Greatest MLB players

by Paul Hamell | created - 14 Dec 2010 | updated - 17 Jun 2014 | Public

* = cheated the game / = I am suspicious about Rankings are before the 2011 season.

1. Ted Williams

Self | The Science of Hitting by Ted Williams

Theodore Samuel Williams was born in San Diego, California, on August 30, 1918. He signed a contract at the age of 18 in 1936 with the Boston Red Sox baseball team. He was assigned to their farm team in San Diego. In 1939 he made his Major League Baseball debut, where he set the record for most ...

.344 avg; 2,654 hits; 521 HR; 1,839 RBI

Awards/Honors • 2x AL MVP (1946, 49) • 5x ML Major League Player of the Year (1941, 42, 47, 49, 57) • 19x All-Star selection (1940, 41, 42, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 59², 60, 60²) • 2x Triple Crown winner (1942, 47) • 4x AL HR Champion (1941, 42, 47, 49) • 6x AL Batting Title (1941, 42, 47, 49, 57, 58) • 4x AL RBI Champion (1939, 42, 47, 49) • Top 3 in MVP voting (1941, 42, 47, 48, 57)

Leaderboards • 8th in career avg; • 2nd in career slugging %; • 18th in career runs; • 71st in career hits; • 18th in career homeruns; • 14th in career RBI; • 4th in career BB

Highlights • Last player to hit .400 batting avg in single season

Honors • Baseball Hall of Fame (1966) [93.38% (first ballot)] • Boston Red Sox #9 retired • Major League Baseball All-Century Team • Major League Baseball All-Time Team

Last Updated: Before 2012 season

2. Babe Ruth

Actor | Speedy

Most of Babe Ruth's records have been broken. In 1961, not only did Roger Maris break The Babe's 34-year-old record for most home runs in a season with 61* (2001), but Maris' teammate on the '61 Yankees, pitcher 'Whitey Ford' broke The Babe's 43-year-old record for most scoreless innings pitched in...

.342 Avg; 2,873 hits; 714 HR; 2,213 RBI; 2,174 R

Awards/Honors • AL MVP (1923) • 2x All-Star selection (1933, 1934) • 7× World Series champion (1915, 16, 18, 23, 27, 28, 32)

Leaderboards • 3rd in career HR; • 2nd in career RBI; • 10th in career avg; • 1st in career slugging %; • 1st in career OBP • 4th in career runs; • 40th in career hits; • 6th in career total bases; • 3rd in career BB; • 4th in career extra base hits

Highlights • Had the career HR record for 53 years; • Had the single-season HR record for 41 years

Honors • New York Yankees #3 retired • Major League Baseball All-Century Team • Major League Baseball All-Time Team

Last Updated: Before 2012 season

3. Ty Cobb

Self | Somewhere in Georgia

Ty Cobb was born on December 18, 1886 in Narrows, Georgia, USA as Tyrus Raymond Cobb. He was an actor, known for Somewhere in Georgia (1917), The Baseball Revue of 1917 (1917) and Ty Cobb and Grantland Rice Talk Things Over (1930). He was married to Frances Fairbairn Cass and Charlotte Lombard. He ...

.366 avg; 4,189 hits; 1,938 RBI; 2,246 R; 897 SB AL MVP; won 12 batting titles

Leaderboards • Most career steals of home; • 1st in career batting avg; • 4th in career SB; • 2nd in career hits; • 2nd in career runs;

Last Updated: Before 2012 season

4. Lou Gehrig

Actor | Rawhide

Lou Gehrig is remembered as baseball's "Iron Horse" and used to own the major league record for the 2,130 consecutive games that he played for the New York Yankees between 1925 and 1939, where he had a .340 career batting average, making him one of the greatest hitters of all time. Henry Louis ...

.340 avg; 2,721 hits; 493 HR; 1,995 RBI 7x All-Star selection; 6x World Series champion; 2x AL MVP; Top 5 in MVP voting 6 other times; MLB All-Century Team; 1934 AL Triple Crown

Leaderboards • 17th in career batting avg.; • 58th in career hits; • 10th in career runs scored; • 26th in career homeruns; • 5th in career RBI; • 16th in career walks

Last Updated: Before 2012 season

5. Walter Johnson

Self | The Baseball Revue of 1917

Walter Johnson was born on November 6, 1887 in Humboldt, Kansas, USA as Walter Perry Johnson. He was an actor, known for The Baseball Revue of 1917 (1917), Mutual Weekly, No. 35 (1913) and Pathé's Weekly, No. 41 (1913). He was married to Hazel Lee Roberts. He died on December 10, 1946 in ...

417-279; 2.17 ERA; 3,508 K; 110 Shutouts 2x AL MVP; 3x AL Triple Crown

Leaderboards • Most career shutouts; • 2nd in career wins; • 12th in career ERA; • 3rd in career innings pitched; • 9th in career strikeouts; • 13th in career games started; • 5th in complete games;

Highlights • one of ten players to achieve 300 wins and 3,000 strikeouts

Last Updated: Before 2012 season

6. Willie Mays

Actor | The Donna Reed Show

Willie Mays was born on May 6, 1931 in Westfield, Alabama, USA as Willie Howard Mays. He is an actor, known for The Donna Reed Show (1958), The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950) and The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956). He was previously married to Mae Louise Allen and Margherite Wendell Chapman.

.302 avg; 3,283 H; 660 HR; 1,903 RBI 24x All-Star selection; 12x Gold Glove winner; WS champion; 2x NL MVP; NL ROY; 2x AS MVP

Leaderboards • 4th in career HR; • 7th in career runs; • 11th in career hits; • 3rd in career total bases; • 10th in career RBI; • 5th in career extra-base hits

Highlights • 4 HR in a game; • one of five players to have 8 consecutive seasons with 150+ RBI; • one of four players with at least 500 HR and at least 3,000 hits; • one of four players in history to have 3,000 hits, 300 home runs and maintained a .300 average.

Last Updated: Before 2012 season

7. Stan Musial

Self | That Girl

Stan Musial was born on November 21, 1920 in Donora, Pennsylvania, USA as Stanislaus Frank Musial. He was married to Lillian Labash. He died on January 19, 2013 in Ladue, Missouri, USA.

.331 avg; 3,630 hits; 475 HR; 1,951 RBI 24x All-Star selection; 3x WS champion; 3x NL MVP

Leaderboards • 30th in career batting avg; • 9th in career runs scored; • 4th in career hits; • 2nd in career total bases; • 28th in career HR; • 6th in career RBI; • 3rd in career extra-base hits;

Highlights • one of four players in history to have 3,000 hits, 300 home runs and maintained a .300 average.

Last Updated: Before 2012 season

8. Hank Aaron

Actor | MacGyver

Baseball's all-time home run king, Hank Aaron did more than hit home runs. Sure, Aaron led the National League (NL) four times, he also was a two-time batting champion and led the league in RBIs four times and runs scored three times. He won the NL's Most Valuable Player award in 1957 and has a ...

.303 avg; 3,771 H; 755 HR; 2,297 RBI 25x All-Star selection; WS champion; 3 Gold Gloves; NL MVP

Leaderboards • Most career total bases (6,856); • Most career RBI (2,297); • Most career extra-base hits (1,477); • 3rd in career hits; • 3rd in career plate appearances; • 2nd in career at-bats; • 4th in career runs scored; • 2nd in career homeruns

Highlights • Most consecutive seasons with 150+ hits (17) • Held the career homerun record for 33 years; • one of four players with at least 500 HR and at least 3,000 hits; • one of four players in history to have 3,000 hits, 300 home runs and maintained a .300 average.

