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The Major League Baseball or MLB is in its existence for more than 100 years now and certainly it has created some of the best players over the year. We are tracking ten of the greatest MLB players who have played this game till now. Your opinion may differ, but this is what we have found from out research and survey.

The 10 Greatest MLB (Baseball) Players Ever

Ty Cobb

The Greatest MLB Players EverCareer Span: 1905 to 1928

Position: First Baseman, Outfielder

  • 4191 Career hits
  • 12 AL batting titles won
  • 23 straight seasons over .300
  • Overall batting average .420
  • Two seasons with .400 average

Stan Musial

The Greatest MLB Players EverCareer Span: 1941 to 1963

Position: First Batsman, Outfielder

  • 17 out of 22 seasons had a batting average of more than .300
  • Led the NL in batting for 7 times
  • MVP in 1943, 1946 and 1948
  • Featured 24 times in All-Star games
  • 12 Walk-off home runs

Mickey Mantle

The Greatest MLB Players EverCareer Span: 1951 to 1968

Position: Centerfielder

  • 565 foot home run on 17th April 1953 at Griffith Stadium in Washington DC
  • Helped Yankees to win 12 AL pennants and 7 World Series titles
  • Most home runs in a series – 18
  • 3 MVP awards in 1956, 1957 and 1962
  • Overall batting average of .298
  • 531 home runs.

Joe DiMaggio

The Greatest MLB Players EverCareer Span: 1936 to 1951

Position: Centerfielder

  • A 56 game hitting streak in 1941
  • Earned ‘Greatest Living Player’ title in 1969
  • Overall batting average of .325
  • 361 home runs

Nolan Ryan

The Greatest MLB Players Ever

Career Span: 1966 to 1993

Position: Right handed pitcher

  • Most feared pitcher in the history of the game
  • Average speed of 100 mph
  • 5714 career strikeouts, highest till date.
  • 324 victories and 7 no-hitters

Willie Mays

The Greatest MLB Players EverCareer Span: 1951 to 1973

Position: Centerfielder

  • Featured 24 All Star games
  • 12 Gold Gloves
  • 2 times NL MVP
  • 660 career Home Runs

 Bebe Ruth

The Greatest MLB Players EverCareer Span: 1914 to 1935

Position: Left handed Pitcher, Outfielder

  • First most celebrated Baseball player
  • Helped winning 89 games for Boston Red Sox
  • Helped Boston Red Sox winning 1915, 1916 and 1918 World Championships.
  • 714 career Home Runs

Hank Aaron

The Greatest MLB Players EverCareer Span: 1954 to 1976

Position: Outfielder

  • 755 career Home Runs
  • MVP in 1957
  • 24 times in All Star games
  • 3 Gold Glove Awards

Ted Williams

The Greatest MLB Players EverCareer Span: 1939 to 1960

Position: Leftfielder

  • Two times winner of Triple Crown
  • 3 times MVP
  • An average of .406 in 1941
  • An overall average of .344
  • 17 times in All Star games
  • 6 batting championships
  • 521 career Home Runs

Barry Bonds

The Greatest MLB Players EverCareer Span: 1986 to 2007

  • Most home runs in a season, 71
  • 700 Career Home Runs
  • 6 NL MVP Awards
  • An average of .370 achieved in 2002

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