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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, NY, the site of the first ever baseball game. Since then, many icons have been enshrined into the Hall of Fame. 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

In order to get inducted into the Baseball 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.

list ordered by

1
853 112
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 53 (1895-1948)

2
684 111
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 75 (1886-1961)

3
561 76
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 59 (1887-1946)

4
663 108
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 84 (1918-2002)

5
692 108
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 38 (1903-1941)

6
594 86
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 88 (1867-1955)

7
579 86
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 81 (1874-1955)

8
567 84
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 93 (1920-2013)

9
533 73
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 67 (1896-1963)

10
509 68
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 60 (1907-1967)

11
527 73
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 45 (1880-1925)

12
447 54
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 75 (1900-1975)

13
476 80
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 85 (1914-1999)

14
413 64
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 70 (1888-1958)

15
403 65
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 63 (1887-1950)

16
373 57
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 64 (1887-1951)

17
393 63
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 85 (1874-1959)

18
399 68
Bob Feller is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 92 (1918-2010)

19
376 62
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 82 (1921-2003)

20
449 102
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 64 (1931-1995)

21
345 62
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 71

22
375 75
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 93

23
321 59
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 49 (1909-1958)

24
326 59
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 70 (1852-1922)

25
286 46
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 54 (1902-1956)