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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.

1
2,187 467
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
1,889 293
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

3
1,167 568
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
884 502
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Alan Trammell Shortstop

5
976 411
Edgar Martínez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Edgar Martínez Designated hitter, Third baseman

6
1,109 592
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Roger Clemens Pitcher

7
899 389
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Fred McGriff First baseman

8
816 467
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Jack Morris Pitcher

9
1,056 466
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
1,084 781
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Barry Bonds Left fielder

11
660 398
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Lou Whitaker Second baseman

12
821 339
Dale Murphy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dale Murphy Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

13
754 415
Thurman Munson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Thurman Munson Catcher

14
759 367
Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Orel Hershiser Pitcher

15
638 380
Dave Parker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dave Parker Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

16
743 719
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Mark McGwire First baseman

17
675 247
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Gil Hodges First baseman

18
562 328
Tommy John is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Tommy John Starting pitcher, Pitcher

19
614 305
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Larry Walker Right fielder, Outfielder

20
616 263
Lee Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Lee Smith Relief pitcher, Pitcher

21
530 446
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Keith Hernandez First baseman

22
524 316
Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Luis Tiant Pitcher

23
511 304
Tony Oliva is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Tony Oliva Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

24
558 335
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Steve Garvey First baseman

25
496 276
Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Jim Kaat Starting pitcher, Pitcher

26
483 329
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dave Concepción Shortstop

27
442 275
Ted Simmons is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Ted Simmons Designated hitter, Catcher

28
646 152
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MarySSpiegel added Albert Pujols First baseman

29
407 296
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dick Allen Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

30
367 142
Mike Mussina is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
rcdwhiteley added Mike Mussina Pitcher

31
416 507
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Rafael Palmeiro Designated hitter, First baseman

32
543 130
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
-1456082551498 added Derek Jeter Shortstop

33
336 264
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dwight Evans Right fielder

34
419 170
Curt Schilling is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
rcdwhiteley added Curt Schilling Starting pitcher, Pitcher

35
325 258
Minnie Miñoso is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Minnie Miñoso Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

36
342 254
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Maury Wills Infielder, Shortstop

37
316 275
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Ron Guidry Starting pitcher, Pitcher

38
281 240
Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Harold Baines Designated hitter, Right fielder

39
264 293
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Graig Nettles Third baseman

40
295 297
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dwight Gooden Starting pitcher, Pitcher

41
340 297
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Will Clark First baseman

42
196 317
Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Bobby Grich Second baseman

43
314 219
Gary Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MarkJohnson added Gary Sheffield Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

44
278 196
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Vida Blue Pitcher

45
291 281
George Foster is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
George Foster Outfielder, Left fielder

46
232 16
Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
TRENT13 added Ichiro Suzuki Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

47
196 242
Dan Quisenberry is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dan Quisenberry Relief pitcher, Pitcher

48
248 129
Jeff Kent is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MacSa added Jeff Kent Second baseman

49
212 249
Bret Saberhagen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Bret Saberhagen Pitcher

50
247 28
Mariano Rivera is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Mariano Rivera Relief pitcher, Pitcher