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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
642 90
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
511 85
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
435 64
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 88 (1867-1955)

4
411 61
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 59 (1887-1946)

5
391 54
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 45 (1880-1925)

6
507 89
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 75 (1886-1961)

7
390 55
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 67 (1896-1963)

8
377 53
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 60 (1907-1967)

9
431 70
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 81 (1874-1955)

10
498 91
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 84 (1918-2002)

11
320 41
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 75 (1900-1975)

12
424 72
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 93 (1920-2013)

13
312 48
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 70 (1888-1958)

14
354 60
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 85 (1914-1999)

15
309 48
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 82

16
292 42
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 85 (1874-1959)

17
306 48
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
300 48
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
275 41
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 64 (1887-1951)

20
280 46
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 82 (1921-2003)

21
244 41
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 70 (1852-1922)

22
207 32
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 54 (1902-1956)

23
272 64
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 92

24
244 51
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 70

25
244 51
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 73

26
332 93
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 64 (1931-1995)

27
242 52
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
233 50
Al Kaline is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 83

29
169 31
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

30
201 46
Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 73

31
193 47
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 68

32
179 39
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
197 55
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

34
161 38
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
180 52
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

36
157 40
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 64

37
122 26
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
131 35
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
224 94
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 71

40
115 29
Sam Crawford is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 88 (1880-1968)

41
284 153
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 86

42
263 143
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 84

43
200 99
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 38 (1934-1972)

44
138 68
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

45
157 79
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 51

46
150 77
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 82

47
82 27
Willie Keeler is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 51 (1872-1923)

48
167 92
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

49
80 29
Robin Yount is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 62

50
138 70
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 53 (1919-1972)