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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
973 127
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
783 118
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
779 127
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 75 (1886-1961)

4
755 123
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 84 (1918-2002)

5
667 95
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 88 (1867-1955)

6
601 80
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 67 (1896-1963)

7
629 95
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 59 (1887-1946)

8
636 93
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 93 (1920-2013)

9
643 96
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 81 (1874-1955)

10
575 77
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 60 (1907-1967)

11
589 82
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 45 (1880-1925)

12
505 63
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 75 (1900-1975)

13
540 86
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 85 (1914-1999)

14
468 68
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 70 (1888-1958)

15
457 70
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
455 71
Bob Feller is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 92 (1918-2010)

17
434 66
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 82 (1921-2003)

18
426 64
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 64 (1887-1951)

19
446 70
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 85 (1874-1959)

20
524 106
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 64 (1931-1995)

21
424 82
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 93

22
391 69
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 71

23
361 62
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 49 (1909-1958)

24
326 49
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 54 (1902-1956)

25
364 65
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 70 (1852-1922)