Baseball's 100 Greatest Players

The Sporting News is nothing short of the most respected and legendary magazine / newspaper in sports history. Their coverage of baseball has no rival and they are simply the most respected source of baseball statistics anywhere. Listed below are the players chosen by The Sporting News as Baseball's 100 Greatest Players.

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"I think I was the best baseball player I ever saw." - Willie Mays

Baseball's 100 Greatest Players

by The Sporting News (1998)

100 Early Wynn 50 Roy Campanella
99 Paul Molitor 49 Tony Gwynn
98 Dennis Eckersley 48 Reggie Jackson
97 Gaylord Perry 47 Buck Leonard
96 Rollie Fingers 46 Charlie Gehringer
95 Wade Boggs 45 Carl Hubbell
94 Dave Winfield 44 Jackie Robinson
93 Ken Griffey, Jr. 43 Al Simmons
92 Chuck Klein 42 Mel Ott
91 Mark McGwire 41 Nolan Ryan
90 Ralph Kiner 40 Yogi Berra
89 Goose Goslin 39 Greg Maddux
88 Frankie Frisch 38 Ernie Banks
87 Ozzie Smith 37 Hank Greenberg
86 Kirby Puckett 36 Bob Feller
85 Dizzy Dean 35 Joe Jackson
84 Sam Crawford 34 Barry Bonds
83 Duke Snider 33 George Sisler
82 Ed Walsh 32 Tom Seaver
81 Willie Stargell 31 Bob Gibson
80 Brooks Robinson 30 Steve Carlton
79 Joe Medwick 29 Nap Lajoie
78 Cal Ripken, Jr. 28 Mike Schmidt
77 Eddie Murray 27 Tris Speaker
76 Al Kaline 26 Sandy Koufax
75 Willie Keeler 25 Pete Rose
74 Robin Roberts 24 Eddie Collins
73 Lefty Gomez 23 Lefty Grove
72 Carl Yastrzemski 22 Frank Robinson
71 Juan Marichal 21 Warren Spahn
70 Pie Traynor 20 Roberto Clemente
69 Harmon Killebrew 19 Satchel Paige
68 Eddie Plank 18 Josh Gibson
67 Oscar Charleston 17 Mickey Mantle
66 Cool Papa Bell 16 Johnny Bench
65 Mickey Cochrane 15 Jimmie Foxx
64 Jim Palmer 14 Cy Young
63 Eddie Mathews 13 Honus Wagner
62 Paul Waner 12 Grover Alexander
61 Rod Carew 11 Joe DiMaggio
60 Joe Morgan 10 Stan Musial
59 Bill Terry 9 Rogers Hornsby
58 Lou Brock 8 Ted Williams
57 Bill Dickey 7 Christy Mathewson
56 Willie McCovey 6 Lou Gehrig
55 George Brett 5 Hank Aaron
54 Harry Heilmann 4 Walter Johnson
53 Roger Clemens 3 Ty Cobb
52 Whitey Ford 2 Willie Mays
51 Rickey Henderson 1 Babe Ruth
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