Last Updated: Before 2012 season

9. Pete Rose

Actor | Babe Ruth

Pete Rose was born on April 14, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as Peter Edward Rose. He is an actor, known for Babe Ruth (1991), In Depth with Graham Bensinger (2010) and WrestleMania XIV (1998). He was previously married to Carol Woliung and Karolyn Rose.

.303 avg; 4,256 hits; 1,314 RBI; 2,165 R 17x All-Star selection; 3x WS champion; 2x Gold Gloves winner; Silver Slugger winner; NL MVP; WS MVP; NL ROY

Leaderboards • Most career hits (4,256), • Most career singles (3,215) • Most career at bats (14,053), • Most career plate appearances (15,861) • Most career games (3,562); • Most career times on base (5,929) • 6th in career runs; • 7th in career total bases • 2nd in career doubles • 14th in career BBs Highlights • only player to play 5 different positions in AS history; • one of two players to achieve ten 200+ hit seasons.

Last Updated: Before 2012 season

10. Christy Mathewson

Actor | Love and Baseball

Baseball was a popular sport in its first 30 years, but it had always lacked one thing: a superstar. The 19th century was full of great players who won great popularity, but one thing the period lacked was a superstar the masses could idolize. The sport eventually did find its first superstar in ...

373-188; 2.12 ERA; 2,502 K WS champion; 2x Triple Crown winner; 5x strikeout champion; 5x ERA champion; two no-hitters

Leaderboards • 3rd in career wins; • 9th in career ERA; • 3rd in career shutouts; • 30th in career strikeouts

Last Updated: Before 2012 season

11. Honus Wagner

Actor | In the Name of the Law

American baseball player, born in Mansfield (now Carnegie), Pennsylvania. His real name was John Peter Wagner. He played semi-professional ball in Ohio and was given a contract (1896) by the Paterson, New Jersey, club before entering (1897) major-league play with the Louisville (Kentucky) club of ...

.327 Avg; 3,415 hits; 1,732 RBI; 723 SB 8x NL batting champion; World Series champion

Leaderboards • 7th in career hits; • 36th in career Avg; • 23rd in career runs scored; • 21st in RBI; • 10th in career SB • 3rd in career triples • 9th in career doubles • 22nd in career total bases • 6th in career singles

Last Updated: Before 2012 season

12. Grover Cleveland Alexander

Self | The Baseball Revue of 1917

Grover Cleveland Alexander was born on February 26, 1887 in Elba, Nebraska, USA. He was married to Aimee Arrants and Amy Marie Arrants. He died on November 4, 1950 in St. Paul, Nebraska.

373-208; 2.56 ERA; 2,198 K WS champion; 3x Triple Crown winner

Leaderboards • 3rd in career wins; • 50th in career ERA; • 2nd in career shutouts; • 53rd in career strikeouts

Last Updated: Before 2012 season

13. Joe DiMaggio

Actor | Manhattan Merry-Go-Round

Joe DiMaggio was simply the greatest all-around baseball player of his era. As a New York baseball legend, "The Yankee Clipper" succeeded superstars Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig and preceded Mickey Mantle. In his 13 year career from 1936 to 1951 (which was interrupted by three years spent in the Army ...

.325 avg; 2,214 H; 361 HR; 1,537 RBI 13x All-Star selection; 9x WS champion; 3x AL MVP

56-game hitting streak;

Leaderboards • 43rd in career batting average; • 10th in career slugging %; • 73rd in career HR; • 45th in career RBI

Last Updated: Before 2012 season

14. Barry Bonds

Actor | Nash Bridges

Barry Bonds was born on July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California. He is known for his outstanding abilities on the baseball diamond, where he has won the National League Most Valuable Player Award three times. While playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates he received a cameo appearance in the baseball ...

* .298 Avg; 2,935 H; 762 HR; 1,996 RBI; 514 SB 7x MVP; 14x All-Star selection; 10x Gold Glove; 12x Silver Slugger

Leaderboards • Most single-season homeruns (71) • Most career homeruns (762) • Most career walks (2,558) • Most career intentional walks (688); • 3rd in career runs; • 4th in career RBI; • 4th in career total bases; • 6th in career slugging %; • 6th in career on-base %; • 32nd in career hits; • 10th in career games; • 2nd in career extra base hits; • 33rd in career stolen bases

Last Updated: Before 2012 season

15. Rogers Hornsby

Self | Screen Snapshots

Rogers Hornsby was born on April 27, 1896 in Winters, Texas, USA. He was married to Marjorie Bernice Frederick, Jeanette Pennington Hine and Sarah Martin. He died on January 5, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

.358 avg; 2,930 H; 301 HR; 1,584 RBI 2x NL MVP; 2x Triple Crown; WS champion

Batted .400 avg in single-season three times;

Leaderboards • 2nd in career batting average; • 50th in career runs scored; • 35th in career hits; • 36th in career RBI

Last Updated: Before 2012 season

16. Roberto Clemente

Self | 1960 World Series

Known for his hitting prowess on offense and his strong, accurate throwing arm on defense, Roberto Clemente carved out a Hall of Fame career over his 18 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, compiling a .317 lifetime batting average and collecting an even 3,000 hits. He was the National League's ...

.317 Avg; 3,000 hits; 240 HR; 1,305 RBI 15x All-Star selection; 12x Gold Glove winner; NL MVP; 2x WS champion; WS MVP

Leaderboards • 62nd in career avg; • 28th in career hits; • 84th in career runs; • 102nd in career RBI • 79th in career extra-base hits; • 29th in career singles; • 27th in career triples • 77th in career total bases

Last Updated: Before 2012 season

17. Mickey Mantle

Actor | It's My Turn

Mickey Charles Mantle was born in Spavinaw, Oklahoma, on October 20, 1931, the son of a minor-league player who never made it to the big leagues and named him after Major Leaguer Mickey Cochrane. Mickey's father and grandfather -- who also never made it to the majors -- taught him how to play ...

.298 Avg; 2,415 hits; 536 HR; 1,509 RBI 3x AL MVP; 20x All-Star selection; 7x World Series champion; Gold Glove winner; NL Triple Crown winner; top 3 in MVP voting (1952,1960,1961,1964)

Leaderboards • 16th in career homeruns; • 7th in career BB; • 51st in career RBI

Last Updated: Before 2012 season

18. Cy Young

Self | I've Got a Secret

Cy Young was born on March 29, 1867 in Gilmore, Ohio, USA as Denton True Young. He was married to Robba Miller. He died on November 4, 1955 in Newcomerstown, Ohio.

511-316 2.63 ERA 2,809 K World Series champion, pitched a perfect game and two no-hitters

Leaderboards • Most wins (511), • Most loses (316), • Most innings pitched (7,354 2/3), • Most games started (815), • Most complete games (749) • 4th in career shutouts • 20th in career strikeouts

Last Updated: Before 2012 season

19. Mike Schmidt

Self | 1977 National League Championship Series

In 1949, Mike Schmidt was born in Dayton, Ohio. In 1972, he became a third baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies. At the start of his career, he was not very good, but, starting in 1974, he could be called a decent player. In 1976, he hit four home runs in a game at Wrigley Field in Chicago against...

.267 avg; 2,234 hits; 548 HR; 1,595 RBI; 1,506 runs 12x All-Star selection; 10x Gold Glove winner; WS champion; 3x NL MVP; 6x Silver Slugger winner

• Hit 4 HR in a game;

Leaderboards • 69th in career runs; • 15th in career HR; • 34th in career RBI; • 3rd in career assists by 3B • 17th in career BBs

Considered the best third baseman to play the game.

