SPORTING NEWS' BEST 100 PLAYERS
as published in "Baseball's 100 Greatest Players"*

 
PLAYER FROM TO PLAYER FROM TO
1. Babe Ruth
2. Willie Mays
3. Ty Cobb
4. Walter Johnson 
5. Hank Aaron
6. Lou Gehrig
7. Christy Mathewson
8. Ted Williams
9. Rogers Hornsby
10. Stan Musial
11. Joe Dimaggio
12. Grover Alexander
13. Honus Wagner
14. Cy Young
15. Jimmie Foxx
16. Johnny Bench
17. Mickey Mantle
18. Josh Gibson
19. Satchel Paige
20. Roberto Clemente
21. Warren Spahn
22. Frank Robinson
23. Lefty Grove
24. Eddie Collins
25. Pete Rose
26. Sandy Koufax
27. Tris Speaker
28. Mike Schmidt
29. Nap Lajoie
30. Steve Carlton
31. Bob Gibson
32. Tom Seaver
33. George Sisler
34. Barry Bonds
35. Joe Jackson
36. Bob Feller
37. Hank Greenberg
38. Ernie Banks
39. Greg Maddux
40. Yogi Berra
41. Nolan Ryan
42. Mel Ott
43. Al Simmons
44. Jackie Robinson
45. Carl Hubbell
46. Charley Gehringer 
47. Buck Leonard
48. Reggie Jackson
49. Tony Gwynn
50. Roy Campanella
1914
1951
1905
1907
1954
1923
1900
1939
1915
1941
1936
1911
1897
1890
1925
1967
1951
1930
1926
1955
1942
1956
1925
1906
1963
1955
1907
1972
1896
1965
1959
1967
1915
1986
1908
1936
1930
1953
1986
1946
1966
1926
1924
1947
1928
1924
1933
1967
1982
1948
1935
1973
1928
1927
1976
1939
1916
1960
1937
1963
1951
1930
1917
1911
1945
1983
1968
1946
1953
1972
1965
1976
1941
1930
1986
1966
1928
1989
1916
1988
1975
1986
1930
Present
1920
1956
1947
1971
Present
1965
1993
1947
1944
1956
1943
1942
1950
1987
Present
1957
51. Rickey Henderson
52. Whitey Ford
53. Roger Clemens
54. Harry Heilmann
55. George Brett
56. Willie McCovey
57. Bill Dickey
58. Lou Brock
59. Bill Terry
60. Joe Morgan
61. Rod Carew
62. Paul Waner
63. Eddie Mathews
64. Jim Palmer
65. Mickey Cochrane
66. Cool Papa Bell
67. Oscar Charleston
68. Eddie Plank
69. Harmon Killebrew
70. Pie Traynor
71. Juan Marichal
72. Carl Yastrzemski
73. Lefty Gomez
74. Robin Roberts
75. Willie Keeler
76. Al Kaline
77. Eddie Murray
78. Cal Ripken Jr.
79. Joe Medwick
80. Brooks Robinson
81. Willie Stargell
82. Ed Walsh
83. Duke Snider
84. Sam Crawford
85. Dizzy Dean
86. Kirby Puckett
87. Ozzie Smith
88. Frank Frisch
89. Goose Goslin
90. Ralph Kiner
91. Mark McGwire
92. Chuck Klein
93. Ken Griffey Jr.
94. Dave Winfield
95. Wade Boggs
96. Rollie Fingers
97. Gaylord Perry
98. Dennis Eckersly
99. Paul Moliter
100. Early Wynn
1979
1950
1984
1914
1973
1959
1928
1961
1923
1963
1967
1926
1952
1965
1925
1922
1915
1901
1954
1920
1960
1961
1930
1948
1892
1953
1977
1981
1932
1955
1962
1904
1947
1899
1930
1984
1978
1919
1921
1946
1986
1928
1989
1973
1982
1968
1962
1975
1978
1939
Present
1967
Present
1932
1993
1980
1946
1979
1936
1984
1985
1945
1968
1984
1937
1946
1950
1917
1975
1937
1975
1983
1943
1966
1910
1974
1997
Present
1948
1977
1982
1917
1964
1917
1941
1995
1996
1937
1938
1955
Present
1944
Present
1995
Present
1985
1983
Present
Present
1963

*Note: there's a nice discussion of this list in the October 19, 1998 edition of Newsweek Magazine.

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