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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
2,591 580
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

2
2,265 348
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

3
1,439 718
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Manager, First baseman

4
1,037 628
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Shortstop

5
1,399 743
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

6
1,189 520
Edgar Martínez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Designated hitter, Third baseman

7
1,101 491
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

8
981 569
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

9
1,281 568
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Right fielder, Outfielder

10
1,377 971
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Left fielder

11
802 495
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Second baseman

12
1,011 424
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
946 485
Thurman Munson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Catcher

14
910 458
Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

15
781 456
Dave Parker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

16
769 373
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Right fielder, Outfielder

17
898 873
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

18
718 395
Tommy John is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

19
831 294
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
627 530
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

22
622 387
Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

23
626 362
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
700 391
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

25
605 327
Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

26
569 394
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Shortstop

27
821 187
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MarySSpiegel added First baseman

28
767 161
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
-1456082551498 added Shortstop

29
541 324
Ted Simmons is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Designated hitter, Catcher

30
493 603
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Designated hitter, First baseman

31
508 356
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

32
497 185
Mike Mussina is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
rcdwhiteley added Pitcher

33
565 227
Curt Schilling is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
rcdwhiteley added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

34
420 319
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Right fielder

35
433 44
Mariano Rivera is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

36
391 313
Minnie Miñoso is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

37
400 316
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Infielder, Shortstop

38
381 335
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

39
320 357
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Third baseman

40
315 274
Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
voting closed at #40 Designated hitter, Right fielder

41
399 270
Gary Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MarkJohnson added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

42
389 33
Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
TRENT13 added Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

43
408 363
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

44
346 384
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

45
328 169
Jeff Kent is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MacSa added Second baseman

46
234 384
Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Second baseman

47
388 109
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Third baseman

48
334 268
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

49
301 87
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Designated hitter, First baseman

50
349 159
Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MacSa added Left fielder, Infielder, First baseman