Last Updated: Before 2012 season

20. Nolan Ryan

Self | Ryan's Hope

Nolan Ryan was born on January 31, 1947 in Refugio, Texas, USA as Lynn Nolan Ryan Jr. He has been married to Ruth Ryan since June 26, 1968. They have four children.

324-292; 3.19 ERA; 5,714 K 8x All-Star selection; WS champion;

Leaderboards • Most career no-hitters (7); • Most career strikeouts; • 14th in career wins; • 5th in innings pitched • 7th in career shutouts • 2nd in career games started

Highlights • Most Ks in a 20th century season; • threw the most one-hitters and threw 18 two-hitters; • threw 100 mph even after 40; • one of ten players to achieve 300 wins and 3,000 strikeouts

Last Updated: Before 2012 season

21. Sandy Koufax

Actor | 77 Sunset Strip

Sandy Koufax was born on December 30, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Sanford Braun. He is an actor, known for 77 Sunset Strip (1958), Shotgun Slade (1959) and Bourbon Street Beat (1959). He was previously married to Kimberly Francis and Anne Heath Widmark.

165-87; 2.76 ERA; 2,396 K 7x All-Star selection; 4x WS champion and MVP of 2; 3x Cy Young winner; NL MVP; 3x Triple Crown winner; pitched 4 no-hitters with one being a perfect game

Leaderboards • 40th in career Ks; • 94th in career ERA; • 23rd in W-L %

Last Updated: Before 2012 season

22. Roger Clemens

Actor | Kingpin

Baseball player. He broke into the major leagues with the Red Sox in 1984, posting a 9-4 record. His blazing fastball, consistently clocked in the mid 90s (MPH), have made him one of the games most dominant pitchers. He's a multiple Cy Young award winner. In 1986, he started out 14-0 and ended up ...

* 354-184; 3.12 ERA; 4,672 K 11x All-Star selection; 2x WS champion; 7x Cy Young winner; AL MVP; AS MVP

Tied for single-game Ks with Kerry Wood by throwing 20 Ks twice; 2x AL Triple Crown winner;

Leaderboards • 3rd in career Ks; • 9th in career wins;

Highlights • won most Cy Young awards; • One of five pitchers to win Cy Young from both leagues; • oldest Cy Young winner; • one of ten players to achieve 300 wins and 3,000 strikeouts

Last Updated: Before 2012 season

23. Jimmie Foxx

Self | Toast of the Town

Jimmie Foxx was born on October 22, 1907 in Sudlersville, Maryland, USA as James Emory Foxx. He was married to Dorothy and Helen M Heite. He died on July 21, 1967 in Miami, Florida, USA.

.325 avg; 2,646 H; 534 HR; 1,922 RBI 9x All-Star selection; 2x WS champion; 3x AL MVP; AL Triple Crown

Youngest to hit 500 HR, record stood 68 years until A-Rod broke it in 2007. 42nd in career batting average; 21st in career runs scored; 72nd in career hits; 17th in career HR; 8th in career RBI; 21st in career BB

Last Updated: Before 2011 season

24. Tom Seaver

Camera_department | TORC: Live on Speed

Twelve-time All-Star Tom Seaver was, arguably, the greatest pitcher in the major leagues between the retirement of Sandy Koufax and the blossoming of Roger Clemens, who was his teammate on the 1986 Boston Red Sox. Seaver, who won 311 games in his career, likely would have won more if he had been on...

311-205; 2.86; 3,640 K 12x All-Star selection; WS champion; 3x NL Cy Young winner; NL ROY; pitched a no-hitter

18th in career wins; 6th in career strikeouts; 7th in career shutouts; one of ten players to achieve 300 wins and 3,000 strikeouts

Last Updated: Before 2011 season

25. Mel Ott

Mel Ott was born on March 2, 1909 in Gretna, Louisiana, USA as Melvin Thomas Ott. He was married to Mildred Rosina Wattigny. He died on November 21, 1958 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

.304 avg; 2,876 H; 511 HR; 1,860 RBI 12x All-Star selection; WS champion

157th in career batting average; 12th in career runs scored; 39th in career hits; 23rd in career HR; 11th in career RBI; 8th in career BB

Last Updated: Before 2011 season

26. Randy Johnson

Actor | Little Big League

Randy Johnson, who was born on September 10, 1963, in Walnut Creek, California, is a pitcher for the Seattle Mariners. Originally drafted by the Montreal Expos, he was traded to the Mariners on May 25, 1989. He is known for his height (6' 10"), which is the tallest in Major League history, and his ...

303-166; 3.29 ERA; 4,875 K 10x All-Star selection; World Series champion and MVP; AL Cy Young; 4 consecutive NL Cy Youngs; NL Triple Crown; pitched perfect game and a no-hitter

22nd in career wins; 2nd in career strikeouts; 1st in strikeouts per 9 innings; one of ten players to achieve 300 wins and 3,000 strikeouts

Last Updated: Before 2011 season

27. Yogi Berra

Actor | The Phil Silvers Show

One of baseball's greatest catchers of all time, Yogi Berra appeared in a record 14 World Series while calling the games for the New York Yankees. Berra proved invaluable to the Yankees as evidenced by his three Americal League Most Valuable Player awards. Berra was also one of the games ...

.285 avg; 2,150 H; 358 HR; 1,430 RBI 18x All-Star selection; 13x WS champion; 3x AL MVP

74th in career HR; 62nd in career RBI

Considered by many to be one of the greatest catchers to play the game.

Last Updated: Before 2011 season

28. Johnny Bench

Actor | Mission: Impossible

Johnny Bench was raised in Oklahoma. An outstanding baseball player, he survived a bus accident in high school that killed one of his teammates. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds and in 1967 was named National League "Rookie of the Year." A two-time National League MVP, he is considered by many...

.267 avg; 2,048 H; 389 HR; 1,376 RBI 14x All-Star selection; 2x WS champion and WS MVP; 10x Gold Glove winner; 2x NL MVP; NL ROY

54th in career home runs; 75th in career RBI

Considered by many to be one of the greatest catchers to play the game.

Last Updated: Before 2011 season

29. Steve Carlton

Actor | Married with Children

Steve Carlton was born on December 22, 1944 in Miami, Florida, USA as Steven Norman Carlton. He is an actor, known for Married with Children (1986), 1977 National League Championship Series (1977) and 1980 National League Championship Series (1980). He was previously married to Beverly.

329-244; 3.22 ERA; 4,136 K 10x All-Star selection; 2x WS champion; Gold Glove winner; 4x Cy Young winner; NL Triple Crown winner

11th in career wins; 4th in career strikeouts; 2nd amoung lefties in career wins and strikeouts; one of ten players to achieve 300 wins and 3,000 strikeouts Last NL pitcher to win 25 games and last pitcher to throw 300+ innings in single-season.

Last Updated: Before 2011 season

30. Bob Gibson

Self | Monday Night Baseball

Bob Gibson was born on November 9, 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA as Pack Robert Gibson. He has been married to Wendy Nelson since October 17, 1979. They have one child. He was previously married to Charline Johnson.

251-174; 2.91 ERA; 3,117 K 9x All-Star selection; 9x Gold Glove winner; 2x WS champion and MVP; 2x NL Cy Young; NL MVP; pitched a no-hitter

Most strikeouts in the World Series (35) and a single World Series game (17); Lowest ERA in a single-season (1.12); 46th in career wins; 14th in career strikeouts

Last Updated: Before 2011 season

31. Jim Palmer

Actor | The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

Jim's mother relocated from New York to California following the death of Jim's adoptive father. Jim was nine years old. His mother subsequently remarried and moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, where Jim attended high school. He excelled in football, baseball, and basketball. Though offered a basketball...

