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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.

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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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Mike Piazza is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
voting closed at #7 Mike Piazza Catcher

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Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 12 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) 13 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Roger Clemens Pitcher

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Dave Parker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dave Parker Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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Thurman Munson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Thurman Munson Catcher

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Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Orel Hershiser Pitcher

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Dale Murphy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dale Murphy Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

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Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Keith Hernandez First baseman

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Craig Biggio is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
voting closed at #11 Craig Biggio Outfielder, Catcher, Second baseman

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Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Barry Bonds Left fielder

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Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Luis Tiant 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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Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Gil Hodges 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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Tony Oliva is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Tony Oliva Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dave Concepción Shortstop

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Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Steve Garvey First baseman

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Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Mark McGwire First baseman

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Lee Smith is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Lee Smith Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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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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Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dick Allen Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

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Ted Simmons is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Ted Simmons Designated hitter, Catcher

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Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Rafael Palmeiro Designated hitter, First baseman

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Minnie Miñoso is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Minnie Miñoso Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

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

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Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Ron Guidry Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Will Clark First baseman

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Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Bobby Grich Second baseman

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Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dwight Gooden Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Maury Wills Infielder, Shortstop

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Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Harold Baines Designated hitter, Right fielder

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Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Graig Nettles Third baseman

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George Foster is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
George Foster Outfielder, Left fielder

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Bret Saberhagen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Bret Saberhagen Pitcher

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Dan Quisenberry is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dan Quisenberry Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Jim Thome First baseman

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Curt Schilling is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Curt Schilling Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Willie Randolph is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Willie Randolph Second baseman

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Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Vida Blue Pitcher