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List Rules 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
1,289 237
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

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2
1,122 156
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

3
613 265
Tim Raines is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Tim Raines Left fielder

4
571 261
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Alan Trammell Shortstop

5
621 300
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Don Mattingly Manager, First baseman

6
568 276
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Jeff Bagwell First baseman

7
551 237
Edgar Martínez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Edgar Martínez Designated hitter, Third baseman

8
521 267
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Jack Morris Pitcher

9
605 269
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Roger Maris Right fielder, Outfielder

10
491 245
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Fred McGriff First baseman

11
560 320
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Roger Clemens Pitcher

12
539 218
Mike Piazza is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
voting closed at #7 Mike Piazza Catcher

13
384 227
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Lou Whitaker Second baseman

14
448 254
Thurman Munson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Thurman Munson Catcher

15
379 225
Dave Parker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dave Parker Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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16
425 209
Dale Murphy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dale Murphy Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

17
501 428
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Barry Bonds Left fielder

18
428 220
Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Orel Hershiser Pitcher

19
389 150
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Gil Hodges First baseman

20
306 268
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Keith Hernandez First baseman

21
441 162
Craig Biggio is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
voting closed at #11 Craig Biggio Outfielder, Catcher, Second baseman

22
382 432
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Mark McGwire First baseman

23
320 203
Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Luis Tiant Pitcher

24
318 210
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

25
372 169
Lee Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Lee Smith Relief pitcher, Pitcher

26
342 202
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Larry Walker Right fielder, Outfielder

27
316 204
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

28
308 214
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dave Concepción Shortstop

29
320 216
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Steve Garvey First baseman

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30
297 195
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

31
258 185
Ted Simmons is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Ted Simmons Designated hitter, Catcher

32
256 318
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Rafael Palmeiro Designated hitter, First baseman

33
220 205
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dick Allen Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

34
260 56
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MacSa added Jim Thome First baseman

35
221 157
Minnie Miñoso is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Minnie Miñoso Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

36
213 169
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dwight Evans Right fielder

37
285 48
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MacSa added Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

38
298 88
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MarySSpiegel added Albert Pujols First baseman

39
277 52
Chipper Jones is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MacSa added Chipper Jones Outfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman

40
132 201
Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Bobby Grich Second baseman

41
191 179
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Ron Guidry Starting pitcher, Pitcher

42
160 60
Mike Mussina is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
rcdwhiteley added Mike Mussina Pitcher

43
224 190
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Will Clark First baseman

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44
180 171
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dwight Gooden Starting pitcher, Pitcher

45
217 169
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Maury Wills Infielder, Shortstop

46
176 39
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
-1456082551498 added Derek Jeter Shortstop

47
174 156
Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Harold Baines Designated hitter, Right fielder

48
163 191
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Graig Nettles Third baseman

49
180 74
Curt Schilling is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
rcdwhiteley added Curt Schilling Starting pitcher, Pitcher

50
204 183
George Foster is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
George Foster Outfielder, Left fielder