268-152; 2.86 ERA; 2,212 K 6x All-Star selection; 3x WS champion; 3x Cy Young winner; 3x Gold Glove winner; pitched no-hitter

35th in career wins; 51st in career strikeouts; 16th in career shutouts

Last Updated: Before 2011 season

32. Warren Spahn

Self | 1958 World Series

Warren Spahn was born on April 23, 1921 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Warren Edward Spahn. He was an actor, known for 1958 World Series (1958), 1948 World Series (1948) and 1957 World Series (1957). He was married to Lorene Southard. He died on November 24, 2003 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA.

363-245; 3.09 ERA; 2,583 K 17x All-Star selection; WS champion; Cy Young winner

6th in career wins; 25th in career strikeouts; 6th in career shutouts

Last Updated: Before 2011 season

33. Frank Robinson

Actor | Tiger Claws

Frank Robinson was born on August 31, 1935 in Beaumont, Texas, USA. He is an actor, known for Tiger Claws (1991), The Cosby Show (1984) and Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1992). He has been married to Barbara Ann Cole since October 28, 1961. They have two children.

.295 avg; 2,943 H; 586 HR; 1,812 RBI 14x All-Star selection; 2x WS champion and WS MVP; Gold Glove winner; NL MVP; AL MVP; NL ROY; AL Triple Crown

Only player in history to win MVP in both leagues; 14th in career runs scored; 30th in career hits; 11th in career total bases; 9th in career HR; 20th in career RBI; 23rd in career BB

34. George Brett

Self | Fantasy Island

George Brett was born on May 15, 1953 in Glen Dale, West Virginia, USA as George Howard Brett. He is an actor, known for Fantasy Island (1977), United States of Tara (2009) and Arli$$ (1996). He has been married to Leslie Davenport since February 15, 1991. They have three children.

.305 avg; 3,154 H; 317 HR; 1,595 RBI 13x All-Star selection; WS champion; Gold Glove winner; 3x Silver Slugger; AL MVP

149th in career batting average; 48th in career runs scored; 15th in career hits; 17th in career total bases; 109th in career homeruns; 33rd in career RBI; 14th in career extrabase hits One of four players in history to have 3,000 hits, 300 home runs and maintained a .300 average.

35. Tris Speaker

Actor | The Kid from Cleveland

Tris Speaker was born on April 4, 1888 in Hubbard, Texas, USA as Tristram E. Speaker. He was an actor, known for The Kid from Cleveland (1949), The Baseball Revue of 1917 (1917) and 1915 World's Championship Series (1915). He was married to Mary Frances Cuddihy. He died on December 8, 1958 in Lake ...

.345 avg; 3,514 H; 1,529 RBI AL MVP; 3x WS champion

Record for career doubles (792); 6th in career batting average; 11th in career runs scored; 5th in career hits; 45th in career RBI; 29th in career BB; 54th in career SB; 8th in career singles; 6th in career triples

36. Whitey Ford

Actor | Remington Steele

Hall of Famer Whitey Ford, a mainstay of the New York Yankees dynasty of the 1950s and early '60s, was one of the greatest clutch pitchers of all time. The 10 time All-Star owned six rings for being on World's Championship squads in his 16 years with The Bronx Bombers. (During his time on the ...

236-106; 2.75 ERA; 1,956 K 10x All-Star selection; 6x WS champion being MVP in 1; AL Cy Young winner

61st in career wins; 72nd in career strikeouts; 87th in career ERA

37. Brooks Robinson

Self | Great Performances

Brooks Robinson was born on May 18, 1937 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA as Brooks Calbert Robinson. He has been married to Connie Butcher since October 8, 1960. They have four children.

.267 avg; 2,848 hits; 268 HR; 1,357 RBI 18x All-Star selection; 16x Gold Glove winner; 2x WS champion; AL MVP; WS MVP; AS MVP

Most Gold Glove wins in MLB history; Most assists and zone runs by 3B in MLB history; 2nd in career fielding % as 3B; 4rd in career hits; 80th in career RBI

Considered as one of the greatest defensive third basemen in the history of the game.

38. Greg Maddux

Actor | The Game 365

Greg Maddux was born on April 14, 1966 in San Angelo, Texas, USA as Gregory Alan Maddux. He is an actor, known for The Game 365 (2006), 2001 National League Championship Series (2001) and 1989 National League Championship Series (1989). He has been married to Kathy Ronnow since January 7, 1989. ...

355-227; 3.16 ERA; 3,371 K 8x All-Star selection; WS champion; 18x Gold Glove winner; 4 consecutive NL Cy Young winner

8th in career wins; 10th in career strikeouts; 1st in career putouts as pitcher; 11th in career assists as pitcher

Only pitcher to win 15+ in 17 straight seasons; won most Gold Gloves; one of ten players to achieve 300 wins and 3,000 strikeouts

39. Ken Griffey Jr.

Actor | Little Big League

Ken Griffey Jr. is considered by many experts to be the best player in baseball. He hit 49 homeruns in '96 and he missed quite a few games due to injury. He is not currently working on anything, except for his part ownership in the All-Star Cafe.

.284 avg; 2,781 H; 630 HR; 1,836 RBI 13x All-Star selection; 10x Gold Glove winner; 7x Silver Slugger; AL MVP; NL Comeback POY

32nd in career runs; 48th in career hits; 12th in career total bases; 5th in career home runs; 14th in career RBI; 6th in career extra-base hits; 5th in career intentional walks; 9th in career putouts as OF; 4th in career putouts as CF; 2nd in career assists as CF

40. Ozzie Smith

Actor | The World's Greatest Fair

After attending college at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Ozzie Smith was drafted by the San Diego Padres. He played Major League Baseball for 18 years, most notably as the shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals. He is widely believed to be the best defensive shortstop of all time, and was elected to the...

.262 avg; 2,460 hits; 793 RBI; 580 SB 15x All-Star selection; 13x Gold Glove; Silver Slugger; World Series champion

2nd in career assists and most as SS; 10th in career fielding % as SS

Considered as the greatest defensive shortstop in the history of the game.

41. Carl Yastrzemski

Self | Monday Night Baseball

Carl Yastrzemski, the greatest career-long Red Sox player not named Ted Williams, grew up a Yankees fan on Long Island, where he was born in Southhampton, on August 22, 1939, a week before the outbreak of the Second World War. His father, Carl Sr., a potato farmer back in the days when Long Island ...

.285 avg; 3,419 H; 452 HR; 1,844 RBI 18x All-Star selection; 7x Gold Glove winner; AL MVP

Last batter to win the Triple Crown (1967); 16th in career runs scored; 8th in career hits; 8th in career total bases; 33rd in career homeruns; 12th in career RBI; 6th in career BB

42. Mike Piazza

Actor | Two Weeks Notice

Mike Piazza was born on September 4, 1968 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA as Michael Joseph Piazza. He is an actor and producer, known for Two Weeks Notice (2002), Constantine the Great and Married with Children (1986). He has been married to Alicia Rickter since January 29, 2005. They have two ...

.308 Avg; 2,127 H; 427 HR; 1,335 RBI 12x All-Star selection; 10x NL Silver Slugger; NL ROY; 2nd in MVP voting (1996,1997) and 3rd (2001); Most Silver Sluggers as catcher

41st in career homeruns; 84th in career RBI; 30th in career slugging %

Considered by many to be the greatest hitting catcher to play the game.

