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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
523 78
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
398 74
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
329 54
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
404 83
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 75 (1886-1961)

5
228 30
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 75 (1900-1975)

6
289 47
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 45 (1880-1925)

7
282 46
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 60 (1907-1967)

8
308 56
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 59 (1887-1946)

9
399 87
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 84 (1918-2002)

10
287 49
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 67 (1896-1963)

11
332 67
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
324 68
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
235 41
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 82

14
274 54
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
232 43
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
237 45
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 70 (1888-1958)

17
227 42
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
218 39
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
204 36
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
207 43
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
182 38
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
180 45
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 70

23
175 44
Al Kaline is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 83

24
265 91
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 64 (1931-1995)

25
184 49
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 73

26
205 61
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 92

27
146 30
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 54 (1902-1956)

28
181 51
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 49 (1909-1958)

29
121 25
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

30
155 43
Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 73

31
145 44
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 68

32
135 37
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
150 53
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

34
118 36
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
135 46
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

36
268 130
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 86

37
248 121
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 84

38
185 81
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 38 (1934-1972)

39
116 36
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 64

40
194 85
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 71

41
130 50
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 53 (1919-1972)

42
88 24
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 90 (1903-1993)

43
146 61
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 51

44
100 32
Paul Waner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 62 (1903-1965)

45
141 62
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 82

46
125 52
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 87

47
161 75
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

48
126 53
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

49
86 27
Sam Crawford is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 88 (1880-1968)

50
138 63
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 54 (1960-2014)