Baseball The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame  

Ranker Community
Originally by Ranker Community
96.3k votes 4.6k voters 51.7k views 684 items

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.

1
2,176 467
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
1,882 290
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

3
1,160 566
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
881 500
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Alan Trammell Shortstop

5
969 411
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
1,101 591
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Roger Clemens Pitcher

7
896 386
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Fred McGriff First baseman

8
814 465
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Jack Morris Pitcher

9
1,051 462
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
1,076 779
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Barry Bonds Left fielder

11
656 395
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Lou Whitaker Second baseman

12
814 338
Dale Murphy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dale Murphy Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

13
750 413
Thurman Munson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Thurman Munson Catcher

14
756 366
Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Orel Hershiser Pitcher

15
635 379
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

16
738 719
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Mark McGwire First baseman

17
673 246
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Gil Hodges First baseman

18
559 327
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

19
611 304
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Larry Walker Right fielder, Outfielder

20
612 262
Lee Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Lee Smith Relief pitcher, Pitcher

21
526 445
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Keith Hernandez First baseman

22
523 314
Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Luis Tiant Pitcher

23
509 303
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

24
556 333
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Steve Garvey First baseman

25
495 275
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

26
481 327
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dave Concepción Shortstop

27
440 274
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

28
641 152
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

29
406 295
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

30
366 140
Mike Mussina is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
rcdwhiteley added Mike Mussina Pitcher

31
413 507
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Rafael Palmeiro Designated hitter, First baseman

32
539 130
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

33
334 263
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dwight Evans Right fielder

34
417 168
Curt Schilling is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
rcdwhiteley added Curt Schilling Starting pitcher, Pitcher

35
324 257
Minnie Miñoso is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Minnie Miñoso Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

36
341 253
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Maury Wills Infielder, Shortstop

37
314 274
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Ron Guidry Starting pitcher, Pitcher

38
281 238
Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Harold Baines Designated hitter, Right fielder

39
263 291
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Graig Nettles Third baseman

40
295 295
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dwight Gooden Starting pitcher, Pitcher

41
339 296
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Will Clark First baseman

42
196 315
Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Bobby Grich Second baseman

43
312 217
Gary Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MarkJohnson added Gary Sheffield Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

44
276 194
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Vida Blue Pitcher

45
196 240
Dan Quisenberry is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dan Quisenberry Relief pitcher, Pitcher

46
290 280
George Foster is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
George Foster Outfielder, Left fielder

47
248 127
Jeff Kent is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MacSa added Jeff Kent Second baseman

48
228 16
Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
TRENT13 added Ichiro Suzuki Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

49
211 248
Bret Saberhagen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Bret Saberhagen Pitcher

50
244 28
Mariano Rivera is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Mariano Rivera Relief pitcher, Pitcher