43. Wade Boggs

Actor | Swamp Shark

Five-time American League batting champion Wade Boggs ranks with Tony Gwynn of the National League's San Diego Padres as the greatest pure hitters of their generation (1980s through 1990s). In his 18-year career, Boggs racked up 3,010 hits for a career average of .328. This was accomplished in the ...

.328 avg; 3,010 H; 118 HR; 1,014 RBI; 1,513 R 10x All-Star selection; WS champion; 2x Gold Glove winner; 8x Silver Slugger

Most silver sluggers at 3B; 35th in career batting average; 64th in career runs scored; 25th in career hits

44. Jackie Robinson

Actor | The Jackie Robinson Story

Jackie Robinson was the african-American who broke the color barrier in baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame on January 23, 1962.

.311 avg; 1,518 H; 734 RBI; 197 SB 6x All-Star selection; WS champion; MLB ROY; NL MVP

100th in career batting average

45. Dave Winfield

Actor | Married with Children

Dave Winfield, the hard-hitting, Gold Glove outfielder who put together a Hall of Fame career with the San Diego Padres, the New York Yankees, the California Angels and the Toronto Blue Jays (with which he won a World Series Championship in 1992), Minnesota Twins (1993-1994), and Cleveland Indians ...

.283 avg; 3,110 H; 465 HR; 1,833 RBI 12x All-Star selection; WS champion; 7x Gold Glove winner; 6x Silver Slugger; AL Comeback POY

30th in career runs scored; 19th in career hits; 31st in career homeruns; 16th in career RBI

46. Ernie Banks

Music_department | Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes

Extremely likable and popular, Ernie Banks is probably the most popular baseball player to ever put on a Chicago Cubs uniform. He started playing for the Cubs in 1953 and from the moment he hit his first home run, the city of Chicago fell in love with him. Banks started his career as a shortstop ...

.275 avg; 2,583 hits; 512 HR; 1,636 RBI 14x All-Star selection; 2x NL MVP; Gold Glove winner

21st in career homeruns; 28th in career RBI

47. Juan Marichal

Self | 1962 World Series

Juan Marichal was born on October 20, 1937 in Laguna Verde, Dominican Republic as Juan Antonio Marichal Sanchez. He is an actor, known for 1962 World Series (1962), Incident at Candlestick (2009) and 1971 National League Championship Series (1971).

243-142; 2.89 ERA; 2,303 K 10x All-Star selection; AS MVP; threw a no-hitter

53rd in career wins; 45th in career strikeouts; 18th in career shutouts

48. Bob Feller

Actor | The Kid from Cleveland

Bob Feller was born on November 3, 1918 in Van Meter, Iowa, USA as Robert William Andrew Feller. He was an actor, known for The Kid from Cleveland (1949), It's My Turn (1980) and Pastime (1990). He was married to Anne Morris Gilliland and Virginia Winther. He died on December 15, 2010 in Cleveland,...

266-162; 3.25 ERA; 2,581 K 8x All-Star selection; WS champion; AL Triple Crown winner

37th in career wins; 26th in career strikeouts

49. Al Kaline

Self | Home Run Derby

15-time All-Star Al Kaline of the Detroit Tigers was one of the premier baseball players of his generation, slugging 399 home-runs and amassing 3,007 hits in those less-statistics crazy times. (In this era, Kaline -- who announced his retirement before his final season of 1974 and stuck to it -- ...

.297 avg; 3,007 H; 399 HR; 1,583 RBI 18x All-Star selection; WS champion; 10x Gold Glove winner

One of 27 players to get 3,000 hits; 26th in career hits; 41st in career runs scored; 48th in career HR; 38th in career RBI; 44th in career BB

50. Cal Ripken

Actor | The Great 8s

Cal Ripken was born on August 24, 1960 in Havre De Grace, Maryland, USA as Calvin Edwin Ripken Jr. He is known for his work on The Great 8s (2009), Marvel & ESPN Films Present 1 of 1: Genesis (2014) and The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... (1999). He was previously married to Kelly Ripken.

.276 avg; 3,184 H; 431 HR; 1,695 RBI 19x All-Star selection; WS champion; 2x Gold Glove winner; 8x Silver Slugger; 2x AL MVP; AL ROY

Broke Lou Gehrig's 56-year old record for consecutive games played (2,632); 34th in career runs scored; 14th in career hits; 40th in career homeruns; 24th in career RBI

Considered by many to be one of the greatest shortstops in the history of the game.

51. Gaylord Perry

Self | 1971 National League Championship Series

Five-time All-Star and two-time Cy Young Award winner Gaylord Perry was a right-handed baseball pitcher who won 314 games in his 22-year-long career, earning him election to the Hall of Fame. Perry became notorious, and quite popular, as an unabashed proponent of the spitball, which had been ...

314-265; 3.11 ERA; 3,534 K 5x All-Star selection; 2x Cy Young winner; pitched a no-hitter

17th in career wins; 8th in career strikeouts; 16th in career shutouts; one of five pitchers to win a Cy Young from both leagues; one of ten players to achieve 300 wins and 3,000 strikeouts

52. Willie Stargell

Self | Games People Play

Willie Stargell was born on March 6, 1940 in Earlsboro, Oklahoma, USA as Wilver Dornal Stargell. He was married to Margaret Weller and Dolores Brown. He died on April 9, 2001 in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA.

.284 avg; 2,232 H; 475 HR; 1,540 RBI 7x All-Star selection; 2x WS champion and WS MVP; NL MVP

28th in career homeruns; 42nd in career RBI

53. Eddie Mathews

Self | 1958 World Series

Eddie Mathews was born on October 13, 1931 in Texarkana, Texas, USA as Edwin Lee Mathews Jr. He was married to Elizabeth Busch Burke, Sue Ann and Virjean Lauby. He died on February 18, 2001 in La Jolla, California, USA.

.271 avg; 2,315 H; 512 HR; 1,453 RBI 12x All-Star selection; 2x WS champion

65th in career runs scored; 133rd in career hits; 21st in career homeruns; 56th in career RBI; 22nd in career BB

Considered one of the greatest third basemen ever to play the game.

54. Ed Walsh

Self | The Baseball Revue of 1917

Ed Walsh was born on May 14, 1881 in Plains, Pennsylvania, USA as Edward Augustine Walsh. He died on May 26, 1959 in Pompano Beach, Florida, USA.

195-126; 1.82 ERA; 1,736 K WS champion

Leader in career ERA; 121st in career wins; 97th in career strikeouts

55. Rickey Henderson

Actor | Hammer: 2 Legit 2 Quit

Rickey Henderson was born on December 25, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Rickey Henley Henderson. He is an actor, known for Hammer: 2 Legit 2 Quit (1991), 2000 American League Championship Series (2000) and 1981 American League Championship Series (1981). He has been married to Pam Palmer since ...

.279 avg; 3,055 H; 297 HR; 1,406 SB; 2,295 R 10x All-Star selection; 2x WS champion; 3x Silver Slugger; Gold Glove winner; AL MVP; NL Comeback POY

Single-season stolenbases record (130) and career; most runs in career (breaking Ty Cobb's 75 year-old record); most lead-off homeruns (81); broke Babe Ruth's 70 year-old record for career base on balls and held the record for three years; 21st in career hits

56. Tony Gwynn

Actor | The Game 365

There is probably no one who has won over the public in San Diego as much as Tony Gwynn has. While Tony Gwynn the baseball player is worthy of Hall of Fame status, it is Tony Gwynn the human being that endeared himself to many San Diegans.

Born in Los Angeles in 1960, Gwynn grew up in Long Beach ...

