Sports The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame  

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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.

1
412 67
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Babe Ruth Died at 53 (1895-1948)

2
305 64
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Lou Gehrig Died at 38 (1903-1941)

3
313 71
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Ty Cobb Died at 75 (1886-1961)

4
239 46
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Cy Young Died at 88 (1867-1955)

5
201 35
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Jimmie Foxx Died at 60 (1907-1967)

6
207 37
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Christy Mathewson Died at 45 (1880-1925)

7
151 21
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Lefty Grove Died at 75 (1900-1975)

8
232 45
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Walter Johnson Died at 59 (1887-1946)

9
315 76
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Ted Williams Died at 84 (1918-2002)

10
253 54
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Stan Musial Died at 93 (1920-2013)

11
258 56
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Honus Wagner Died at 81 (1874-1955)

12
207 39
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Rogers Hornsby Died at 67 (1896-1963)

13
215 43
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Joe DiMaggio Died at 85 (1914-1999)

14
187 35
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Tris Speaker Died at 70 (1888-1958)

15
180 34
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Grover Cleveland Alexander Died at 63 (1887-1950)

16
170 31
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Nap Lajoie Died at 85 (1874-1959)

17
174 34
Bob Feller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Bob Feller Died at 92 (1918-2010)

18
171 36
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Sandy Koufax age 82

19
155 30
Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Eddie Collins Died at 64 (1887-1951)

20
159 35
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Warren Spahn Died at 82 (1921-2003)

21
148 34
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Steve Carlton age 73

22
141 31
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Cap Anson Died at 70 (1852-1922)

23
224 75
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Mickey Mantle Died at 64 (1931-1995)

24
135 34
Al Kaline is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Al Kaline age 83

25
105 23
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Al Simmons Died at 54 (1902-1956)

26
144 43
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Mel Ott Died at 49 (1909-1958)

27
160 52
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Yogi Berra age 92

28
134 43
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Johnny Bench age 70

29
245 103
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Willie Mays age 86

30
121 38
Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Tom Seaver age 73

31
114 35
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

32
103 29
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Eddie Mathews Died at 70 (1931-2001)

33
223 97
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Hank Aaron age 84

34
161 63
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Roberto Clemente Died at 38 (1934-1972)

35
98 28
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
George Brett age 64

36
105 33
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Jackie Robinson Died at 53 (1919-1972)

37
175 73
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Nolan Ryan age 71

38
85 22
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

39
112 38
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Mike Schmidt age 68

40
124 45
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

41
94 28
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Harmon Killebrew Died at 75 (1936-2011)

42
133 51
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Greg Maddux age 51

43
76 19
Sam Crawford is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Sam Crawford Died at 88 (1880-1968)

44
74 18
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Charlie Gehringer Died at 90 (1903-1993)

45
149 63
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

46
127 50
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Bob Gibson age 82

47
113 43
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Ernie Banks age 87

48
86 27
Paul Waner is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Paul Waner Died at 62 (1903-1965)

49
112 45
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

50
127 55
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Tony Gwynn Died at 54 (1960-2014)