sports The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame  

Ranker Baseball
9.4k votes 416 voters 6.6k views 303 items Embed

List Rules Upvote the greatest Baseball Hall of Famer

A list of the best baseball players to get inducted into the Hall of Fame. Whether you're a young kid picking up a glove for the first time or a big league rookie learning the ropes, the ultimate goal and honor any baseball player could receive is seeing his face on a plaque in Cooperstown. Why would he want that? That means he has been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame; his achievements on the diamond will be celebrated forever.

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
172 33
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
140 33
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Willie Mays age 86

3
148 38
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
144 40
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Ty Cobb Died at 75 (1886-1961)

5
126 32
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Hank Aaron age 84

6
117 30
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
120 32
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Honus Wagner Died at 81 (1874-1955)

8
129 39
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Lou Gehrig Died at 38 (1903-1941)

9
102 26
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Nolan Ryan age 71

10
117 34
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Mickey Mantle Died at 64 (1931-1995)

11
104 28
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Cy Young Died at 88 (1867-1955)

12
92 22
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Greg Maddux age 51

13
102 28
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

14
93 24
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Tony Gwynn Died at 54 (1960-2014)

9 Celebrities Whose Parents Have Been in Prison

15
98 27
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Walter Johnson Died at 59 (1887-1946)

16
95 26
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Roberto Clemente Died at 38 (1934-1972)

17
82 19
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Bob Gibson age 82

18
87 22
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Christy Mathewson Died at 45 (1880-1925)

19
83 20
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

20
92 25
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Yogi Berra age 92

21
93 26
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Rogers Hornsby Died at 67 (1896-1963)

The Best Hitters in Baseball History

22
76 17
Bob Feller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Bob Feller Died at 92 (1918-2010)

23
83 21
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Jimmie Foxx Died at 60 (1907-1967)

24
83 21
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Joe DiMaggio Died at 85 (1914-1999)

25
80 20
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Tris Speaker Died at 70 (1888-1958)

26
76 18
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Warren Spahn Died at 82 (1921-2003)

27
82 22
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Johnny Bench age 70

28
78 20
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Mel Ott Died at 49 (1909-1958)

The Best Closers in Baseball History

29
76 19
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Nap Lajoie Died at 85 (1874-1959)

30
79 21
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Grover Cleveland Alexander Died at 63 (1887-1950)

31
68 15
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Mike Schmidt age 68

32
78 21
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

33
64 13
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Steve Carlton age 73

34
66 15
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Rod Carew age 72

35
66 15
Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Tom Seaver age 73

30 Beautiful Women of Native American Descent

36
65 15
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Sandy Koufax age 82

37
63 14
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

38
71 19
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Eddie Collins Died at 64 (1887-1951)

39
79 24
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Ernie Banks age 87

40
62 14
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Eddie Mathews Died at 70 (1931-2001)

41
60 13
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Lefty Grove Died at 75 (1900-1975)

42
56 11
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
George Brett age 64

Dan Aykroyd Is A Fourth-Generation Ghost-Hunter, UFOlogist, And Paranormal Master

43
66 18
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Cap Anson Died at 70 (1852-1922)

44
64 17
Al Kaline is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Al Kaline age 83

45
63 17
Paul Waner is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Paul Waner Died at 62 (1903-1965)

46
47 8
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Eddie Murray age 62

47
52 12
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

48
63 20
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Lou Brock age 78

49
44 8
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Jackie Robinson Died at 53 (1919-1972)

50
59 18
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Harmon Killebrew Died at 75 (1936-2011)