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
1,000 137
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
775 128
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 84 (1918-2002)
3
795 134
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 75 (1886-1961)
4
799 127
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 38 (1903-1941)
5
652 97
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 93 (1920-2013)
6
681 104
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
643 100
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 59 (1887-1946)
8
654 100
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
612 87
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
585 82
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
599 87
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
512 71
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
555 97
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
476 73
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
465 74
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
462 77
Bob Feller is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 92 (1918-2010)
17
441 72
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
434 68
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
541 110
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 64 (1931-1995)
20
453 74
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
435 86
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 93
22
402 73
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 71
23
365 66
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
330 55
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 54 (1902-1956)
25
368 70
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 70 (1852-1922)