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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
2,288 480
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

2
1,977 300
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

3
1,238 594
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Manager, First baseman

4
910 527
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Shortstop

5
1,014 427
Edgar Martínez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Designated hitter, Third baseman

6
1,175 611
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

7
936 401
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

8
839 486
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

9
1,093 484
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Right fielder, Outfielder

10
1,148 817
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Left fielder

11
688 412
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Second baseman

12
858 356
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
800 424
Thurman Munson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Catcher

14
670 390
Dave Parker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

15
782 748
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

16
792 386
Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

17
600 337
Tommy John is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
703 257
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

19
643 314
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Right fielder, Outfielder

20
639 279
Lee Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

21
553 463
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

22
544 331
Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

23
531 316
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
589 342
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

25
518 288
Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

26
503 341
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Shortstop

27
466 284
Ted Simmons is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Designated hitter, Catcher

28
682 160
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MarySSpiegel added First baseman

29
429 309
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

30
394 149
Mike Mussina is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
rcdwhiteley added Pitcher

31
435 524
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Designated hitter, First baseman

32
589 133
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
-1456082551498 added Shortstop

33
350 278
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Right fielder

34
447 185
Curt Schilling is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
rcdwhiteley added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

35
339 268
Minnie Miñoso is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

36
357 264
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Infielder, Shortstop

37
296 249
Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Designated hitter, Right fielder

38
329 289
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

39
280 304
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Third baseman

40
305 315
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

41
358 313
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

42
208 328
Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Second baseman

43
328 233
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
291 210
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

45
264 19
Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
TRENT13 added Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

46
299 296
George Foster is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Outfielder, Left fielder

47
262 139
Jeff Kent is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MacSa added Second baseman

48
201 258
Dan Quisenberry is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

49
282 30
Mariano Rivera is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

50
219 264
Bret Saberhagen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher