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The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

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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.

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

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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Pete Rose

    1941 More
    100
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    1887 More
    98
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jeff Bagwell

    1968 More
    78
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    ranked low on reranks
    Tim Raines

    1959 More
    77
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Alan Trammell

    1958 More
    76
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    ranked low on reranks
    Don Mattingly

    1961 More
    75
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    often listed
    Edgar Martínez

    1963 More
    73
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    1947 More
    69
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    often listed
    Roger Maris

    1934 More
    69
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    1965 More
    68
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    1955 More
    68
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Fred McGriff

    1963 More
    67
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    Mike Piazza

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    1948 More
    65
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    1951 More
    63
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    ranked low on reranks
    Lou Whitaker

    1957 More
    63
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Tony Oliva

    1938 More
    61
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    often listed
    Keith Hernandez

    1953 More
    61
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    1924 More
    60
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    ranked low on reranks
    Dale Murphy

    1956 More
    60
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Tommy John

    1943 More
    59
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Roger Clemens

    1962 More
    58
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    1966 More
    57
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    ranked low on reranks
    Orel Hershiser

    1958 More
    56
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    1948 More
    56
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    ranked high on reranks
    Jim Kaat

    1938 More
    54
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    1940 More
    54
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    ranked low on reranks
    Lee Smith

    1957 More
    53
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Mark McGwire

    1963 More
    53
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    1932 More
    51
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    often listed
    Dick Allen

    1942 More
    51
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Rafael Palmeiro

    1964 More
    50
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    1949 More
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    often listed
    Bobby Grich

    1949 More
    48
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    1948 More
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    ranked low on reranks
    Will Clark

    1964 More
    46
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    ranked high on reranks
    Barry Bonds

    1964 More
    46
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    often listed
    Darrell Evans

    1947 More
    44
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    ranked high on reranks
    Bill Freehan

    1941 More
    44
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    ranked low on reranks
    Ken Boyer

    1931 More
    44
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    ranked low on reranks
    Don Newcombe

    1926 More
    44
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    1952 More
    43
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Bobby Bonds

    1946 More
    43
  44. 44
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    ranked high on reranks
    Bill Dahlen

    1870 More
    42
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    1940 More
    42
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    ranked low on reranks
    Ron Guidry

    1950 More
    42
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Willie Randolph

    1954 More
    42
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    1945 More
    41
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    often listed
    Graig Nettles

    1944 More
    41
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    1938 More
    41
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