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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
480 73
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 53 (1895-1948)

2
360 69
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 38 (1903-1941)

3
366 79
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 75 (1886-1961)

4
255 42
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 45 (1880-1925)

5
287 52
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 88 (1867-1955)

6
246 41
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 60 (1907-1967)

7
253 44
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 67 (1896-1963)

8
194 27
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 75 (1900-1975)

9
359 85
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 84 (1918-2002)

10
273 53
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 59 (1887-1946)

11
300 63
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 81 (1874-1955)

12
247 48
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 85 (1914-1999)

13
289 66
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 93 (1920-2013)

14
210 38
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 63 (1887-1950)

15
216 42
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 70 (1888-1958)

16
198 36
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 85 (1874-1959)

17
202 39
Bob Feller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 92 (1918-2010)

18
204 40
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 82

19
182 35
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 64 (1887-1951)

20
184 42
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 82 (1921-2003)

21
163 36
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 70 (1852-1922)

22
245 85
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 64 (1931-1995)

23
166 45
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 73

24
155 42
Al Kaline is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 83

25
182 58
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 92

26
128 27
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 54 (1902-1956)

27
156 45
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 70

28
163 49
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 49 (1909-1958)

29
138 42
Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 73

30
104 24
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

31
260 117
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 86

32
129 43
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 68

33
118 35
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 70 (1931-2001)

34
237 109
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 84

35
176 72
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 38 (1934-1972)

36
137 48
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

37
105 32
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 75 (1936-2011)

38
183 80
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 71

39
107 34
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 64

40
117 42
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 53 (1919-1972)

41
121 45
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

42
140 57
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 51

43
82 21
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 90 (1903-1993)

44
136 57
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 82

45
119 48
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 87

46
155 71
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

47
93 30
Paul Waner is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 62 (1903-1965)

48
119 50
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

49
133 59
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Died at 54 (1960-2014)

50
96 37
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 72