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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
1,712 353
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
1,491 237
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

3
886 429
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
768 391
Tim Raines is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Tim Raines Left fielder

5
733 382
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Alan Trammell Shortstop

6
770 324
Edgar Martínez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Edgar Martínez Designated hitter, Third baseman

7
741 385
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Jeff Bagwell First baseman

8
676 369
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Jack Morris Pitcher

9
826 444
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Roger Clemens Pitcher

10
822 361
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Roger Maris Right fielder, Outfielder

11
698 322
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Fred McGriff First baseman

12
519 318
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Lou Whitaker Second baseman

13
787 590
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Barry Bonds Left fielder

14
539 218
Mike Piazza is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
voting closed at #7 Mike Piazza Catcher

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

15
597 342
Thurman Munson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Thurman Munson Catcher

16
506 309
Dave Parker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dave Parker Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

17
612 281
Dale Murphy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dale Murphy Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

18
592 294
Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Orel Hershiser Pitcher

19
564 572
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Mark McGwire First baseman

20
421 356
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Keith Hernandez First baseman

21
531 199
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Gil Hodges First baseman

The Best Pop Rock Bands & Artists

22
432 266
Tommy John is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Tommy John Starting pitcher, Pitcher

23
495 215
Lee Smith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Lee Smith Relief pitcher, Pitcher

24
417 269
Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Luis Tiant Pitcher

25
466 256
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Larry Walker Right fielder, Outfielder

26
441 162
Craig Biggio is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
voting closed at #11 Craig Biggio Outfielder, Catcher, Second baseman

27
414 259
Tony Oliva is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Tony Oliva Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

28
436 278
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Steve Garvey First baseman

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

29
401 235
Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Jim Kaat Starting pitcher, Pitcher

30
392 278
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dave Concepción Shortstop

31
345 236
Ted Simmons is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Ted Simmons Designated hitter, Catcher

32
307 260
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dick Allen Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

33
334 412
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Rafael Palmeiro Designated hitter, First baseman

34
426 96
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MacSa added Jim Thome First baseman

35
463 120
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MarySSpiegel added Albert Pujols First baseman

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

36
262 109
Mike Mussina is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
rcdwhiteley added Mike Mussina Pitcher

37
447 83
Chipper Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MacSa added Chipper Jones Outfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman

38
271 217
Minnie Miñoso is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Minnie Miñoso Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

39
426 81
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
MacSa added Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

40
274 227
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dwight Evans Right fielder

41
343 89
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
-1456082551498 added Derek Jeter Shortstop

42
258 234
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Ron Guidry Starting pitcher, Pitcher

The Best Hitters in Baseball History

43
165 268
Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Bobby Grich Second baseman

44
290 252
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Will Clark First baseman

45
282 214
Maury Wills is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Maury Wills Infielder, Shortstop

46
223 247
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Graig Nettles Third baseman

47
239 241
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Dwight Gooden Starting pitcher, Pitcher

48
290 128
Curt Schilling is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
rcdwhiteley added Curt Schilling Starting pitcher, Pitcher

49
227 205
Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
Harold Baines Designated hitter, Right fielder

50
245 239
George Foster is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame
George Foster Outfielder, Left fielder