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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
634 89
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
383 51
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 67 (1896-1963)

3
502 83
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 38 (1903-1941)

4
384 52
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 45 (1880-1925)

5
427 62
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 88 (1867-1955)

6
404 59
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 59 (1887-1946)

7
499 87
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 75 (1886-1961)

8
371 51
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
315 38
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 75 (1900-1975)

10
492 90
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
424 70
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 81 (1874-1955)

12
418 71
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
307 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
348 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
303 48
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 82

16
287 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
301 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
294 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
270 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
275 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
239 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
202 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
239 49
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 70

24
266 63
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 92

25
238 51
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 73

26
325 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
237 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
228 50
Al Kaline is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 83

29
165 29
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

30
196 45
Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 73

31
188 46
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 68

32
175 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
193 55
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

34
157 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
178 48
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

36
154 39
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 64

37
119 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
223 91
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 71

39
129 35
Paul Waner is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 62 (1903-1965)

40
113 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
283 150
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 86

42
262 140
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 84

43
199 97
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
137 65
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

45
156 76
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 51

46
149 75
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 82

47
138 67
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 53 (1919-1972)

48
166 90
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

49
80 27
Willie Keeler is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 51 (1872-1923)

50
128 65
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 87