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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
2,271 480
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

2
1,964 300
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

3
1,228 590
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Manager, First baseman

4
907 526
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Shortstop

5
1,010 427
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
1,166 609
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

7
929 401
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

8
833 486
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

9
1,090 481
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Right fielder, Outfielder

10
1,137 812
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Left fielder

11
683 411
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Second baseman

12
851 355
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
792 424
Thurman Munson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Catcher

14
666 390
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
778 742
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

16
787 385
Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

17
596 337
Tommy John is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
698 257
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

19
639 313
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Right fielder, Outfielder

20
637 278
Lee Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

21
549 461
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

22
543 329
Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

23
527 316
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
583 341
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

25
514 287
Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

26
501 340
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Shortstop

27
462 284
Ted Simmons is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Designated hitter, Catcher

28
674 159
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
426 308
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
392 149
Mike Mussina is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
rcdwhiteley added Pitcher

31
433 522
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
582 133
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
-1456082551498 added Shortstop

33
348 277
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Right fielder

34
444 184
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
335 268
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
355 263
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Infielder, Shortstop

37
294 248
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
327 288
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

39
278 303
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Third baseman

40
303 313
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

41
206 328
Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Second baseman

42
355 311
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

43
328 230
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
289 209
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

45
257 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
299 295
George Foster is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Outfielder, Left fielder

47
260 137
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
200 256
Dan Quisenberry is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

49
276 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
217 263
Bret Saberhagen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher