Baseballs Greatest Hitters of All Time

THE TOP 12 BEST FIRST BASEMEN IN BASEBALL HISTORY

Baseball's Greatest Hitters' list of the Best First Basemen – Offensively - of All Time

The Era breakdown for the 12 Best Hitting 1st Baseman of All Time is as follows:

The Era breakdown for the our Best First Basemen List is not spread out as evenly as some of the other position lists.

As we examine the numbers shown above, 75% of the top 12 hitting 1st Basemen come from Eras 2 (Babe Ruth Era), 7 (Steroid Era) and 8 (Baseball After Steroids). In Era 2 (Babe Ruth Era), we see players with high batting averages beginning to hit home runs while maintaining their high averages. While examining Era 7 (Steroid Era) and Era 8 (Baseball After Steroids) - even with our new statistic The Home Run Curve - these two eras account for 6 of the 12 best hitting First Baseman of all time.

Baseball's Greatest Hitters' Top 12 Best Hitting First Basemen Of All Time List

Hall of Fame * Veterans Committee **
Players in blue are retired and played in the "Steroid Era"
Players in red are active players.
  

 RANK

 PLAYERS NAME              


YEARS PLAYED     
RATING 
 1  LOU GEHRIG *  1923 -1939  5.118
 2  JIMMIE FOXX *  1928 -1945  4.867
 3  HANK GREENBERG *     1930 -1947  4.568
 4  ALBERT PUJOLS  2001 -ACTIVE  4.414
 5  FRANK THOMAS *  1990 -2008  4.220
 6  MIGUEL CABRERA
 2003 -ACTIVE
 4.195
 7  JOHNNY MIZE**
 1936 -1953  4.176
 8  WILLIE McCOVEY *
 1959 -1980
 4.140
 9  EDDIE MURRAY *  1977 -1997  4.101
 10  MARK McGWIRE  1986 -2001  4.054
 11  JEFF BAGWELL *  1991 -2005  4.038
 12  RAFAEL PALMIERO  1986 -2005  4.031
       
       
       
     

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