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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
725 93
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
509 69
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 88 (1867-1955)

3
583 90
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 38 (1903-1941)

4
578 93
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 75 (1886-1961)

5
504 73
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 81 (1874-1955)

6
457 60
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 67 (1896-1963)

7
566 94
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 84 (1918-2002)

8
459 62
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 45 (1880-1925)

9
476 69
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 59 (1887-1946)

10
440 59
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
488 75
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 93 (1920-2013)

12
379 46
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
411 64
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
366 54
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
346 48
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 85 (1874-1959)

16
355 56
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 63 (1887-1950)

17
351 55
Bob Feller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 92 (1918-2010)

18
327 47
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 64 (1887-1951)

19
330 52
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
292 47
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 70 (1852-1922)

21
298 53
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 70

22
327 66
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 92

23
253 39
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 54 (1902-1956)

24
340 75
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 82

25
378 97
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 64 (1931-1995)

26
278 53
Al Kaline is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 83

27
285 56
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 49 (1909-1958)

28
286 57
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 73

29
209 36
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

30
229 51
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 68

31
239 51
Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 73

32
213 42
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 70 (1931-2001)

33
237 57
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

34
198 42
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 75 (1936-2011)

35
196 42
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 64

36
218 55
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

37
148 31
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 90 (1903-1993)

38
156 38
Paul Waner is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 62 (1903-1965)

39
142 33
Sam Crawford is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 88 (1880-1968)

40
250 101
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 71

41
102 31
Willie Keeler is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 51 (1872-1923)

42
296 173
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 86

43
274 163
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 84

44
211 118
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 38 (1934-1972)

45
79 22
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 75 (1911-1986)

46
92 32
Tim Keefe is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 76 (1857-1933)

47
96 37
Robin Yount is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 62

48
73 21
Dizzy Dean is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 64 (1910-1974)

49
77 24
Jim Palmer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 72

50
89 34
Kid Nichols is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 84 (1869-1953)