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Top 20 Highest Career WAR in MLB History (Position Players)

Celebrate statistics! The 21 best position players in history from a purely analytical perspective - the only ones with over 100 career WAR!
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WAR
Position
Career
Answer
162.8
LF
1986–2007
Barry Bonds
162.2
RF
1914–1935
Babe Ruth
156.1
CF
1951–1973
Willie Mays
151.4
CF
1905–1928
Ty Cobb
143.0
RF
1954–1976
Henry Aaron
134.9
CF
1907–1928
Tris Speaker
131.0
SS
1897–1917
Honus Wagner
128.6
OF / 1B
1941–1963
Stan Musial
127.1
2B
1915–1937
Rogers Hornsby
124.2
2B
1906–1930
Eddie Collins
121.8
LF
1939–1960
Ted Williams
WAR
Position
Career
Answer
117.5
SS / 3B
1994–2016
Alex Rodriguez
113.8
1B
1923–1939
Lou Gehrig
111.2
LF
1979–2003
Rickey Henderson
110.9
RF
1926–1937
Mel Ott
110.2
CF
1951–1968
Mickey Mantle
107.3
RF
1956–1976
Frank Robinson
106.9
2B
1896–1916
Nap Lajoie
106.8
3B
1972–1989
Mike Schmidt
101.7
1B
2001–2022
Albert Pujols
100.4
2B
1963–1984
Joe Morgan
3 Comments
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Level 61
Jul 10, 2016
Albert Pujols now has a W.A.R. of exactly 100.0, I believe.
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Level 82
Nov 18, 2023
It won't accept Aaron
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Level 57
Jan 24, 2024
Bad quiz. I tried "aaron" "Aaron" and "Hank Aaron".