.338 avg; 3,141 H; 1,138 RBI 15x All-Star selection; 5x Gold Glove winner; 7x Silver Slugger

19th in career batting average; 92nd in career runs scored; 18th in career hits; 9th in career singles

57. Joe Morgan

Actor | Profiles

Joe Morgan played major league baseball for 22 seasons. Spending time with the Houston Colt .45's/Astros, Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, and Oakland A's. A two-time National League Most Valuable Player, Joe was part of Cincinnati's famous "Big Red Machine" in the 1970s. He was elected to ...

.271 avg; 2,517 H; 268 HR; 1,133 RBI; 689 SB 10x All-Star selection; 2x WS champion; 5x Gold Glove winner; Silver Slugger; 2x NL MVP; NL Comeback POY

33rd in career runs scored; 5th in career BB; 90th in career hits; 11th in career SB

58. Nap Lajoie

Self | Game of Base Ball

Nap Lajoie was born on September 5, 1874 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA as Napoleon Lajoie. He died on February 7, 1959 in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA.

.338 avg; 3,242 H; 1,504 RBI AL Triple Crown

20th in career batting average; 70th in career runs scored; 13th in career hits; 32nd in career RBI; batted .400 in single-season

59. George Sisler

Self | Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 14

George Sisler was born on March 24, 1893 in Manchester, Ohio, USA as George Harold Sisler. He died on March 26, 1973 in Richmond Heights, Missouri, USA.

.340 avg; 2,812 H; 1,175 RBI AL MVP

Held record for most single-season hits for 84 years; batted .400 in single-season twice; 16th in career batting average; 46th in career hits; 31st in career singles

60. Kirby Puckett

Self | WCW Monday Nitro

Kirby Puckett was born on March 14, 1960 in Chicago's South Side. He was the youngest of nine children born to William and Catherine Puckett. He was raised in the Robert Taylor Homes housing project, a row of broken-down apartments, which were dubbed "the place where hope dies."

Since there were no ...

.318 avg; 2,304 H; 1,085 RBI 10x All-Star selection; 2x WS champion; 6x Gold Glove winner; 6x Silver Slugger

58th in career batting average; 137th in career hits

61. Eddie Murray

Self | My Oh My!

Hall of Famer Eddie Murrary made his reputation as a hard-hitting first baseman for the Baltimore Orioles, a team he helped lead to a World Championship in 1983 and with which he was named American League Rookie of the Year in 1977. In his 21-year career with the O's, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the ...

.287 avg; 3,255 H; 504 HR; 1,917 RBI 8x All-Star selection; WS champion; 3x Gold Glove winner; 3x Silver Slugger; AL ROY

One of four players with at least 500 HR and at least 3,000 hits; 6th in career games played and at-bats; 39th in career runs scored; 12th in career hits; 9th in career total bases; 25th in career HR; 9th in career RBI

62. Rollie Fingers

Actor | Arli$$

Rollie Fingers was born on August 25, 1946 in Steubenville, Ohio, USA as Roland Glen Fingers. He is an actor, known for Arli$$ (1996), 1971 American League Championship Series (1971) and Brewer's Boys. He is married to Lori Harden. They have two children. He was previously married to Suzanne ...

114-118; 2.90 ERA; 1,299 K; 341 S 7x All-Star selection; 3x WS champion and 1 MVP; AL MVP; AL Cy Young; 4x Relief Man of Year

10th in career saves; one of 21 pitchers with at least 300 saves

63. Roy Campanella

Self | Roogie's Bump

Roy Campanella was born on November 19, 1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was a writer, known for Roogie's Bump (1954), 1949 World Series (1949) and It's Good to Be Alive (1974). He was married to Roxie Joynes, Ruthe Willis and Bernice Ray. He died on June 26, 1993 in Woodland Hills, Los ...

.276 avg; 1,161 H; 242 HR; 856 RBI 8x All-Star selection; WS champion; 3x NL MVP

64. Hank Greenberg

Soundtrack | The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

Hank Greenberg was born on January 1, 1911 in New York City, New York, USA as Henry Benjamin Greenberg. He was an actor, known for The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (1998), The Kid from Cleveland (1949) and The Ed Sullivan Show (1948). He was married to Linda Douglas and Caral Gimbel. He died on...

.313 avg; 1,628 H; 331 HR; 1,276 RBI 5x All-Star selection; 2x WS champion; 2x AL MVP

77th in career batting average; 7th in career slugging %; 95th in career HR; 108th in career RBI

65. Pedro Martinez

Self | Ponchao

Pedro Martinez was born on October 25, 1971 in Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic as Pedro Jaime Martinez. He is an actor, known for Ponchao (2013), The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... (1999) and Wicked Bites (2013). He has been married to Carolina Cruz since November 9, 2005.

219-100; 2.93 ERA; 3,154 8x All-Star selection; WS champion; 3x Cy Young winner; AL Triple Crown winner

76th in career wins; 13th in career strikeouts; one of five pitchers to win Cy Young in both leagues; one of ten players to achieve 300 wins and 3,000 strikeouts

66. Goose Goslin

Goose Goslin was born on October 16, 1900 in Salem, New Jersey, USA as Leon Allen Goslin. He died on May 15, 1971 in Bridgeton, New Jersey.

.316 avg; 2,735 H; 1,609 RBI All-Star selection; 2x WS champion

31st in career RBI; 53rd in career hits; 73rd in career runs scored

67. Dizzy Dean

Actor | Dizzy & Daffy

Jerome "Dizzy" Dean is regarded as one of the finest pitchers in baseball history. He took four consecutive strikeout titles, led the National League in complete games pitched for four straight seasons, and won two games for the Cardinals in the 1934 World Series--his brother Paul 'Daffy' Dean won ...

150-83; 3.02 ERA; 1,163 K 4x All-Star selection; WS champion; NL MVP; top 2 in MVP voting (1935,1936)

68. Rod Carew

Self | 1970 American League Championship Series

Rod Carew was born on October 1, 1945 in Gatun, Canal Zone, Panama as Rodney Cline Carew. He is known for his work on 1970 American League Championship Series (1970), 1969 American League Championship Series (1969) and 1982 American League Championship Series (1982). He has been married to Rhonda ...

.328 avg; 3,053 H; 1,015 RBI 18x All-Star selection; AL MVP; AL ROY

36th in career batting average; 81st in career runs scored; 22nd in career hits

69. Paul Molitor

Actor | Falling for You

Paul Molitor was born on August 22, 1956 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA as Paul Leo Molitor. He is an actor, known for Falling for You (1995), Monday Night Baseball (1976) and ESPN Major League Baseball (1990). He has been married to Destini since February 14, 2004. They have two children. He was ...

.306 avg; 3,319 H; 1,307 RBI; 504 SB 7x All-Star selection; WS champion and WS MVP; 4x Silver Slugger

18th in career runs scored; 9th in career hits; 37th in career stolen bases

70. Ralph Kiner

Actor | The Game 365

Ralph Kiner was born on October 27, 1922 in Santa Rita, New Mexico, USA as Ralph McPherran Kiner. He was an actor, known for The Game 365 (2006), The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950) and The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (1998). He was married to Diann Shugart, Barbara and Nancy Chaffee. He died on ...

.279 avg; 1,451 H; 369 HR; 1,105 RBI 6x All-Star selection

69th in career homeruns

71. Alex Rodríguez

Actor | Entourage

Alex Rodríguez was born on July 27, 1975 in New York City, New York, USA as Alexander Emanuel Rodriguez. He is an actor, known for Entourage (2004), Playball (2008) and My Oh My! (1996). He was previously married to Cynthia Rodríguez.

