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First Basemen

Lou Gehrig

In baseball history, first base has always been the power position of the infield.  The top players listed below have all had more than their fair share of home runs and runs batted in.  Today’s game continues that trend as six of the top ten home run leaders in 2007 played first. 

While some consider defense less critical, other infielders love a good glove at first when this players digs out a throw in the dirt saving an error for the shortstop or third baseman.

The Best at First:
Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Eddie Murray, Harmon Killebrew, Willie McCovey

Best of the Rest:  
Mark McGwire, Johnny Mize

Jimmie Foxx


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