Baseball The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame  

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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
1,067 145
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
848 143
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
847 136
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
821 142
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
723 113
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 88 (1867-1955)
6
678 108
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 59 (1887-1946)
7
687 106
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 93 (1920-2013)
8
689 107
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 81 (1874-1955)
9
645 93
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
626 93
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 45 (1880-1925)
11
613 90
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 60 (1907-1967)
12
531 81
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
586 106
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
495 81
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
576 114
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 64 (1931-1995)
16
479 84
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
459 79
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 82 (1921-2003)
18
478 87
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
469 83
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 85 (1874-1959)
20
447 80
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 64 (1887-1951)
21
424 80
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 71
22
459 96
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 93
23
378 71
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
462 110
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 83
25
339 62
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 54 (1902-1956)