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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.
list ordered by

1
2,557 569
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

2
2,236 339
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

3
1,418 697
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Manager, First baseman

4
1,017 615
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Shortstop

5
1,374 727
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

6
1,165 512
Edgar Martínez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Designated hitter, Third baseman

7
1,075 485
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

8
966 556
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

9
1,355 950
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Left fielder

10
1,262 554
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Right fielder, Outfielder

11
790 484
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Second baseman

12
994 417
Dale Murphy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

13
927 475
Thurman Munson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Catcher

14
898 447
Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

15
764 447
Dave Parker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

16
888 854
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

17
752 365
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Right fielder, Outfielder

18
702 386
Tommy John is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

19
821 286
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

20
685 305
Lee Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
voting closed at #20 Relief pitcher, Pitcher

21
620 523
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

22
614 380
Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

23
615 356
Tony Oliva is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

24
687 386
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

25
597 320
Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

26
559 389
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Shortstop

27
803 186
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MarySSpiegel added First baseman

28
745 159
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
-1456082551498 added Shortstop

29
535 320
Ted Simmons is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Designated hitter, Catcher

30
487 590
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Designated hitter, First baseman

31
499 349
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

32
484 180
Mike Mussina is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
rcdwhiteley added Pitcher

33
550 217
Curt Schilling is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
rcdwhiteley added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

34
414 310
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Right fielder

35
418 39
Mariano Rivera is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

36
387 304
Minnie Miñoso is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

37
394 309
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Infielder, Shortstop

38
376 327
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

39
316 346
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Third baseman

40
315 274
Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
voting closed at #40 Designated hitter, Right fielder

41
374 29
Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
TRENT13 added Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

42
405 351
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

43
392 261
Gary Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MarkJohnson added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

44
342 370
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

45
229 370
Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Second baseman

46
317 158
Jeff Kent is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MacSa added Second baseman

47
374 97
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Third baseman

48
329 251
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

49
290 73
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Designated hitter, First baseman

50
339 142
Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MacSa added Left fielder, Infielder, First baseman