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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
1,814 385
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
1,590 247
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

3
958 464
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
814 420
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
764 417
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Alan Trammell Shortstop

6
802 406
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
810 355
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
712 393
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Jack Morris Pitcher

9
878 381
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
884 482
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Roger Clemens Pitcher

11
740 339
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
859 632
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
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
538 340
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Lou Whitaker Second baseman

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

15
633 358
Thurman Munson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Thurman Munson Catcher

16
535 322
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
651 296
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
634 306
Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Orel Hershiser Pitcher

19
611 601
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
447 375
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
564 213
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Gil Hodges First baseman

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22
450 283
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
495 268
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
516 226
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
431 281
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
432 269
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
460 289
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
419 244
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
413 285
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dave Concepción Shortstop

31
366 242
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
463 100
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MacSa added Jim Thome First baseman

33
325 265
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
353 433
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
509 128
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

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36
492 88
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
287 117
Mike Mussina is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
rcdwhiteley added Mike Mussina Pitcher

38
459 89
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MacSa added Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

39
389 98
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
-1456082551498 added Derek Jeter Shortstop

40
282 228
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
283 236
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
268 241
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
171 274
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
295 223
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Maury Wills Infielder, Shortstop

45
299 264
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
314 137
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
254 250
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
240 209
Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Harold Baines Designated hitter, Right fielder

49
228 255
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Graig Nettles Third baseman

50
253 246
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