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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
2,344 499
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

2
2,028 307
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

3
1,271 615
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Manager, First baseman

4
928 548
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Shortstop

5
1,213 637
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

6
1,035 449
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
956 424
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

8
857 502
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

9
1,126 500
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Right fielder, Outfielder

10
1,186 851
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Left fielder

11
705 430
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Second baseman

12
886 371
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
828 435
Thurman Munson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Catcher

14
814 398
Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

15
682 408
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
801 777
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

17
621 348
Tommy John is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
725 262
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

19
665 325
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Right fielder, Outfielder

20
657 291
Lee Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

21
564 475
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

22
558 339
Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

23
544 325
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
607 353
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

25
538 293
Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

26
512 354
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Shortstop

27
477 296
Ted Simmons is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Designated hitter, Catcher

28
706 169
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
441 320
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
415 160
Mike Mussina is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
rcdwhiteley added Pitcher

31
622 138
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
-1456082551498 added Shortstop

32
445 546
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Designated hitter, First baseman

33
472 191
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
362 289
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Right fielder

35
350 277
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
368 277
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Infielder, Shortstop

37
303 259
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
336 298
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

39
288 316
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Third baseman

40
312 326
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

41
213 339
Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Second baseman

42
366 323
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
First baseman

43
342 241
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
295 222
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher

45
305 31
Mariano Rivera is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

46
282 23
Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
TRENT13 added Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

47
272 145
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
303 305
George Foster is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Outfielder, Left fielder

49
205 264
Dan Quisenberry is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

50
224 270
Bret Saberhagen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Pitcher