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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
907 120
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
732 114
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
708 109
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
728 111
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
600 82
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
629 88
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
613 87
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
603 86
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 93 (1920-2013)

9
564 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
557 75
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
539 72
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
476 57
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
505 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
439 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
428 67
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
405 62
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
426 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
420 64
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 85 (1874-1959)

19
399 59
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
484 103
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
363 66
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 71

22
392 79
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 93

23
342 61
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 70 (1852-1922)

24
335 61
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 49 (1909-1958)

25
302 47
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 54 (1902-1956)