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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.

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2,075 446
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
1,794 279
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

3
1,111 540
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
847 476
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Alan Trammell Shortstop

5
929 393
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
1,032 559
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Roger Clemens Pitcher

7
787 445
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Jack Morris Pitcher

8
851 373
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Fred McGriff First baseman

9
997 436
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

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1,010 738
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Barry Bonds Left fielder

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623 378
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Lou Whitaker Second baseman

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715 402
Thurman Munson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Thurman Munson Catcher

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768 330
Dale Murphy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dale Murphy Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

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722 353
Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Orel Hershiser Pitcher

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

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604 366
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

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637 240
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Gil Hodges First baseman

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703 678
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Mark McGwire First baseman

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522 317
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

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498 426
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Keith Hernandez First baseman

20
575 297
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Larry Walker Right fielder, Outfielder

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503 305
Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Luis Tiant Pitcher

The Best Pistol Brands

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588 250
Lee Smith is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Lee Smith Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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485 294
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

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531 325
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Steve Garvey First baseman

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472 266
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

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459 320
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dave Concepción Shortstop

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414 269
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

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604 146
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

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

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383 288
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

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395 487
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Rafael Palmeiro Designated hitter, First baseman

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347 133
Mike Mussina is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
rcdwhiteley added Mike Mussina Pitcher

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497 117
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

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310 247
Minnie Miñoso is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Minnie Miñoso Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

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318 254
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dwight Evans Right fielder

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302 265
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Ron Guidry Starting pitcher, Pitcher

The Weirdest Sports from Around the World

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383 161
Curt Schilling is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
rcdwhiteley added Curt Schilling Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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330 244
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Maury Wills Infielder, Shortstop

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329 288
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Will Clark First baseman

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187 305
Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Bobby Grich Second baseman

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268 229
Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Harold Baines Designated hitter, Right fielder

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285 278
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dwight Gooden Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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251 282
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Graig Nettles Third baseman

The Best Hitters in Baseball History

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278 269
George Foster is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
George Foster Outfielder, Left fielder

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292 207
Gary Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MarkJohnson added Gary Sheffield Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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203 239
Bret Saberhagen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Bret Saberhagen Pitcher

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183 234
Dan Quisenberry is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dan Quisenberry Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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258 187
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Vida Blue Pitcher

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208 270
Willie Randolph is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Willie Randolph Second baseman

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254 99
Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MacSa added Omar Vizquel Left fielder, Infielder, First baseman

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193 15
Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
TRENT13 added Ichiro Suzuki Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder