Famous 21st Century Baseball Players

Find out more about the greatest 21st Century Baseball Players, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, James Harden, Flip Saunders, Seth Curry and Luke Walton.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez.
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Famous As: Baseball shortstop
Birthdate: July 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Washington Heights, New York, United States

Former professional baseball player Alex Rodriguez is considered one of the best baseball players in American baseball history. In his 22 years career, he created numerous records and won both awards and appreciation; however he also attracted a lot of controversies. Primary amongst them were his use of performance enhancing drugs. 

 2 Mike Trout

Mike Trout.
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: August 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vineland, New Jersey

Mike Trout is an American baseball player. An eight-time MLB All-Star, Mike Trout is widely regarded as one of the best Major League Baseball (MLB) players of the current generation and one of the best young players in baseball history. He is also one of the most popular American sportsmen, with endorsement deals worth $2.5 million in his kitty

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 3 Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols.
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: January 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Dominican-American baseball player Albert Pujols was a three-time MVP during his 11-year stint with the St. Louis Cardinals. An only child he grew up with an alcoholic father. He has been in the news for his $240 million contract with the LA Angels and for allegedly lying about his age.

 4 Randy Johnson

Randy Johnson.
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: September 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Walnut Creek, California, United States

 5 Sammy Sosa

Sammy Sosa.
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: November 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic

 6 Miguel Cabrera

Miguel Cabrera.
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: April 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Maracay, Venezuela

Miguel Cabrera is a Venezuelan baseball player who currently plays for the Detroit Tigers of MLB. An 11-time MLB All-Star, Cabrera claimed the MLB Triple Crown in 2012, becoming the first player to achieve the feat in 45 seasons. He has also won two American League MVP awards among other honors since his debut in 2003.

 7 Reggie Jackson

Reggie Jackson
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: May 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Abington Township, Pennsylvania, United States
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 8 Roger Clemens

Roger Clemens
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: August 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States

 9 Tony Gwynn

Tony Gwynn
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: May 9, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: June 16, 2014

 10 Wade Boggs

Wade Boggs
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: June 15, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, USA

 11 Mike Piazza

Mike Piazza
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Famous As: Professional Baseball catcher
Birthdate: September 4, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA

Currently the manager of the Italian national baseball team, Mike Pizza played in the Major League Baseball (MLB) for sixteen seasons, winning a total of ten Silver Slugger Awards. Beginning his career with Los Angeles Dodgers, he exploded on the national season in the very next year, eventually joining New York Mets, recording 427 home runs during his spectacular MLB career.

 12 Chipper Jones

Chipper Jones
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: April 24, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: DeLand, Florida, USA

 13 Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow.
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: August 14, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manila
New York Mets baseball player Tim Tebow was previously a successful football player. The former Florida Gators quarterback later played for the Denver Broncos, helping them reach the 2011 playoffs and win their first AFC West title. He is known for “Tebowing,” his signature style of praying on the field. 

 14 Mark McGwire

Mark McGwire
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: October 1, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pomona, California, United States

 15 Greg Maddux

Greg Maddux
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: April 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Angelo, Texas, USA

 16 Aaron Judge

Aaron Judge.
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: April 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Linden, California
New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge became the 2017 AL Rookie of the Year. In 2017, he made a single-season franchise home record with the Yankees. He became the first MLB rookie to win the Home Run Derby. His charity All Rise Foundation focuses on helping children become responsible citizens.

 17 Cal Ripken Jr.

Cal Ripken Jr..
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Famous As: Baseball Shortstop
Birthdate: August 24, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Havre de Grace, Maryland

 18 Rickey Henderson

Rickey Henderson
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: December 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 19 Bryce Harper

Bryce Harper.
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: October 16, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada

Bryce Harper is an American baseball player who currently plays for the Philadelphia Phillies of MLB. Renowned for hitting home runs on Opening Day, Harper holds a unique record of being the first player in the history of MLB to hit five home runs on Opening Days before the age of 25.

 20 Urban Meyer

Urban Meyer
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: July 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States

Urban Meyer is an American football coach who is currently serving as the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars which competes in the NFL. He has also coached college football teams like the Ohio State Buckeyes, helping the team win its maiden Big Ten Conference title. He has also worked as an analyst for popular TV networks like Fox Sports.

