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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
735 95
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
592 90
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
518 70
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
586 94
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
464 60
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 67 (1896-1963)

6
510 74
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 81 (1874-1955)

7
573 94
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 84 (1918-2002)

8
484 69
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 59 (1887-1946)

9
466 63
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 45 (1880-1925)

10
447 59
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
495 75
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 93 (1920-2013)

12
386 47
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
416 64
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
370 56
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
350 51
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 85 (1874-1959)

16
356 56
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
359 57
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
331 48
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
335 53
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 82 (1921-2003)

20
296 48
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 70 (1852-1922)

21
303 53
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 70

22
332 66
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 92

23
257 40
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 54 (1902-1956)

24
345 75
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 82

25
383 97
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 64 (1931-1995)

26
289 56
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 49 (1909-1958)

27
282 54
Al Kaline is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 83

28
290 57
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 73

29
212 38
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

30
233 51
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 68

31
243 51
Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 73

32
217 42
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
241 57
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

34
202 42
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
200 42
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 64

36
222 57
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

37
150 32
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 90 (1903-1993)

38
158 39
Paul Waner is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 62 (1903-1965)

39
144 34
Sam Crawford is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 88 (1880-1968)

40
252 103
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 71

41
302 175
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 86

42
104 33
Willie Keeler is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 51 (1872-1923)

43
279 165
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 84

44
81 22
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 75 (1911-1986)

45
212 120
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 38 (1934-1972)

46
94 32
Tim Keefe is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 76 (1857-1933)

47
97 38
Robin Yount is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 62

48
75 21
Dizzy Dean is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 64 (1910-1974)

49
79 24
Jim Palmer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 72

50
91 34
Kid Nichols is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 84 (1869-1953)