TOP HITTERS ALL TIME

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

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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 createsa 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 font are retired and played in the “Steroid Era
Players in red are active players

Rank Player Name Position Formula Point Total
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 1B 4.408
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 4.238
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 Johnny Mize ** 1B 4.176
30 Miguel Cabrera 1B 4.172
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 1B/DH 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 Frank Frisch* 2B 3.937
68 Paul Molitor* 3B/DH 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 Harmon Killebrew* 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 Carlos Beltran OF 3.802
96 Zack Wheat** OF 3.800
97 Rod Carew * 2B 3.793
98 Hal Trosky 1B 3.793
99 Jason Giambi 1B 3.792
100 Juan Gonzalez OF 3.792
101 Wade Boggs* 3B 3.791
102 Tony Perez* 1B 3.787
103 Jose Canseco OF 3.787
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 Adrian Beltre 3B 3.737
120 Jeff Kent 2B 3.736
121 Tim Raines* OF 3.734
122 Luis Gonzalez OF 3.734
123 Charles Hafey OF 3.730
124 Johnny Bench* C 3.729
125 Joe Sewell** SS 3.728
126 Bobby Veach OF 3.727
127 Moises Alou OF 3.724
128 Rudy York 1B 3.714
129 Minnie Minoso OF 3.710
130 Will Clark 1B 3.705
131 Ben Chapman OF 3.704
132 Jack Clark 1B 3.702
133 Bob Elliott 3B 3.695
134 Ron Santo** 3B 3.692
135 Gabby Hartnett* C 3.692
136 Vern Stephens SS 3.689
137 Jack Fournier 1B 3.689
138 Ted Simmons C 3.688
139 Reggie Smith OF 3.686
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 3.699
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 3.638
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 Mark Teixeira 1B 3.624
173 Vada Pinson OF 3.624
174 Jackie Jenson OF 3.623
175 Lou Whitaker 2B 3.619
176 Jim Edmonds OF 3.615
177 Scott Rolen 3B 3.615
178 Steve Garvey 1B 3.614
179 Joe Judge 1B 3.613
180 Matt Holiday OF 3.611
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 Lour Brock* OF 3.594
189 George Foster OF 3.592
190 Cesar Cedeno OF 3.592
191 Joey Votto 1B 3.591
192 Darrell Evans 3B 3.588
193 Ken Boyer 3B 3.587
194 Joe Carter OF 3.585
195 Brooks Robinson* 3B 3.585
196 Keith Hernandez 1B 3.582
197 Cy Williams OF 3.582
198 Earl Combs OF 3.581
199 Nomar Garciaparra SS 3.579
200 Joe Kuhel 1B 3.579

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