Top 25

Top 25 Baseball Players

Here’s a curveball for you, instead of going with the arts, I thought I’d give you a Top 25 dedicated to sports.

Baseball that is, and with being in full swing (like that cliche hasn’t been used before) I thought it timely to do a Top 25 Baseball Players list.

I grew up playing the game during the late ’80s and early ’90s, and though I was never really strong in the sport — I played select only once, and mainly because my dad was a coach — I enjoyed the game.

Here are my Top 25 favourite players. Note most come from the era I grew up in, and the pre-Steroid era.

25. BB-Top-25-Baseball-25 Player: Robin Ventura, 3B
Teams: Chicago White Sox, New York Mets, New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers
Years Active: 1989-2004
24. BB-Top-25-Baseball-24 Player: Kirby Puckett, CF
Teams: Minnesota Twins
Years Active: 1984-1995
23. BB-Top-25-Baseball-23 Player: Tony Gwynn, RF
Teams: San Diego Padres
Years Active: 1982-2001
22. BB-Top-25-Baseball-22 Player: Devon White, CF
Teams: California Angels, Toronto Blue Jays, Florida Marlins, Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers
Years Active: 1985-2001
21. BB-Top-25-Baseball-21 Player: Chris Sabo, 3B
Teams: Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals
Years Active: 1988-1996
20. BB-Top-25-Baseball-20 Player: Gary Sheffield, OF/3B
Teams: Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres, Florida Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers and New York Mets
Years Active: 1988-2009
19. BB-Top-25-Baseball-19 Player: Roberto Clemente, RF
Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates
Years Active: 1955-1972
18. BB-Top-25-Baseball-18 Player: Satchel Paige, SP
Teams: Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns and Kansas City Athletics
Years Active: 1926-1966
17. BB-Top-25-Baseball-17 Player: Darryl Strawberry, RF
Teams: New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees
Years Active: 1983-1999
16. BB-Top-25-Baseball-16 Player: Carlton Fisk, C
Teams: Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox
Years Active: 1969-1993
15. BB-Top-25-Baseball-15 Player: Ryne Sandberg, 2B
Teams: Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs
Years Active: 1981-1967
14. BB-Top-25-Baseball-14 Player: Joey Votto, 1B
Teams: Cincinnati Reds
Years Active: 2007-Present
13. BB-Top-25-Baseball-13 Player: Willie Stargell, LF/1B
Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates
Years Active: 1962-1982
12. BB-Top-25-Baseball-12 Player: Jose Rijo, P
Teams: New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics and Cincinnati Reds
Years Active: 1984-2002
11. BB-Top-25-Baseball-11 Player: Teddy Higuera, P
Teams: Milwaukee Brewers
Years Active: 1985-1994
10. BB-Top-25-Baseball-10 Player: Will Clark, 1B
Teams: San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles and St. Louis Cardinals
Years Active: 1986-2000
9. BB-Top-25-Baseball-09 Player: Lloyd Moseby, CF
Teams: Toronto Blue Jays and Detroit Tigers (Yomiuri Giants)
Years Active: 1980-1993
8. BB-Top-25-Baseball-08 Player: Ozzie Smith, SS
Teams: San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals
Years Active: 1978-1996
7. BB-Top-25-Baseball-07 Player: Wally Joyner, 1B
Teams: California Angels, Kansas City Royals, San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves and Anaheim Angels
Years Active: 1986-2001
6. BB-Top-25-Baseball-06 Player: Kirk Gibson, OF
Teams: Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Kansas City Royals and Pittsburgh Pirates
Years Active: 1979-1995
5. BB-Top-25-Baseball-05 Player: Lou Whitaker, 2B
Teams: Detroit Tigers
Years Active: 1977-1995
4. BB-Top-25-Baseball-04 Player: Barry Larkin, SS
Teams: Cincinnati Reds
Years Active: 1986-2004
3. BB-Top-25-Baseball-03 Player: Jesse Barfield, RF
Teams: Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees (Yomiuri Giants)
Years Active: 1981-1993
2. BB-Top-25-Baseball-02 Player: Eric Davis, LF
Teams: Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles, St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants
Years Active: 1984-2001
1. BB-Top-25-Baseball-01 Player: Paul Molitor, DH/3B
Teams: Milwaukee Brewers, Toronto Blue Jays and Minnesota Twins
Years Active: 1978-1998

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