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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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2,060 444
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
1,784 278
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

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1,103 537
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

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844 474
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Alan Trammell Shortstop

5
924 391
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
1,023 555
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Roger Clemens Pitcher

7
783 442
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Jack Morris Pitcher

8
847 372
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Fred McGriff First baseman

9
993 433
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

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1,000 732
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Barry Bonds Left fielder

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616 378
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
710 400
Thurman Munson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Thurman Munson Catcher

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759 329
Dale Murphy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dale Murphy Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

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716 350
Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Orel Hershiser Pitcher

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599 365
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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631 239
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Gil Hodges First baseman

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696 675
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Mark McGwire First baseman

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517 316
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

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494 423
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Keith Hernandez First baseman

20
570 295
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Larry Walker Right fielder, Outfielder

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582 248
Lee Smith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Lee Smith Relief pitcher, Pitcher

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

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494 305
Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Luis Tiant Pitcher

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481 294
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

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524 322
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Steve Garvey First baseman

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468 264
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

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455 316
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dave Concepción Shortstop

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410 266
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

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598 144
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

The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time

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381 285
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

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392 484
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Rafael Palmeiro Designated hitter, First baseman

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339 132
Mike Mussina is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
rcdwhiteley added Mike Mussina Pitcher

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490 117
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

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308 246
Minnie Miñoso is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Minnie Miñoso Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

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315 252
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dwight Evans Right fielder

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301 263
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Ron Guidry Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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376 161
Curt Schilling is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
rcdwhiteley added Curt Schilling Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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328 243
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Maury Wills Infielder, Shortstop

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326 287
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Will Clark First baseman

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186 303
Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Bobby Grich Second baseman

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267 228
Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Harold Baines Designated hitter, Right fielder

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283 276
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dwight Gooden Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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250 280
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Graig Nettles Third baseman

Baseball Players With The All-Time Weirdest Superstitions

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277 267
George Foster is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
George Foster Outfielder, Left fielder

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289 203
Gary Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MarkJohnson added Gary Sheffield Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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183 231
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

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200 237
Bret Saberhagen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Bret Saberhagen Pitcher

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255 185
Vida Blue is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Vida Blue Pitcher

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208 268
Willie Randolph is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Willie Randolph Second baseman

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250 99
Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MacSa added Omar Vizquel Left fielder, Infielder, First baseman

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188 15
Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
TRENT13 added Ichiro Suzuki Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder