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Top Shortstops of All Time

The 1990's and early 2000's were the time of the shortstops. No longer were they just slick fielders. They became middle of the order hitters and MVP's, Alex Rodriquez, Derek Jeter,Nomar Garciaparra, Miguel Tejeda, and Barry Larkin lead the way. In 2003, the New York Yankee traded for A Rod putting but he and Jeter on the same team, thus hurting his chances at becoming the greatest shortstop in the games history.

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  1. 1  Ernie Banks

    Ernie Banks

    Before the switch to first Ernie was one of the best.

  2. 2  Derek Jeter

    Derek Jeter

    Mr. 4000? He could become third player to reach 4000 hits.

  3. 3  Honus Wagner

    Honus Wagner

    The Dutchman was one of top players of all time.

  4. 4  John Henry Lloyd | The Baseball Page

    John Henry Lloyd | The Baseball Page

    One of the greatest players deprived of an opportunity to perform in the major leagues because of the color of his skin, John Henry "Pop" Lloyd is generally considered to be the premier Negro League player of the Deadball Era. Frequently referred to as the "Black Honus Wagner" during his playing days, Lloyd was a superb all-around player who was both an exceptional hitter and an outstanding defensive shortstop.

  5. 5  Cal Ripken Jr.

    Cal Ripken Jr.

    The Iorn man was better with glove than you think.

  6. 6  Joe Cronin

    Joe Cronin

    Had distinction of being traded by father in law. That is one way to know maybe the marriage was not blessed . . .

  7. 7  Arky Vaughan

    Arky Vaughan

    Had some of best seasons ever at short. His .385 in 1935 is the best BA for a NL shortstop in modern era.

  8. 8  Willie Wells | The Baseball Page

    Willie Wells | The Baseball Page

    One of the best ever Wells could do it all.

  9. 9  Ozzie Smith

    Ozzie Smith

    The Wizard developed into a productive offensive player second half of career.