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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
727 93
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
512 69
Cy Young is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 88 (1867-1955)

3
586 90
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 38 (1903-1941)

4
580 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
506 73
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 81 (1874-1955)

6
459 60
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
568 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
461 62
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 45 (1880-1925)

9
478 69
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 59 (1887-1946)

10
442 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
490 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
381 46
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
413 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
368 54
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
348 49
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
357 56
Grover Cleveland Alexander is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 63 (1887-1950)

17
353 55
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
329 47
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
332 52
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
294 47
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
300 53
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 70

22
329 66
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 92

23
255 39
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
342 75
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 82

25
380 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
286 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
279 54
Al Kaline is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 83

28
287 57
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 73

29
210 37
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

30
230 51
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 68

31
240 51
Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 73

32
214 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
238 57
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

34
199 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
197 42
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 64

36
219 57
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

37
149 31
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
157 38
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
143 33
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
251 102
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 71

41
103 32
Willie Keeler is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 51 (1872-1923)

42
300 174
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 86

43
278 164
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 84

44
212 119
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 38 (1934-1972)

45
80 22
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 75 (1911-1986)

46
93 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 37
Robin Yount is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 62

48
74 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
78 24
Jim Palmer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 72

50
90 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)