They played in All-Star games, won MVP and Cy Young awards and set records during their storied careers.
They were the best in the game; some were even war heroes.
Many wound up inducted into the Hall of Fame and immortalized in bronze in Cooperstown. The more current players are surely on their way to that honor.
The only thing missing from the résumés of these 40 players is a World Series ring.
Not necessarily in any specific order, here are the top 40 players in baseball history to never win a World Series ring.