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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
2,259 479
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

2
1,954 299
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

3
1,223 587
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Manager, First baseman

4
905 524
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Shortstop

5
1,004 426
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
1,157 607
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

7
924 400
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

8
830 485
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

9
1,086 478
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Right fielder, Outfielder

10
1,132 807
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Left fielder

11
677 410
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Second baseman

12
848 354
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
787 424
Thurman Munson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Catcher

14
662 389
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
774 740
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

16
784 383
Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

17
591 337
Tommy John is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
694 257
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

19
634 313
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Right fielder, Outfielder

20
636 275
Lee Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

21
547 458
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

22
537 329
Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

23
524 315
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
578 341
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

25
509 287
Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

26
499 338
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Shortstop

27
458 283
Ted Simmons is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Designated hitter, Catcher

28
673 157
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
423 306
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
387 148
Mike Mussina is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
rcdwhiteley added Pitcher

31
429 521
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
579 132
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
-1456082551498 added Shortstop

33
344 276
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Right fielder

34
439 181
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
333 266
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
352 262
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Infielder, Shortstop

37
292 247
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
326 286
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

39
274 303
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Third baseman

40
302 310
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

41
354 308
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

42
203 327
Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Second baseman

43
325 228
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
287 206
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

45
254 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
298 292
George Foster is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Outfielder, Left fielder

47
257 136
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
199 254
Dan Quisenberry is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

49
273 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
216 261
Bret Saberhagen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher