Sporting News' 100 Greatest Baseball Players

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56

1

Babe Ruth

Baseball Player

3.23% (1 of 31 votes)

8

2

Willie Mays

Baseball Player

57.51% (249 of 433 votes)

50

3

Ty Cobb

Baseball Player

15.79% (3 of 19 votes)

18

4

Walter Johnson

Baseball Player

54.38% (87 of 160 votes)

37

5

Hank Aaron

Baseball Player

49.85% (859 of 1723 votes)

51

6

Lou Gehrig

Baseball Player

14.29% (3 of 21 votes)

67

7

Christy Mathewson

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 3 votes)

68

8

Ted Williams

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 8 votes)

21

9

Rogers Hornsby

Baseball Player

53.74% (79 of 147 votes)

70

10

Stan Musial

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 16 votes)

44

11

Joe DiMaggio

Baseball Player

33.33% (12 of 36 votes)

98

12

Grover Cleveland Alexander

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 1 votes)

24

13

Honus Wagner

Baseball Player

51.75% (74 of 143 votes)

69

14

Cy Young

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 2 votes)

16

15

Jimmie Foxx

Baseball Player

54.43% (86 of 158 votes)

66

16

Johnny Bench

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 2 votes)

4

17

Mickey Mantle

Baseball Player

63.93% (732 of 1145 votes)

45

18

Josh Gibson

Baseball Player

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

65

19

Satchel Paige

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 7 votes)

13

20

Roberto Clemente

Baseball Player

54.64% (100 of 183 votes)

54

21

Warren Spahn

Baseball Player

12.50% (1 of 8 votes)

19

22

Frank Robinson

Baseball Player

54.29% (57 of 105 votes)

61

23

Lefty Grove

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 1 votes)

31

24

Eddie Collins

Baseball Player

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

1

25

Pete Rose

Baseball Player

93.75% (15 of 16 votes)

78

26

Sandy Koufax

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 11 votes)

30

27

Tris Speaker

Baseball Player

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

79

28

Mike Schmidt

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 1 votes)

63

29

Nap Lajoie

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 2 votes)

41

30

Steve Carlton

Baseball Player

40.0% (2 of 5 votes)

77

31

Bob Gibson

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 4 votes)

40

32

Tom Seaver

Baseball Player

43.84% (520 of 1186 votes)

49

33

George Sisler

Baseball Player

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

5

34

Barry Bonds

Baseball Player

59.51% (1255 of 2109 votes)

75

35

'Shoeless' Joe Jackson

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 2 votes)

76

36

Bob Feller

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 1 votes)

20

37

Hank Greenberg

Baseball Player

54.10% (99 of 183 votes)

14

38

Ernie Banks

Baseball Player

54.46% (61 of 112 votes)

72

39

Greg Maddux

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 16 votes)

73

40

Yogi Berra

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 1 votes)

9

41

Nolan Ryan

Baseball Player

56.67% (102 of 180 votes)

74

42

Mel Ott

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

27

43

Al Simmons

Baseball Player

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

11

44

Jackie Robinson

Baseball Player

56.11% (101 of 180 votes)

92

45

Carl Hubbell

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

97

46

Charlie Gehringer

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 1 votes)

29

47

Buck Leonard

Baseball Player

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

38

48

Reggie Jackson

Baseball Player

49.53% (209 of 422 votes)

53

49

Tony Gwynn

Baseball Player

12.73% (7 of 55 votes)

71

50

Roy Campanella

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

42

51

Rickey Henderson

Baseball Player

40.0% (8 of 20 votes)

26

52

Whitey Ford

Baseball Player

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

6

53

Roger Clemens

Baseball Player

57.94% (365 of 630 votes)

64

54

Harry Heilmann

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

43

55

George Brett

Baseball Player

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

83

56

Willie McCovey

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 5 votes)

36

57

Bill Dickey

Baseball Player

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

99

57

Bill Terry

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 1 votes)

84

58

Lou Brock

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 1 votes)

85

60

Joe Morgan

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 11 votes)

86

61

Rod Carew

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 7 votes)

12

62

Paul Waner

Baseball Player

55.00% (66 of 120 votes)

87

63

Eddie Mathews

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 1 votes)

17

64

Jim Palmer

Baseball Player

54.39% (62 of 114 votes)

62

65

Mickey Cochrane

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 1 votes)

59

66

Cool Papa Bell

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 2 votes)

93

67

Oscar Charleston

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

94

68

Eddie Plank

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 1 votes)

81

69

Harmon Killebrew

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 2 votes)

95

70

Pie Traynor

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 2 votes)

82

71

Juan Marichal

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

35

72

Carl Yastrzemski

Baseball Player

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

57

73

Lefty Gomez

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 6 votes)

91

74

Robin Roberts (Baseball)

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

32

75

Wee Willie Keeler

Baseball Player

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

46

76

Al Kaline

Baseball Player

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

47

77

Eddie Murray

Baseball Player

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

22

78

Cal Ripken, Jr.

Baseball Player

53.62% (163 of 304 votes)

58

79

Joe Medwick

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 1 votes)

15

80

Brooks Robinson

Baseball Player

54.46% (61 of 112 votes)

23

81

Willie Stargell

Baseball Player

52.38% (66 of 126 votes)

33

82

Ed Walsh

Baseball Player

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

48

83

Duke Snider

Baseball Player

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

60

84

Sam Crawford

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 1 votes)

80

85

Dizzy Dean

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 1 votes)

3

86

Kirby Puckett

Baseball Player

66.67% (10 of 15 votes)

89

87

Ozzie Smith

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 1 votes)

90

88

Frank Frisch

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 3 votes)

34

89

Goose Goslin

Baseball Player

50.0% (2 of 4 votes)

39

90

Ralph Kiner

Baseball Player

49.29% (139 of 282 votes)

7

91

Mark McGwire

Baseball Player

57.63% (68 of 118 votes)

100

92

Chuck Klein

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

10

93

Ken Griffey, Jr.

Baseball Player

56.63% (94 of 166 votes)

25

94

Dave Winfield

Baseball Player

51.69% (505 of 977 votes)

2

95

Wade Boggs

Baseball Player

71.43% (5 of 7 votes)

55

96

Rollie Fingers

Baseball Player

11.11% (1 of 9 votes)

88

97

Gaylord Perry

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 1 votes)

28

98

Dennis Eckersley

Baseball Player

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

52

99

Paul Molitor

Baseball Player

14.29% (1 of 7 votes)

96

100

Early Wynn

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 2 votes)