 21 Pedro Martínez

Pedro Martínez
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: October 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic

 22 Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw.
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Famous As: Baseball Pitcher
Birthdate: March 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

An eight-time MLB All-Star, Clayton Kershaw is an American professional baseball player, often described as the best pitcher in the history of baseball. Also known for his humanitarian work, Clayton Kershaw has been honored with the Branch Rickey Award and Roberto Clemente Award. A prolific donator, Kershaw donated $260,000 to build an orphanage called Hope's Home.

 23 José Fernández

José Fernández.
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Famous As: Baseball Pitcher
Birthdate: July 31, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santa Clara
Died: September 25, 2016

José Fernández was a Cuban-American baseball player who played for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball from 2013 to 2016. Renowned for his skills as a pitcher, José had four pitches in his armory: a four-seam fastball, a slurve, a changeup, and a sinker. He died at the age of 24 when a speedboat, which he was piloting, crashed.

 24 Dikembe Mutombo

Dikembe Mutombo
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 25, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

 25 Frank Robinson

Frank Robinson
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Famous As: Baseball Player & Baseball Manager
Birthdate: August 31, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beaumont, Texas, United States
Died: February 7, 2019

 26 Jim Thome

Jim Thome.
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: August 27, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois

 27 Charley Pride

Charley Pride
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sledge, Mississippi, United States
Died: December 12, 2020
Charley Pride was an American professional baseball player, guitarist, and singer. During the 1970s, Pride became the best-selling singer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley. In his illustrious career, Pride won many awards including three American Music Awards and four Grammy Awards. In 2000, Pride was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

 28 Shohei Ohtani

Shohei Ohtani.
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: July 5, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oshu, Iwate Prefecture, Japan

Affectionately called Sho Time and the Japanese Babe Ruth, Japanese baseball star Shohei Ohtani is known for his successful stint with the MLB team Los Angeles Angels. Earlier, while with the Hokkaido-Nippon Ham Fighters, he set the record for the fastest-ever pitch thrown by a Japanese player.

 29 Mookie Betts

Mookie Betts
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: October 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States

 30 Anthony Rizzo

Anthony Rizzo.
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: August 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

 31 John Elway

John Elway
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: June 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Port Angeles, Washington, United States

 32 Kris Bryant

Kris Bryant.
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: January 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, United States

 33 Markelle Fultz

Markelle Fultz
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: May 29, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States

 34 CC Sabathia

CC Sabathia
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: July 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vallejo, California, U.S.

 35 Bob Gibson

Bob Gibson
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: November 9, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States

 36 Iván Rodríguez

Iván Rodríguez
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: November 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manatí, Puerto Rico

 37 Max Scherzer

Max Scherzer
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: July 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

 38 Jose Canseco

Jose Canseco
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: July 2, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

 39 George Brett

George Brett
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: May 15, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Glen Dale, West Virginia, USA

 40 Joe Maddon

Joe Maddon
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Famous As: Baseball manager
Birthdate: February 8, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: West Hazleton, Pennsylvania, United States

 41 Josh Donaldson

Josh Donaldson.
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: December 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, USA

 42 Jose Altuve

Jose Altuve
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: May 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Puerto Cabello, Venezuela

 43 David Justice

David Justice
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: April 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

 44 Cody Bellinger

Cody Bellinger.
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: July 13, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

First baseman and outfielder Cody Bellinger, son of former MLB player Clay Bellinger, led the Los Angeles Dodgers to their first World Series win in 30 years, in 2020. The two-time All-Star was named the National League Rookie of the Year in 2017 and the National League MVP in 2019.

 45 Bartolo Colón

Bartolo Colón
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: May 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Altamira, Dominican Republic

 46 Aroldis Chapman

Aroldis Chapman
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: February 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Holguín, Cuba

 47 David Price

David Price
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: August 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States

 48 Stan Musial

Stan Musial
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: November 21, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Donora, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: January 19, 2013

 49 Theo Epstein

Theo Epstein
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Famous As: American baseball executive
Birthdate: December 29, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 50 Tim Lincecum

Tim Lincecum
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: June 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bellevue, Washington, USA