time. Babe Ruth is good but Hammerin Hank Deserves first

Um
1. chipper jones is great but doesn't deserve to be this high
2. babe ruth by the way is the greatest all time and is better then hank aaron
3. hank aaron is one of the reates all time but not better then the bambino - RPD6478

16 Ken Griffey, Jr.

Not only did Junior hit 630 homers, drive in 1,836 RBI, and have a very good career batting average of.284, but he was one of the most consistent hitters of all time, and played exceptional defense as well. Just and extremely athletic baseball player.

Griffey will always be the best in my book. He could do it all with ease.

Since I haven't found chipper jones ill have to choose Griffey - Sabbath

He did it all steroid free

17 Mike Trout Mike Trout Michael Nelson "Mike" Trout, nicknamed The Millville Meteor, is an American professional baseball center fielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Major League Baseball.

Worst of all time

18 Jeff Bagwell

Bagwell was one of the best right handed 1st baseman of all time and was one of the greatest hitters as well. - Sabbath

19 Miguel Cabrera Miguel Cabrera José Miguel Cabrera Torres, commonly known as Miguel Cabrera and nicknamed "Miggy", is a Venezuelan professional baseball first baseman who plays for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball.
20 Mariano Rivera Mariano Rivera Mariano Rivera is a Panamanian-American former professional baseball pitcher who played 19 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees, from 1995 to 2013. Nicknamed "Mo" and "Sandman", he spent most of his career as a relief pitcher and served as the Yankees' closer for 17 seasons.

Mariano Rivera is a Panamian Closing pitcher who was born 11-29-1969 and played all of his 19 seasons with the New York Yankees, and he broke the most career save record with 652 saves, and first broke it in 2011, 2 years before he retired!

A legend who can't be replaced

Best closing pitcher ever - Jermaineb12

21 Honus Wagner

Greatest

He was the best game of his time

22 George Brett
23 Shane Victorino

Every team wanted Shane. He was a very well rounded player - Sabbath

Shouldn't be on the list but I love this guy - RPD6478

He shouldn't be on the list

24 Cal Ripken, Jr.
25 David Ortiz David Ortiz David Américo Ortiz Arias, nicknamed "Big Papi," is a Dominican American former professional baseball designated hitter and occasional first baseman who played 20 Major League Baseball seasons, primarily with the Boston Red Sox, but also with the Minnesota Twins.

We will all miss big papi

26 Ozzie Smith

The greatest shortstop of all time

27 Roy Halladay Roy Halladay Harry Leroy Halladay III, often nicknamed "Doc", was an American professional baseball player who pitched in Major League Baseball for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies between 1998 and 2013. His nickname, coined by Toronto Blue Jays announcer Tom Cheek, was a reference to Wild West gunslinger ...read more.

Roy was a great pitcher. I was always confident my team which was the Phillies would win. He was amazing In 2011 - Sabbath

28 Yogi Berra
29 Mark McGuire
30 Willie Stargell
31 Alex Rodriguez Alex Rodriguez Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez, nicknamed "A-Rod", is an American former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman. He played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and New York Yankees.

I HATE ALEX RODRIGUEZ HE IS A CHEATER AND I WANT THAT MAN TOO GO JUMP OFF A CLIFF AND DIE IN A HOLE AND GET EATEN BY A SHARK AND GET BURNT BY LAVA - RPD6478

A-rod is one of the greatest hitters of all time. 654 home runs, 1,969 RBI, and.299 AVG... Wow. Rodriguez put up numbers some seasons that are just ridiculous. That is why he gets second on my list.

32 Greg Maddux

355-227 win-loss ratio, 3.16 ERA, 3,371 stikeouts. Amazing numbers, amazing pitcher, he deserves fourth on my list.

33 Tony Gwynn

Gwynn wasn't a home run guy, but he was an extremely intelligent hitter. Take a look at these career stats.
135 homers, 1,138 RBI,.338 AVG. When you have a career AVG over.300, that's great..338! That's unbelievable!

34 Roger Clemens

354-184 win-loss ratio, 3.12 ERA, 4,672 strikeouts! Not to mention a 140.3 career WAR. That's sixth place worthy!

35 Albert Pujols Albert Pujols José Alberto Pujols Alcántara is a Dominican American professional baseball first baseman for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball.

492 home runs, 1,498 RBI,.321 AVG, and he's only played 13 years in the bigs. Even though he career isn't over yet, he's definitely one of the greatest baseball players of all time.

36 Pedro Martinez Pedro Martinez Pedro Jaime Martínez, is a Dominican former professional baseball starting pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball from 1992 to 2009, for five teams - most notably the Boston Red Sox from 1998 to 2004.

219-100 win-loss ratio, 2.93 ERA, 3,154 stikeouts. Dominate numbers right there. I wanted to put him closer to number one but Pujols had a longer span of success.

37 Bob Gibson

251-174 win-loss ratio, 2.91 ERA, 3,117 strikeouts. Those are great numbers, and he's one of the greatest pitchers of all time.

38 Mike Piazza

He's the best catcher of his era - Sabbath

39 Yadier Molina
40 Joe Jackson
41 Reggie Jackson Reggie Jackson Reginald Martinez Jackson is an American former professional baseball right fielder who played 21 seasons for the Kansas City / Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, and California Angels of Major League Baseball.
42 Lance Berkman
43 Stan Musial
44 Rickey Henderson
45 Jim Thome
46 Mike Schmidt

Schmidt is the greatest third baseman of all time - Sabbath

47 Chase Utley Chase Utley
48 Larry Walker
49 Kris Bryant Kris Bryant Kristopher Lee Bryant is an American professional baseball third baseman for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball.
50 Eddie Murray
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1. Babe Ruth
2. Willie Mays
3. Lou Gehrig
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1. Hank Aaron
2. Pete Rose
3. Ty Cobb
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1. Babe Ruth
2. Lou Gehrig
3. Ty Cobb
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