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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
2,569 572
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

2
2,245 343
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

3
1,425 701
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Manager, First baseman

4
1,023 618
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Shortstop

5
1,382 731
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

6
1,169 516
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
1,086 486
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

8
969 561
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

9
1,364 954
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Left fielder

10
1,268 559
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Right fielder, Outfielder

11
793 490
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Second baseman

12
1,003 419
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
935 480
Thurman Munson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Catcher

14
900 454
Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

15
768 452
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
758 368
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Right fielder, Outfielder

17
891 860
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

18
704 391
Tommy John is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

19
823 289
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
623 525
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

22
618 382
Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

23
620 357
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
691 387
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

25
600 321
Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

26
561 390
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Shortstop

27
809 186
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
750 160
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
-1456082551498 added Shortstop

29
537 321
Ted Simmons is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Designated hitter, Catcher

30
489 593
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
502 350
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
487 181
Mike Mussina is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
rcdwhiteley added Pitcher

33
554 219
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
417 311
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Right fielder

35
421 40
Mariano Rivera is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

36
389 305
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
396 310
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Infielder, Shortstop

38
378 328
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

39
318 347
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
378 29
Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
TRENT13 added Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

42
395 263
Gary Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MarkJohnson added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

43
406 353
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

44
343 373
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

45
321 161
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
231 375
Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Second baseman

47
377 101
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Third baseman

48
329 257
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

49
292 79
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
343 148
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