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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.

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267 48
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
200 48
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
217 55
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Ted Williams Died at 84 (1918-2002)

4
180 40
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Honus Wagner Died at 81 (1874-1955)

5
207 51
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Ty Cobb Died at 75 (1886-1961)

6
172 38
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Stan Musial Died at 93 (1920-2013)

7
147 30
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Walter Johnson Died at 59 (1887-1946)

8
136 26
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Joe DiMaggio Died at 85 (1914-1999)

9
108 18
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Sandy Koufax age 82

10
155 37
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Cy Young Died at 88 (1867-1955)

11
125 24
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Jimmie Foxx Died at 60 (1907-1967)

12
134 29
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Christy Mathewson Died at 45 (1880-1925)

13
120 23
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Tris Speaker Died at 70 (1888-1958)

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121 24
Bob Feller is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Bob Feller Died at 92 (1918-2010)

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136 32
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Rogers Hornsby Died at 67 (1896-1963)

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118 24
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Grover Cleveland Alexander Died at 63 (1887-1950)

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193 60
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Willie Mays age 86

18
108 22
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Nap Lajoie Died at 85 (1874-1959)

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96 18
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Steve Carlton age 73

20
108 24
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)

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174 58
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Hank Aaron age 84

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84 15
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Lefty Grove Died at 75 (1900-1975)

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97 21
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Eddie Collins Died at 64 (1887-1951)

24
165 57
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Mickey Mantle Died at 64 (1931-1995)

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88 21
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Cap Anson Died at 70 (1852-1922)

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102 29
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)

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137 50
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Nolan Ryan age 71

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86 23
Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Tom Seaver age 73

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

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83 22
Al Kaline is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Al Kaline age 83

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116 41
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Yogi Berra age 92

31
123 47
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Roberto Clemente Died at 38 (1934-1972)

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85 25
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

33
95 31
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

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100 34
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Johnny Bench age 70

35
72 18
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Jackie Robinson Died at 53 (1919-1972)

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77 21
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Eddie Mathews Died at 70 (1931-2001)

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106 39
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Bob Gibson age 82

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72 19
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
George Brett age 64

39
107 40
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Greg Maddux age 51

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88 29
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Mike Schmidt age 68

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95 34
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Ernie Banks age 87

42
124 52
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

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73 21
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Harmon Killebrew Died at 75 (1936-2011)

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109 44
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Tony Gwynn Died at 54 (1960-2014)

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65 17
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Al Simmons Died at 54 (1902-1956)

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58 13
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

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73 23
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)

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95 37
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

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79 27
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Rod Carew age 72

50
67 20
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame