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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.

1
464 71
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Babe Ruth Died at 53 (1895-1948)

2
348 67
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Lou Gehrig Died at 38 (1903-1941)

3
357 75
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Ty Cobb Died at 75 (1886-1961)

4
278 49
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Cy Young Died at 88 (1867-1955)

5
246 40
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Christy Mathewson Died at 45 (1880-1925)

6
237 40
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Jimmie Foxx Died at 60 (1907-1967)

7
186 26
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Lefty Grove Died at 75 (1900-1975)

8
350 84
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Ted Williams Died at 84 (1918-2002)

9
244 44
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Rogers Hornsby Died at 67 (1896-1963)

10
292 62
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Honus Wagner Died at 81 (1874-1955)

11
265 53
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Walter Johnson Died at 59 (1887-1946)

12
240 47
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Joe DiMaggio Died at 85 (1914-1999)

13
283 65
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Stan Musial Died at 93 (1920-2013)

14
203 38
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Grover Cleveland Alexander Died at 63 (1887-1950)

15
210 41
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Tris Speaker Died at 70 (1888-1958)

16
191 36
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Nap Lajoie Died at 85 (1874-1959)

17
195 39
Bob Feller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Bob Feller Died at 92 (1918-2010)

18
196 40
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Sandy Koufax age 82

19
175 35
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Eddie Collins Died at 64 (1887-1951)

20
178 41
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Warren Spahn Died at 82 (1921-2003)

21
157 36
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Cap Anson Died at 70 (1852-1922)

22
240 84
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Mickey Mantle Died at 64 (1931-1995)

23
160 45
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Steve Carlton age 73

24
149 41
Al Kaline is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Al Kaline age 83

25
175 58
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Yogi Berra age 92

26
157 48
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Mel Ott Died at 49 (1909-1958)

27
121 27
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Al Simmons Died at 54 (1902-1956)

28
150 45
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Johnny Bench age 70

29
259 113
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Willie Mays age 86

30
236 105
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Hank Aaron age 84

31
133 42
Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Tom Seaver age 73

32
174 69
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Roberto Clemente Died at 38 (1934-1972)

33
99 24
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

34
125 42
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Mike Schmidt age 68

35
114 34
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Eddie Mathews Died at 70 (1931-2001)

36
133 47
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

37
102 32
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Harmon Killebrew Died at 75 (1936-2011)

38
180 80
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Nolan Ryan age 71

39
115 40
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Jackie Robinson Died at 53 (1919-1972)

40
105 33
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
George Brett age 64

41
119 45
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

42
134 56
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Bob Gibson age 82

43
138 57
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Greg Maddux age 51

44
79 21
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Charlie Gehringer Died at 90 (1903-1993)

45
118 48
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Ernie Banks age 87

46
154 71
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

47
92 30
Paul Waner is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Paul Waner Died at 62 (1903-1965)

48
118 50
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

49
132 59
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Tony Gwynn Died at 54 (1960-2014)

50
79 24
Sam Crawford is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Sam Crawford Died at 88 (1880-1968)