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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
858 114
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
691 111
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
668 108
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
566 77
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
697 108
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 38 (1903-1941)

6
599 86
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
573 84
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
583 87
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
537 75
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
513 70
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
530 75
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
450 56
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
479 81
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
415 65
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
405 66
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
396 63
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
402 68
Bob Feller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 92 (1918-2010)

18
375 58
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
380 62
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 82 (1921-2003)

20
453 102
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 64 (1931-1995)

21
377 75
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 93

22
347 63
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 71

23
322 59
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
327 59
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 70 (1852-1922)

25
287 46
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 54 (1902-1956)