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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
531 79
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
407 74
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
338 54
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
413 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
236 30
Lefty Grove is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 75 (1900-1975)

6
297 47
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 45 (1880-1925)

7
290 46
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
316 56
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
295 49
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
407 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
340 67
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
332 69
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
281 54
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
241 42
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 82

15
239 43
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
244 45
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 70 (1888-1958)

17
234 42
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
225 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
211 36
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
214 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
189 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
187 45
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 70

23
182 44
Al Kaline is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 83

24
191 49
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 73

25
272 91
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
212 61
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 92

27
153 30
Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 54 (1902-1956)

28
188 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
126 25
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

30
160 43
Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 73

31
150 44
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 68

32
140 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
155 53
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

34
123 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
140 46
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

36
121 36
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 64

37
197 87
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 71

38
269 135
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 86

39
186 85
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 38 (1934-1972)

40
92 24
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 90 (1903-1993)

41
248 126
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 84

42
104 32
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
89 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
130 54
Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 53 (1919-1972)

45
146 65
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 51

46
127 55
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

47
141 65
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 82

48
161 78
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

49
125 55
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
age 87

50
138 66
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dec. at 54 (1960-2014)