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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
467 71
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 53 (1895-1948)

2
351 67
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 38 (1903-1941)

3
359 76
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 75 (1886-1961)

4
280 50
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 88 (1867-1955)

5
248 41
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 45 (1880-1925)

6
239 40
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 60 (1907-1967)

7
188 26
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 75 (1900-1975)

8
246 44
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 67 (1896-1963)

9
351 85
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 84 (1918-2002)

10
267 53
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 59 (1887-1946)

11
294 63
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 81 (1874-1955)

12
284 65
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 93 (1920-2013)

13
241 48
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 85 (1914-1999)

14
204 38
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 63 (1887-1950)

15
211 41
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 70 (1888-1958)

16
192 36
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 85 (1874-1959)

17
196 39
Bob Feller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 92 (1918-2010)

18
198 40
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 82

19
176 35
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 64 (1887-1951)

20
179 41
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 82 (1921-2003)

21
158 36
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 70 (1852-1922)

22
241 84
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 64 (1931-1995)

23
161 45
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 73

24
150 41
Al Kaline is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 83

25
176 58
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 92

26
122 27
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 54 (1902-1956)

27
158 48
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 49 (1909-1958)

28
151 45
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 70

29
259 114
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 86

30
134 42
Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 73

31
100 24
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

32
236 106
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 84

33
174 70
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 38 (1934-1972)

34
125 43
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 68

35
114 35
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 70 (1931-2001)

36
133 48
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

37
102 32
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 75 (1936-2011)

38
180 80
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 71

39
115 40
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 53 (1919-1972)

40
105 33
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 64

41
119 45
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

42
134 56
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 82

43
138 57
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 51

44
80 21
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 90 (1903-1993)

45
118 48
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 87

46
154 71
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

47
92 30
Paul Waner is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 62 (1903-1965)

48
118 50
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

49
132 59
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 54 (1960-2014)

50
79 24
Sam Crawford is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 88 (1880-1968)