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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
536 80
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
412 75
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
342 55
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 88 (1867-1955)

4
418 83
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 75 (1886-1961)

5
303 47
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 45 (1880-1925)

6
322 56
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 59 (1887-1946)

7
294 47
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 60 (1907-1967)

8
300 49
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 67 (1896-1963)

9
239 32
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 75 (1900-1975)

10
411 88
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 84 (1918-2002)

11
343 68
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 81 (1874-1955)

12
334 70
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 93 (1920-2013)

13
247 45
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 70 (1888-1958)

14
237 42
Bob Feller is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 92 (1918-2010)

15
243 44
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 82

16
282 57
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 85 (1914-1999)

17
242 44
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 63 (1887-1950)

18
228 39
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
213 37
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
217 43
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 82 (1921-2003)

21
192 38
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 70 (1852-1922)

22
190 46
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 70

23
184 45
Al Kaline is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 83

24
274 91
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 64 (1931-1995)

25
156 30
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 54 (1902-1956)

26
215 62
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 92

27
193 50
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 73

28
191 51
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 49 (1909-1958)

29
128 26
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

30
162 43
Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 73

31
152 44
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 68

32
142 37
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 70 (1931-2001)

33
157 53
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

34
125 36
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 75 (1936-2011)

35
142 47
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

36
123 36
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 64

37
271 137
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 86

38
198 88
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 71

39
94 24
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 90 (1903-1993)

40
249 128
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 84

41
187 87
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 38 (1934-1972)

42
105 33
Paul Waner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 62 (1903-1965)

43
91 27
Sam Crawford is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 88 (1880-1968)

44
129 56
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

45
147 66
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 51

46
130 56
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 53 (1919-1972)

47
162 79
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

48
141 66
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 82

49
125 56
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 87

50
138 68
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 54 (1960-2014)