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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
896 118
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
724 113
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 75 (1886-1961)

3
701 108
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 84 (1918-2002)

4
594 80
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 59 (1887-1946)

5
721 110
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 38 (1903-1941)

6
621 88
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 88 (1867-1955)

7
597 85
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 93 (1920-2013)

8
605 87
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 81 (1874-1955)

9
557 75
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 67 (1896-1963)

10
551 75
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 45 (1880-1925)

11
532 71
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 60 (1907-1967)

12
470 57
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
499 81
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
433 65
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
422 67
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
399 62
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 82 (1921-2003)

17
420 68
Bob Feller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 92 (1918-2010)

18
414 64
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 85 (1874-1959)

19
393 59
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 64 (1887-1951)

20
473 103
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
390 77
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 93

22
360 65
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 71

23
340 60
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 70 (1852-1922)

24
333 61
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 49 (1909-1958)

25
300 47
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 54 (1902-1956)