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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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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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Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Jeff Bagwell First baseman

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Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Don Mattingly Manager, First baseman

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

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Edgar Martínez is listed (or ranked) 8 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) 9 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) 10 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Roger Maris Right fielder, Outfielder

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

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Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Fred McGriff First baseman

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Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 13 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) 14 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Lou Whitaker Second baseman

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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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Dave Parker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dave Parker Designated hitter, Right fielder Outfielder

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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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Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Roger Clemens Pitcher

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

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Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Ken Griffey, Jr. Designated hitter, Outfielder Left fielder

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Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Larry Walker Right fielder, Outfielder

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Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Luis Tiant Pitcher

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Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Keith Hernandez First baseman

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Tony Oliva is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Tony Oliva Designated hitter, Right fielder Outfielder

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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

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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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Tommy John is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Tommy John Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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

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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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Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Mark McGwire First baseman

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Ted Simmons is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Ted Simmons Designated hitter, Catcher

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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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Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dick Allen Infielder, First baseman Third baseman

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John Smoltz is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
John Smoltz 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
Chipper Jones Outfielder, Left fielder Third baseman

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Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Will Clark First baseman

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Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Jim Thome First baseman

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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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Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Rafael Palmeiro Designated hitter, First baseman

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Iván Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

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

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George Foster is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
George Foster Outfielder, Left fielder

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Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Ron Guidry Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Mike Mussina is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Mike Mussina Pitcher

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Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Harold Baines Designated hitter, Right fielder

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Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dwight Gooden Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Curt Schilling is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Curt Schilling Starting pitcher, Pitcher