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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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1
1,378 267
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

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2
1,206 175
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

3
631 291
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Alan Trammell Shortstop

4
650 295
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
687 328
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Don Mattingly Manager, First baseman

6
602 260
Edgar Martínez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Edgar Martínez Designated hitter, Third baseman

7
576 293
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Jack Morris Pitcher

8
605 305
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Jeff Bagwell First baseman

9
667 290
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
548 265
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Fred McGriff First baseman

11
628 344
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Roger Clemens Pitcher

12
434 249
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Lou Whitaker Second baseman

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
495 274
Thurman Munson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Thurman Munson Catcher

15
417 245
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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16
475 224
Dale Murphy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dale Murphy Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

17
568 471
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Barry Bonds Left fielder

18
483 237
Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Orel Hershiser Pitcher

19
428 160
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Gil Hodges First baseman

20
338 287
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
428 469
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Mark McGwire First baseman

22
347 216
Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Luis Tiant Pitcher

23
404 180
Lee Smith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Lee Smith Relief pitcher, Pitcher

24
343 223
Tommy John is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Tommy John Starting pitcher, Pitcher

25
370 214
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Larry Walker Right fielder, Outfielder

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
342 216
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
327 203
Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Jim Kaat Starting pitcher, Pitcher

29
331 225
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dave Concepción Shortstop

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30
350 230
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Steve Garvey First baseman

31
282 195
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
242 214
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dick Allen Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

33
274 341
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Rafael Palmeiro Designated hitter, First baseman

34
235 169
Minnie Miñoso is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Minnie Miñoso Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

35
301 63
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MacSa added Jim Thome First baseman

36
231 183
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dwight Evans Right fielder

37
186 69
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
322 56
Chipper Jones is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MacSa added Chipper Jones Outfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman

39
334 94
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MarySSpiegel added Albert Pujols First baseman

40
317 57
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MacSa added Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

41
144 215
Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Bobby Grich Second baseman

42
235 181
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Maury Wills Infielder, Shortstop

43
207 87
Curt Schilling is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
rcdwhiteley added Curt Schilling Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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44
182 204
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Graig Nettles Third baseman

45
210 193
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Ron Guidry Starting pitcher, Pitcher

46
216 50
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
-1456082551498 added Derek Jeter Shortstop

47
243 207
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Will Clark First baseman

48
191 168
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
190 190
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dwight Gooden Starting pitcher, Pitcher

50
220 49
Vladimir Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MacSa added Vladimir Guerrero Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder