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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
3,406 792
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Manager, Outfielder, Infielder
2
2,989 474
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
3
1,959 1,006
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Manager, First baseman
4
1,990 1,041
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher
5
1,333 877
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Shortstop
6
1,920 1,380
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Left fielder
7
1,512 671
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman
8
1,528 760
Edgar Martínez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Designated hitter, Third baseman
9
1,094 656
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
voting closed at #8 Pitcher

Inducted into Hall of Fame in 2018

10
1,742 740
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Right fielder, Outfielder
11
1,051 700
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Second baseman
12
1,404 597
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
1,286 652
Thurman Munson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Catcher
14
1,215 643
Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher
15
1,083 543
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Right fielder, Outfielder
16
1,038 625
Dave Parker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
17
1,194 1,192
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman
18
980 567
Tommy John is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
19
1,087 433
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
808 740
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman
22
788 566
Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher
23
929 579
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman
24
792 532
Tony Oliva is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
25
1,180 329
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
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