* .303 avg; 2,672 H; 613 HR; 1,813 RBI 13x All-Star selection; 10x Silver Slugger; 2x Gold Glove winner; 3x AL MVP; WS champion

Youngest to reach 500 (32y 8d) and 600 (35y 8d) HR; Most seasons (14) with 100+ RBI; 13th in career slugging %; 20th in career runs scored; 65th in career hits; 18th in career total bases; 6th in career HR; 17th in career RBI; 71st in career BB

Last Updated: Before 2011 season

72. Lefty Grove

Grove was the star pitcher of the late 1920-early 1930 he had a competitive spirit matched by few if any, it was this spirit that enabled grove to capture 300 major league wins mostly for Philadelphia and Boston American league. During a stretch of seven years lefty won at least twenty games while ...

300-141; 3.06 ERA; 2,266 K 6x All-Star selection; 2x WS champion; AL MVP; 2x Triple Crown winner

23rd in career wins; 47th in career strikeouts; 71st in career shutouts

73. Al Simmons

Actor | The Christmas Orange

Al Simmons was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is an actor, known for The Christmas Orange (2003), What a Day! (1993) and Get a Job (1985).

.334 avg; 2,927 H; 307 HR; 1,827 RBI 3x All-Star selection; 2x WS champion

23rd in career batting average; 67th in career runs scored; 35th in career hits; 34th in career total bases; 19th in career RBI

74. Eddie Collins

Self | The Baseball Revue of 1917

Eddie Collins was born on May 2, 1887 in Millerton, New York, USA as Edward Trowbridge Collins Sr. He died on March 25, 1951 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

.333 avg; 3,315 H; 1,300 RBI; 744 SB AL MVP; 4x WS champion

27th in career batting average; 15th in career runs scored; 10th in career hits; 103rd in career RBI; 8th in career SB; 18th in career BB; 3rd in career singles

75. Mariano Rivera

Self | 2001 American League Championship Series

Mariano Rivera was born on November 29, 1969 in Panama City, Panama. He is an actor, known for 2001 American League Championship Series (2001), Closers (2010) and 1999 American League Championship Series (1999). He has been married to Clara since November 9, 1991. They have three children.

74-55; 2.23 ERA; 1,051 K; 559 S 11x All-Star selection; 5x WS champion and MVP in 1; 5x AL Relief Man winner

All-time leader in post-season saves; 2nd in career saves; Most consecutive seasons with 25+ saves (14); one of 21 players with 300 saves; one of five players with 400 saves; one of two players with 500 saves

Considered by many to be the greatest closer of all-time.

Last Updated: Before 2011 season

76. Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson was born on July 16, 1889 in Pickens County, South Carolina, USA as Joseph Jefferson Jackson. He was married to Katherine Wynn. He died on December 5, 1951 in Greenville, South Carolina.

.356 avg; 1,772 H; 785 RBI WS champion

3rd in career batting average

77. Willie Keeler

Actor | The Cock-Eyed World

Willie Keeler was born on September 14, 1890 in Vernon, Colorado, USA as Paul Keeler Hollman. He was an actor, known for The Cock-Eyed World (1929). He died on January 17, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

.341 avg; 2,932 H; 1,719 RBI

Batted .400 in a single-season; 14th in career batting average; 25th in career runs scored; 33rd in career hits; 5th in career singles; NL record for consecutive games with hit (45); Record eight consecutive seasons with 200 hits (1894-1901) that stood 108 years until Ichiro broke it in 2009.

78. Mickey Cochrane

Self | The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

Mickey Cochrane was born on April 6, 1903 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA as Gordon Stanley Cochrane. He was married to Mary. He died on June 28, 1962 in Lake Forest, Illinois, USA.

.320 avg; 1,652 H; 832 RBI 2x All-Star selection; 3x WS champion; 2x AL MVP

56th in career batting average

79. Lou Brock

Self | Monday Night Baseball

Lou Brock was born on June 18, 1939 in El Dorado, Arkansas, USA as Louis Clark Brock. He has been married to Jacqueline Layne since April 5, 1996. He was previously married to Virginia Daniels and Katie Hay.

.293 avg; 3,023 H; 900 RBI; 938 SB 6x All-Star selection; 2x WS champion; NL Comeback POY

44th in career runs scored; 23rd in career hits; 2nd in career stolen bases; Broke Billy Hamilton's 77 yr old record for most stolen bases and held the record for 12 years until Rickey Henderson broke it; Held the record for single-season stole bases for eight years until Rickey Henderson broke it.

80. Duke Snider

Actor | The Rifleman

Duke Snider was born on September 19, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Edwin Donald Snider. He was an actor, known for The Rifleman (1958), The Trouble with Girls (1969) and Pastime (1990). He was married to Beverly Null. He died on February 27, 2011 in Escondido, California.

.295 avg; 2,116 H; 407 HR; 1,333 RBI 8x All-Star selection; 2x WS champion

46th in career HR; 85th in career RBI

81. Carl Hubbell

Self | Big Leaguer

Carl Hubbell was born on June 22, 1903 in Carthage, Missouri, USA as Carl Owen Hubbell. He was married to Julia Stanfield and Lucille Harrington. He died on November 21, 1988 in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.

253-154; 2.98 ERA; 1,677 K 9x All-Star selection; WS champion; 2x NL MVP

44th in career wins; 116th in career strikeouts; 63rd in career shutouts

82. Derek Jeter

Self | The Other Guys

Derek Jeter was born on June 26, 1974 in Pequannock, New Jersey, USA as Derek Sanderson Jeter. He has been married to Hannah Jeter since July 9, 2016. They have one child.

.313 avg; 3,003 H; 1,159 RBI 12x All-Star selection; 5x WS champion and WS MVP; 5x Gold Glove winner; 4x Silver Slugger; AL ROY

Most hits in Yankees history; most hits in a career by a shortstop; one of six players with 2,700 hits, 1,500 runs, 220 homers, 300 steals, and 1,000 RBIs; >80th in career batting average; 24th in career runs scored; 27th in career hits; 21st in career singles, 28th player to hit 3,000

Last Updated: 7/10/11

83. Harmon Killebrew

Actor | Pastime

In the pre-steroids era, the most fearsome home-run hitter in the American League not named Babe Ruth (Mickey Mantle was a switch-hitter) was named Harmon Killebrew. The surname seemed to fit, as the husky Harmon certainly "killed" the ball, launching many massive moon-shots in old-time ball-yards ...

.256 avg; 2,086 H; 573 HR; 1,584 RBI 13x All-Star selection; AL MVP

11th in career HR; 36th in career RBI; 15th in career BB; one of 23 players to achieve more than 500 HR and more than 1,500 RBI in career

84. Mark McGwire

Actor | Mad About You

Mark McGwire was born on October 1, 1963 in Pomona, California, USA as Mark David McGwire. He is an actor, known for Mad About You (1992), 2000 National League Championship Series (2000) and 1990 American League Championship Series (1990). He has been married to Stephanie Slemer since April 20, ...

* .263 avg; 1,626 H; 583 HR; 1,414 RBI 12x All-Star selection; WS champion; Gold Glove winner; AL ROY

Record for most HR in rookie season; AB per HR ratio (10.61); held the single-season HR record for three years; 8th in career slugging %; 10th in career HR; 67th in career RBI; 38th in career BB

85. Frank Thomas

Actor | Mr. Baseball

Frank Thomas was born on May 27, 1968 in Columbus, Georgia, USA as Frank Edward Thomas Jr. He is an actor, known for Mr. Baseball (1992), Married with Children (1986) and MLB on FOX (1996). He is married to Megan. They have one child. He was previously married to Elise Silver.

