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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
1,898 404
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
1,652 257
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

3
1,000 489
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Don Mattingly Manager, First baseman

4
841 437
Tim Raines is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Tim Raines Left fielder

5
789 431
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Alan Trammell Shortstop

6
838 420
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Jeff Bagwell First baseman

7
845 367
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

8
738 409
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Jack Morris Pitcher

9
922 396
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

10
928 508
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Roger Clemens Pitcher

11
777 345
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
908 668
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Barry Bonds Left fielder

13
554 353
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Lou Whitaker Second baseman

14
539 218
Mike Piazza is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
voting closed at #7 Mike Piazza Catcher

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

15
664 370
Thurman Munson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Thurman Munson Catcher

16
557 336
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
685 310
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
668 317
Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Orel Hershiser Pitcher

19
638 624
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
467 391
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
596 219
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 Pistol Brands

22
476 292
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
526 277
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
542 231
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
461 291
Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Luis Tiant Pitcher

26
452 276
Tony Oliva is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Tony Oliva Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

27
441 162
Craig Biggio is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
voting closed at #11 Craig Biggio Outfielder, Catcher, Second baseman

28
484 299
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
438 251
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
429 298
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dave Concepción Shortstop

31
386 250
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
349 273
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dick Allen Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

33
490 106
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MacSa added Jim Thome First baseman

34
367 454
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Rafael Palmeiro Designated hitter, First baseman

35
542 135
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MarySSpiegel added Albert Pujols First baseman

The Weirdest Sports from Around the World

36
308 121
Mike Mussina is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
rcdwhiteley added Mike Mussina Pitcher

37
522 95
Chipper Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MacSa added Chipper Jones Outfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman

38
436 101
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
-1456082551498 added Derek Jeter Shortstop

39
488 95
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
294 235
Minnie Miñoso is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Minnie Miñoso Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

41
298 243
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dwight Evans Right fielder

42
286 248
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Ron Guidry Starting pitcher, Pitcher

The Best Hitters in Baseball History

43
316 231
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Maury Wills Infielder, Shortstop

44
177 285
Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Bobby Grich Second baseman

45
310 275
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Will Clark First baseman

46
336 151
Curt Schilling is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
rcdwhiteley added Curt Schilling Starting pitcher, Pitcher

47
242 264
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Graig Nettles Third baseman

48
266 261
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dwight Gooden Starting pitcher, Pitcher

49
251 218
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
174 218
Dan Quisenberry is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dan Quisenberry Relief pitcher, Pitcher