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Thousands of men have played the great game of baseball at its highest level. And, since the introduction of organized professional baseball, fans have debated which of those men was the greatest player to ever grace the earth.

Championships and individual statistics are the primary criteria that fans use when making an argument for their selected player, but it is a complex topic. Indeed, when factoring in the context of ballpark, era and rule changes, there is a lot to think about.

On Friday, we asked our fans to weigh in on this topic on Facebook, writing, “The greatest player in baseball history is _________.”

There were 1,215 responses and over 50 different players named. Below, please find the players who generated the greatest number of comments.

Babe Ruth: 228 comments

Willie Mays: 192 comments

Ted Williams: 83 comments

Hank Aaron: 65 comments

Mickey Mantle: 56 comments

Roberto Clemente: 45 comments

Ty Cobb: 44 comments

Stan Musial: 41 comments

Pete Rose: 39 comments

Lou Gehrig: 35 comments

Ken Griffey Jr.: 34 comments

Jackie Robinson: 31 comments

Albert Pujols: 30 comments

Babe Ruth is getting support globally in this debate.

Shannon clearly has a special connection to Stan Musial.

Russ Goble makes a compelling argument for Jackie Robinson.

There’s no denying Babe Ruth has the numbers.

Who would you select as the greatest MLB player of all-time? Tweet us at @MLBFanCave and comment below.

Thousands of men have played the great game of baseball at its highest level. And, since the introduction of organized professional baseball, fans have debated which of those men was the greatest player to ever grace the earth.

Championships and individual statistics are the primary criteria that fans use when making an argument for their selected player, but it is a complex topic. Indeed, when factoring in the context of ballpark, era and rule changes, there is a lot to think about.

On Friday, we asked our fans to weigh in on this topic on Facebook, writing, “The greatest player in baseball history is _________.”

There were 1,215 responses and over 50 different players named. Below, please find the players who generated the greatest number of comments.

Babe Ruth: 228 comments

Willie Mays: 192 comments

Ted Williams: 83 comments

Hank Aaron: 65 comments

Mickey Mantle: 56 comments

Roberto Clemente: 45 comments

Ty Cobb: 44 comments

Stan Musial: 41 comments

Pete Rose: 39 comments

Lou Gehrig: 35 comments

Ken Griffey Jr.: 34 comments

Jackie Robinson: 31 comments

Albert Pujols: 30 comments

Babe Ruth is getting support globally in this debate.

Shannon clearly has a special connection to Stan Musial.

Russ Goble makes a compelling argument for Jackie Robinson.

There’s no denying Babe Ruth has the numbers.

Who would you select as the greatest MLB player of all-time? Tweet us at @MLBFanCave and comment below.