RANKED: 30 Greatest Shortstops of All-Time

30. Rabbit Maranville


A 5’5″ shortstop with good speed and quick feet, Maranville definitely earned the name Rabbit. Although Maranville only was a .258 hitter, he finished his career with 291 stolen bases and 177 triples.

Playing in the dead ball era (and being diminutive) limited Maranville’s power numbers, but the Massachusetts native still collected 2,605 hits during his career. Maranville was superb defensively — helping the jovial Rabbit to a 3rd place finish in the MVP voting his rookie year despite average offensive numbers. In 1914, Rabbit and the Boston Braves won the World Series — Maranville drove in a career-high 78 runs, and finished second in MVP voting.

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