Baseballs Greatest Hitters of All Time

THE TOP 200 GREATEST HITTERS OF ALL TIME - RETIRED AND ACTIVE

Below is our list of the 200 best hitters of all time, both retired and active players.

The Era breakdown for the 200 Greatest Hitters of All Time is as follows:

The Position breakdown for the 200 Greatest Hitters of All Time is as follows:

Our stat formula creates a fair and accurate list of the 200 greatest hitters of all time

When we view the 200 best hitters of all time - both active and retired - we are viewing Baseball's Greatest Hitters' statistical formula at its very best. The best hitters who ever played this game are represented well in all eras. The Homerun Curve used as part 3 of our statistical formula rating baseball players has been a most useful tool in putting the best hitters of all time on the same playing field. The position breakdown continues the same pattern as the 150 Top Hitters from 1901-1990, with First Basemen and Outfielders dominating the list.

Baseball's Greatest Hitters' 200 Greatest Hitters 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   Player                                  Position Formula           PointTotal                                                       
1 BABE RUTH * OF  5.399
2 LOU GEHRIG * 1B 5.118
3 TED WILLIAMS * OF 5.087
4 JIMMIE FOXX * 1B 4.867
5 BARRY BONDS OF 4.855
6 TY COBB * OF 4.839
7 HANK AARON * OF 4.758
8 STAN MUSIAL * OF 4.719
9 JOE DIMAGGIO * OF 4.627
10 WILLIE MAYS * OF 4.617
11 ROGERS HORNSBY * 2B 4.600
12 HANK GREENBERG * 1B 4.568
13 TRIS SPEAKER * OF 4.548
14 HONUS WAGNER * SS 4.473
15 ALEX RODRIGUEZ SS 4.467
16 MANNY RAMIREZ OF 4.436
17
MICKEY MANTLE *
OF
4.424
18 MEL OTT * OF 4.419
19 ALBERT PUJOLS
OF 4.414
20 FRANK ROBINSON * OF 4.353
21 AL SIMMONS * OF 4.320
22 MIKE SCHMIDT * 3B 4.282
23 KEN GRIFFEY JR. *

