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The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

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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  1. 1
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Pete Rose

    1941 More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 203
    Down 17
    1887 More
    97
  3. 3
    Up 119
    Down 54
    1968 More
    79
  4. 4
    Up 117
    Down 30
    1959 More
    79
  5. 5
    Up 99
    Down 37
    1958 More
    76
  6. 6
    Up 116
    Down 38
    1961 More
    76
  7. 7
    Up 99
    Down 46
    1955 More
    73
  8. 8
    Up 105
    Down 40
    1963 More
    72
  9. 9
    Up 105
    Down 43
    1934 More
    71
  10. 10
    Up 116
    Down 24

    ranked low on reranks
    Craig Biggio

    1965 More
    70
  11. 11
    Up 105
    Down 39
    1947 More
    68
  12. 12
    Up 86
    Down 49
    1963 More
    66
  13. 13
    Up 74
    Down 36
    1951 More
    66
  14. 14
    Up 108
    Down 29

    ranked low on reranks
    Mike Piazza

    64
  15. 15
    Up 78
    Down 42
    1957 More
    63
  16. 16
    Up 64
    Down 37
    1948 More
    62
  17. 17
    Up 62
    Down 47
    1953 More
    62
  18. 18
    Up 71
    Down 28
    1956 More
    61
  19. 19
    Up 58
    Down 41

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Tony Oliva

    1938 More
    59
  20. 20
    Up 65
    Down 78

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Mark McGwire

    1963 More
    58
  21. 21
    Up 69
    Down 33

    ranked low on reranks
    Gil Hodges

    1924 More
    57
  22. 22
    Up 66
    Down 43
    1943 More
    57
  23. 23
    Up 77
    Down 34

    ranked low on reranks
    Orel Hershiser

    1958 More
    56
  24. 24
    Up 72
    Down 46
    1962 More
    56
  25. 25
    Up 61
    Down 33
    1940 More
    55
  26. 26
    Up 77
    Down 29

    ranked low on reranks
    Lee Smith

    1957 More
    54
  27. 27
    Up 59
    Down 35
    1966 More
    51
  28. 28
    Up 47
    Down 34
    1948 More
    51
  29. 29
    Up 61
    Down 42
    1938 More
    50
  30. 30
    Up 47
    Down 68

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Rafael Palmeiro

    1964 More
    50
  31. 31
    Up 38
    Down 38
    1942 More
    47
  32. 32
    Up 51
    Down 41
    1949 More
    45
  33. 33
    Up 38
    Down 28
    1932 More
    44
  34. 34
    Up 30
    Down 45

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Bobby Grich

    1949 More
    44
  35. 35
    Up 44
    Down 38
    1948 More
    44
  36. 36
    Up 36
    Down 43
    1964 More
    43
  37. 37
    Up 41
    Down 36
    1964 More
    42
  38. 38
    Up 33
    Down 45
    1947 More
    41
  39. 39
    Up 38
    Down 41
    1931 More
    40
  40. 40
    Up 19
    Down 18
    1925 More
    40
  41. 41
    Up 16
    Down 25
    1951 More
    39
  42. 42
    Up 27
    Down 23
    1926 More
    39
  43. 43
    Up 27
    Down 34
    1944 More
    38
  44. 44
    Up 33
    Down 42
    1954 More
    38
  45. 45
    Up 38
    Down 56
    1946 More
    38
  46. 46
    Up 30
    Down 27
    1950 More
    38
  47. 47
    Up 28
    Down 28
    1940 More
    37
  48. 48
    Up 29
    Down 26
    1959 More
    37
  49. 49
    Up 19
    Down 20
    1946 More
    37
  50. 50
    Up 29
    Down 36
    1941 More
    37
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