The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame Baseball Players

The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

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List Criteria: Only players who have not been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

The best baseball players not in the hall of fame are here on this list. In order to be considered as slighted by the baseball hall of fame, a player must be non-active and have had the ability to appear on the hall of fame ballot at least once. Some of these men are considered to be among the greatest baseball players of all time, yet remain off of the "official" list of the best MLB players ever at the baseball hall of fame in Cooperstown.

What keeps a player out of the baseball hall of fame? Some of these players- like Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire- have been involved in PED (performance enhancing drug) scandals, others broke the cardinal rule of not betting on the sport (Pete Rose), and still others were involved in a baseball player scandal, like Shoeless Joe Jackson who is said to have contributed to his team throwing the World Series. Some of the best baseball players are simply not on the list because they haven't yet acquired the 75% vote necessary for induction.

Who should be in the baseball hall of fame? What top baseball players are not in the hall of fame? Who are the best players not in the baseball hall of fame? These are the questions addressed here in the list of the greatest baseball players not in the hall of fame. If your favorite player isn't on the list, make sure to add them so others can agree or disagree.

If you're keeping track of the best current baseball players make sure to check on that list and vote for your favorite baseball all-star.
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    Left fielder

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    Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame


    Alan Trammell Shortstop

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    Mike Piazza is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame


    Mike Piazza Catcher

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    Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame


    Roger Maris Right fielder, Outfielder

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    First baseman

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    Thurman Munson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame


    Thurman Munson Catcher

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    Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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    Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame


    Orel Hershiser Pitcher

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    Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame


    Lou Whitaker Second baseman

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    Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame


    Roger Clemens Pitcher

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    Lee Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame


    Lee Smith Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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    Pitcher

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    Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame


    Larry Walker Right fielder, Outfielder

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    First baseman

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    Tommy John is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame


    Tommy John Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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    Shortstop

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    First baseman

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    Tony Oliva is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame


    Tony Oliva Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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    Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

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    Ken Griffey, Jr. Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

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    Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame


    Barry Bonds Left fielder

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    Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame


    Jim Kaat Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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    Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

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    Mark McGwire First baseman

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    Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

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    John Smoltz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

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    John Smoltz Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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    Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

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    Dwight Evans Right fielder

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    Catcher

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    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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    Chipper Jones is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

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    Chipper Jones Outfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman

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    Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame


    Dick Allen Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

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    First baseman

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    Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

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    Rafael Palmeiro Designated hitter, First baseman

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    Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame


    Maury Wills Infielder, Shortstop

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    First baseman

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    Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

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    Albert Pujols First baseman

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    Designated hitter, Right fielder

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    George Foster is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame


    George Foster Outfielder, Left fielder

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    Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame


    Dwight Gooden Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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    Pitcher

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    Gary Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

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    Gary Sheffield Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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