.301 avg; 2,468 H; 521 HR; 1,704 RBI 5x All-Star selection; 4x Silver Slugger; 2x AL MVP; AL Comeback POY

One of four players to have at least a .300 batting average, 500 HR, 1,500 RBI, 1,000 runs and 1,500 walks in career. 18th in career HR; 22nd in career RBI; 10th in career BB; 71st in career runs scored

86. Ivan Rodriguez

Actor | Little Big League

Ivan Rodriguez was born on November 27, 1971 in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico as Ivan Rodriguez Torres. He is an actor, known for Little Big League (1994), Garden of Death (1974) and Arli$$ (1996). He was previously married to Maribel Rivera.

/ .298 avg; 2,817 H; 309 HR; 1,313 RBI 14x All-Star selection; 13x Gold Glove winner; 7x Silver Slugger; AL MVP; WS champion

Most games caught in career; most Gold Gloves for catcher; 45th in career hits; 21st in career doubles; 116th in career HR; 93rd in career RBI

Last Updated: Before 2011 season

87. Phil Niekro

Self | 1969 National League Championship Series

Phil Niekro was born on April 1, 1939 in Blaine, Ohio, USA as Philip Henry Niekro. He is an actor, known for 1969 National League Championship Series (1969), 1982 National League Championship Series (1982) and Knuckleball! (2012).

318-274; 3.35 ERA; 3,342 K 5x All-Star selection; 5x Gold Glove winner; pitched a no-hitter

16th in career wins; 11th in career strikeouts; one of ten players to achieve 300 wins and 3,000 strikeouts; MLB record 121 wins after age 40

88. Reggie Jackson

Actor | The Benchwarmers

Reggie Jackson is a baseball Hall of Famer nicknamed "Mr. October" because of his great World Series status. He hit 3 homeruns in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series, the most homeruns ever by one player in a World Series game. He currently works for the New York Yankees

.262 avg; 2,584 H; 563 HR; 1,702 RBI 14x All-Star selection; 5x WS champion, MVP in 2; 2x Silver Slugger; AL MVP

13th in career homeruns; 80th in career hits; 23rd in career RBI; struckout most times in career (2,597); 30th in career bases on balls

89. Lefty Gomez

Self | The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

Lefty Gomez was born on November 26, 1908 in Rodeo, California, USA as Vernon Louis Gomez. He was married to June O'Dea. He died on February 17, 1989 in Greenbrae, California.

189-102; 3.34 ERA; 1,468 K 7x All-Star selection; 5x WS champion; 2x Triple Crown winner

138th in career wins; 193rd in career strikeouts

90. Robin Roberts

Self | 1950 World Series

Robin Roberts was born on September 30, 1926 in Springfield, Illinois, USA as Robin Evans Roberts. He was married to Mary Ann Kalnes. He died on May 6, 2010 in Temple Terrace, Florida, USA.

286-245; 3.41 ERA; 2,357 K 7x All-Star selection

28th in career wins; 42nd in career strikeouts; 29th in career shutouts

91. Ryne Sandberg

Self | Landline

Ryne Sandberg was born on September 18, 1959 in Spokane, Washington, USA as Ryne Dee Sandberg. He has been married to Margaret Koehnemann since August 19, 1995. They have five children. He was previously married to Cindy White.

.285 avg; 2,386 H; 282 HR; 1,061 RBI 10x All-Star selection; 9x Gold Glove winner; 7x Silver Slugger; NL MVP

92. Richie Ashburn

Self | 1950 World Series

Richie Ashburn was born on March 19, 1927 in Tilden, Nebraska, USA as Don Richard Ashburn. He was married to Herberta Cox. He died on September 9, 1997 in New York City, New York, USA.

.308 avg; 2,574 H; 586 RBI 6x All-Star selection

122nd in career batting average; 82nd in career hits; 6th in career putouts as outfielder (6,089)

93. Goose Gossage

Self | 1981 American League Championship Series

Goose Gossage was born on July 5, 1951 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA as Richard Michael Gossage. He is an actor, known for 1981 American League Championship Series (1981), Closers (2010) and 1980 American League Championship Series (1980).

124-107; 3.01 ERA; 1,502 K; 310 S 9x All-Star selection; WS champion; AL Relief Man of Year

One of 21 players to record 300 saves; 18th in career saves

94. Albert Pujols

Self | Marvel & ESPN Films Present 1 of 1: Genesis

Albert Pujols was born on January 16, 1980 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic as Jose Alberto Pujols. He has been married to Deidre Corona since January 1, 2000. They have four children.

/ .331 avg; 1,900 H; 408 HR; 1,230 RBI 9x All-Star selection; WS champion; 3x NL MVP; 6x Silver Slugger; 2x Gold Glove winner; NL ROY

30th in career batting average; 4th in career slugging %; 26th in career hits; 45th in career HR; 127th in career RBI

Last Updated: Before 2011 season

95. Bruce Sutter

Self | 1982 National League Championship Series

Bruce Sutter was born on January 6, 1953 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA as Howard Bruce Sutter.

68-71; 2.83 ERA; 861 K; 300 S 6x All-Star selection; WS champion; Cy Young winner; 4x Relief Man of Year

21st in career saves; one of 21 pitchers with at least 300 saves

96. Hal Newhouser

Self | 1954 World Series

Hal Newhouser was born on May 20, 1921 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Harold Newhouser. He died on November 10, 1998 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

207-150; 3.06 ERA; 1,796 K 7x All-Star selection; WS champion; 2x AL MVP; AL Triple Crown

100th in career wins; 88th in career strikeouts

97. Billy Williams

Self | King of the Hill

Hall of Famer Billy Williams, who made his reputation as an outstanding hitter as a left fielder for the Chicago Cubs, was born on June 15, 1938, in Whistler, Alabama. He made his major league debut with the Cubs on August 6, 1959, and in his first full season, won the National League Rookie of the...

.290 avg; 2,711 H; 426 HR; 1,475 RBI 6x All-Star selection; NL ROY

86th in career runs scored; 60th in career hits; 36th in career total bases; 42nd in career HR; 53rd in career RBI

98. Carlton Fisk

Self | Monday Night Baseball

Carlton Fisk, a 6' 2" 220 lbs. product of Bellows Falls, Vermont who was raised across the Connecticut River in neighboring Charlestown, New Hampshire, crouched and hit his way to the Hall of Fame in a career played entirely with the Sox: The Boston Red Sox (1969, 1971-1980) and the Chicago White ...

.269 avg; 2,356 H; 376 HR; 1,330 RBI 11x All-Star selection; Gold Glove winner; 3x Silver Slugger; AL ROY

66th in career HR; 87th in career RBI

99. Hoyt Wilhelm

Self | 1954 World Series

Hoyt Wilhelm was born on July 26, 1922 in Huntersville, North Carolina, USA as James Hoyt Wilhelm. He died on August 23, 2002 in Sarasota, Florida, USA.

143-122; 2.52 ERA; 1,610 K; 227 S 8x All-Star selection; WS champion; threw a no-hitter

34th in career saves

100. Rafael Palmeiro

Actor | Little Big League

Rafael Palmeiro was born on September 24, 1964 in Havana, Cuba as Rafael Corrales Palmeiro. He is an actor, known for Little Big League (1994), Arli$$ (1996) and Thunder and Lightning (2015). He has been married to Lynne since December 14, 1985. They have two children.

* .288 avg; 3,020 H; 569 HR; 1,835 RBI 4x All-Star selection; 3x Gold Glove winner; 2x Silver Slugger

One of four players with at least 500 HR and at least 3,000 hits; 31st in career runs scored; 24th in career hits; 10th in career total bases; 12th in career HR; 15th in career RBI; 31st in career BB