OF

4.260
24 FRANK THOMAS * 1B/DH 4.240
25 GEORGE BRETT * 3B 4.238
26 HARRY HEILMANN * OF 4.199
27 CHARLIE GEHRINGER * 2B 4.198
28 GOOSE GOSLIN ** OF 4.196
29 MIGUEL CABRERA
1B 4.195
30 JOHNNY MIZE **
1B 4.176
31 EDDIE COLLINS *
2B 4.160
32 CARL YASTRZEMSKI *
OF 4.154
33 WILLIE McCOVEY *
1B 4.140
34 NAP LAJORIE *
2B 4.123
35 REGGIE JACKSON * OF 4.114
36 JOE MORGAN * 2B 4.106
37 EDDIE MURRAY * 1B 4.101
38 DAVE WINFIELD * OF 4.062
39 GARY SHEFFIELD OF 4.059
40 RICKY HENDERSON * OF 4.055
41 MARK McGWIRE 1B 4.054
42 EARL AVERILL ** OF 4.054
43 JEFF BAGWELL* 1B 4.038
44 RAFAEL PALMIERO 1B 4.031
45 CHUCK KLEIN * OF 4.030
46 PAUL WANER * OF 4.028
47 LARRY WALKER OF 4.027
48 AL KALINE * OF 4.023
49 CHIPPER JONES 3B 4.011
50 HACK WILSON ** OF 4.001
51 JIM THOME 1B 4.000
52 ROBERTO CLEMENTE * OF 3.993
53 DAVID ORTIZ
DH/1B 3.989
54 SAM CRAWFORD **
OF 3.987
55 PETE ROSE
OF 3.978
56 TONY GWYNN *
OF 3.975
57 EDDIE MATTHEWS *
3B 3.975
58 VLADIMIR GUERRERO
OF 3.962
59 BOB JOHNSON
OF 3.961
60 MIKE PIAZZA *
C 3.960
61 DUKE SNIDER *
OF 3.960
62 JIM BOTTOMLY **
1B 3.958
63 JOE MEDWICK *
OF 3.955
64 DEREK JETER
SS 3.950
65 JOE CRONIN *
SS 3.947
66 TODD HELTON
1B 3.947
67 FRANKIE FRISCH *
2B 3.937
68
PAUL MOLITOR *
DH/3B 3.917
69 RALPH KINER * OF 3.913
70 JIM RICE * OF 3.913
71 YOGI BERRA * C 3.911
72 ALBERT BELLE OF 3.905
73 BILLY WILLIAMS * OF 3.904
74 BILL DICKEY * C 3.892
75 JESSIE BURKETT * OF 3.890
76 GEORGE SISLER * 1B 3.886
77 ERNIE BANKS * SS 3.882
78 CAL RIPKEN * SS 3.881
79 ANDRE DAWSON * OF 3.871
80 BILL TERRY * 1B 3.869
81 HEINIE MANUSH ** OF 3.866
82 WILLIE STARGELL * OF 3.863
83 SAMMY SOSA OF 3.856
84 HARMONKILLEBREW* 1B 3.850
85 KIKI CUYLER ** OF 3.849
86 MICKEY COCHRANE * C 3.845
87 CARLOS DELGADO 1B  3.834
88 EDGAR MARTINEZ D.H. 3.827
89 PIE TRAYNOR * 3B 3.826
90 ENOS SLAUGHTER ** OF 3.820
91 BABE HERMAN OF 3.812
92 DWIGHT EVANS OF 3.810
93 SAM RICE ** OF 3.809
94 ROBIN YOUNT * SS 3.808
95 ZACK WHEAT ** OF 3.800
96 ROD CAREW * 2B 3.793
97 HAL TROSKY 1B 3.793
98 JASON GIAMBI 1B 3.792
99 JUAN GONZALEZ OF 3.792
100 WADE BOGGS 3B 3.791
101 TONY PEREZ * 1B 3.787
102 JOSE CANSECO OF 3.787
103 CARLOS BELTRAN
OF 3.785
104 HAROLD BAINES
D.H. 3.776
105 ORLANDO CEPEDA **
1B 3.775
106 FRED McGRIFF
1B 3.768
107 WILLIE KEELER *
OF 3.767
108 LANCE BERKMAN
OF 3.764
109 TONY LAZZERI **
2B 3.762
110 GIL HODGES
1B 3.762
111 DAVE PARKER
OF 3.760
112 BOBBY DOERR **
2B 3.760
113 JACKIE ROBINSON *
2B 3.758
114 ARKY VAUGHN **
SS 3.754
115 RICHIE ALLEN
1B 3.753
116 RUSTY STAUB
OF 3.747
117 BOB MEUSEL
OF 3.746
118 BOBBY ABREU
OF 3.743
119 JEFF KENT 2B 3.736
120 TIM RAINES * OF 3.734
121 LUIS GONZALEZ OF 3.734
122 CHARLES HAFEY OF 3.730
123 JOHNNY BENCH * C 3.729
124 JOE SEWELL ** SS 3.728
125 BOBBY VEACH OF 3.727
126 MOISES ALOU OF 3.724
127 RUDY YORK 1B 3.714
128 MINNIE MINOSO OF 3.710
129 WILL CLARK 1B 3.705
130 BEN CHAPMAN OF 3.704
131 JACK CLARK 1B 3.702
132 BOB ELLIOTT 3B 3.695
133 RON SANTO ** 3B 3.692
134 GABBY HARTNETT * C 3.692
135 VERN STEPHENS SS 3.689
136 JACK FOURNIER 1B 3.689
137 TED SIMMONS C 3.688
138 REGGIE SMITH OF 3.686
139 ADRIAN BELTRE
3B 3.685
140 MICKEY VERNON
1B 3.684
141 DEL ENNIS
OF 3.684
142 AL OLIVER
1B 3.683
143 ROCKY COLAVITO
OF 3.682
144 CHILI DAVIS
OF 3.681
145 BERNIE WILLIAMS
OF 3.680
146 LUKE APPLING *
SS 3.680
147 DOLPH CAMILI
1B 3.678
148 CARLTON FISK *
C 3.676
149 VIC WERTZ
OF 3.674
150 LARRY DOBY **
OF 3.672
151 BING MILLER
OF 3.671
152 DON BAYLOR
OF 3.669
153 EDD ROUSH **
OF 3.669
154 NORM CASH
1B 3.660
155 DON MATTINGLY
1B 3.657
156 ELLIS BURKS
OF 3.653
157 BRIAN GILES
OF 3.647
158 DALE MURPHY
OF
3.645
159 FRANK BAKER **
3B 3.645
160 PAUL O'NEILL OF 3.643
161 TED KLUZEWSKI 1B 3.643
162 DIXIE WALKER OF 3.643
163 KENT HRBECK 1B 3.641
164 ROY SIEVERS OF 3.639
165 MAGGLIO ORDONEZ OF 3.638
166 BOBBY BONDS OF 3.636
167 FRED LYNN OF 3.633
168 KIRBY PUCKETT * OF 3.632
169 CRAIG BIGGIO * 2B 3.631
170 ROY CAMPANELLA * C 3.627
171 ROBERTO ALOMAR 2B 3.627
172 MATT HOLIDAY OF 3.628
173 MARK TEIXEIRA
1B 3.624
174 VADA PINSON
0F 3.624
175 JACKIE JENSEN
OF 3.623
176 LOU WHITAKER
2B 3.619
177 JIM EDMONDS OF 3.615
178 SCOTT ROLEN 3B 3.615
179 STEVE GARVEY 1B 3.614
180 JOE JUDGE 1B 3.613
181 MARK GRACE 1B 3.605
182 CARLOS LEE OF 3.603
183 JOE GORDON ** 2B 3.601
184 WALLY BERGER OF 3.599
185 RYNE SANDBERG * 2B 3.596
186 JOHN OLERUD 1B 3.596
187 MAX CAREY OF 3.595
188 LOU BROCK * OF 3.594
189 GEORGE FOSTER OF 3.592
190 CESAR CEDENO OF 3.592
191 DARRELL EVANS 3B 3.588
192 KEN BOYER 3B 3.587
193 BROOKS ROBINSON * 3B 3.585
194 JOE CARTER OF 3.585
195 KEITH HERNANDEZ 1B 3.582
196 CY WILLIAMS OF 3.582
197 EARL COMBS OF 3.581
198 NOMAR GARCIAPARRA SS 3.579
199 JOE KUHEL 1B 3.579
200 ANDRES GALARRAGA 1B 3.575
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