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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
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
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 38 (1903-1941)
3
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 84 (1918-2002)
4
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
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 59 (1887-1946)
6
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
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
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 67 (1896-1963)
9
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 93 (1920-2013)
10
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
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
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 64 (1931-1995)
13
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
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 75 (1900-1975)
15
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 70 (1888-1958)
16
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 82 (1921-2003)
17
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 63 (1887-1950)
18
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
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 93
20
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 85 (1874-1959)
21
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 71
22
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 64 (1887-1951)
23
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
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 83
25
Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 74