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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
1,621 330
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

2
1,417 218
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

3
744 364
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
837 399
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Don Mattingly Manager, First baseman

5
710 356
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Alan Trammell Shortstop

6
734 300
Edgar Martínez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Edgar Martínez Designated hitter, Third baseman

7
704 359
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Jeff Bagwell First baseman

8
648 348
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Jack Morris Pitcher

9
773 408
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Roger Clemens Pitcher

10
778 338
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

11
662 301
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Fred McGriff First baseman

12
499 295
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Lou Whitaker Second baseman

13
539 218
Mike Piazza is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
voting closed at #7 Mike Piazza Catcher

14
729 547
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Barry Bonds Left fielder

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

15
567 322
Thurman Munson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Thurman Munson Catcher

16
485 292
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

17
578 265
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

18
560 277
Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Orel Hershiser Pitcher

19
531 531
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Mark McGwire First baseman

20
402 337
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
503 189
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Gil Hodges First baseman

The Best Car Movies

22
406 252
Tommy John is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Tommy John Starting pitcher, Pitcher

23
447 243
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Larry Walker Right fielder, Outfielder

24
468 206
Lee Smith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Lee Smith Relief pitcher, Pitcher

25
398 257
Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Luis Tiant Pitcher

26
441 162
Craig Biggio is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
voting closed at #11 Craig Biggio Outfielder, Catcher, Second baseman

27
391 246
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
408 268
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Steve Garvey First baseman

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

29
382 227
Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Jim Kaat Starting pitcher, Pitcher

30
373 265
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dave Concepción Shortstop

31
331 225
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
320 388
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
289 249
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
396 86
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
248 97
Mike Mussina is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
rcdwhiteley added Mike Mussina Pitcher

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

36
414 72
Chipper Jones is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MacSa added Chipper Jones Outfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman

37
424 112
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MarySSpiegel added Albert Pujols First baseman

38
261 204
Minnie Miñoso is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Minnie Miñoso Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

39
395 73
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MacSa added Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

40
267 218
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dwight Evans Right fielder

41
250 222
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
306 82
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
-1456082551498 added Derek Jeter Shortstop

The Best Hitters in Baseball History

43
164 252
Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Bobby Grich Second baseman

44
278 240
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Will Clark First baseman

45
266 205
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
213 234
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Graig Nettles Third baseman

47
228 224
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dwight Gooden Starting pitcher, Pitcher

48
268 113
Curt Schilling is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
rcdwhiteley added Curt Schilling Starting pitcher, Pitcher

49
221 196
Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Harold Baines Designated hitter, Right fielder

50
238 227
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