The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
As a baseball player, it's always a dream to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, whether you're a big-time hitter or one of the greatest pitchers to play the game. The best professional players both past and present all have the chance to prove themselves and achieve a plaque in Cooperstown. But of all the players who do make it there, who are the very best?
The members of the Baseball Hall of Fame are some of the greatest players of all time and some of the true legends of the game. The Hall of Fame opened in 1939 in Cooperstown, New York, the site of the first ever baseball game. Since then, many icons have been enshrined into the HOF. Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Lou Gehrig, Tom Seaver, Willie Mays and Bob Gibson are just a few of the numerous legends who have been inducted and with good reason: they're the among the greatest baseball players ever. Even those who didn't achieve great team success still made a huge impact on the game with their individual skills.
In order to get inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame, a finalist needs to receive at least 75 percent of the votes by the baseball writers. If they don't, they are eligible for up to 15 years, depending on if they receive the minimum amount of votes to stay on the ballot. If they don't make the Hall because of the writers, then the Veterans Committee can induct the players later on.
This is the list of the greatest baseball players in the Hall of Fame. Vote or re-rank this list according to who you think is the best player in Cooperstown. Then head over and check out the 2020 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, and help decide who should be added to this list.
- Age: 92
- Dec. at 53 (1895-1948)
- Age: 89
- Dec. at 83 (1918-2002)
- Dec. at 37 (1903-1941)
- Dec. at 74 (1886-1961)