Living Members of the Baseball Hall of Fame

The Baseball Hall of Fame can include players, managers, umpires, and executives (Most managers were former players and many players later become managers, but they are usually voted into the Hall as one or the other, as their career merits). The baseball writers association has the primary responsibility for selecting which players will be in the Hall of Fame. Players who are no longer under consideration by the baseball writers can be voted in by the veterans committee. The veterans committee is viewed by many as a "back door" into the Hall and, therefore, it is considered more prestigious to be inducted by the baseball writers.

The veterans committee - known since 2011 as the "historical overview committee" - is also responsible for inducting non-players, including managers, executives, and umpires.

There is also one living member of the Hall who was inducted by the Negro Leagues committee, a temporary organization formed to bestow Hall of Fame honors on players from the days before baseball became racially integrated.

The list below gives each living Hall member, in order of date of birth. It also indicates how each member was inducted. No designation means "player inducted by the baseball writers."

RankNameBornML Playing CareerInduction
1Bobby Doerr4/7/19181937-44, 1946-511986 VC 
2Monte Irvin2/25/19191949-561973 NL 
3Red Schoendienst2/2/19231945-631989 VC 
4Tommy Lasorda9/22/19271954-561997 VC (manager)
5Whitey Ford10/21/19281950, 1953-671974 
6Doug Harvey3/13/1930N/A2010 VC (umpire)
7Willie Mays5/6/19311951-731979 
8Jim Bunning10/23/19311955-711996 VC 
9Whitey Herzog11/9/19311956-632010 VC (manager)
10Hank Aaron2/5/19341954-761982 
11Luis Aparicio4/29/19341956-731984 
12Al Kaline12/19/19341953-741980 
13Frank Robinson8/31/19351956-761982 
14Bob Gibson11/9/19351959-751981 
15Sandy Koufax12/30/19351955-661972 
16Bill Mazeroski9/5/19361956-722001 VC 
17Brooks Robinson5/18/19371955-771983 
18Pat Gillick8/22/1937N/A2011 HOC (executive)
19Orlando Cepeda9/17/19371958-741999 VC 
20Juan Marichal10/20/19371960-751983 
21Willie McCovey1/10/19381959-801986 
22Billy Williams6/15/19381959-761987 
23Gaylord Perry9/15/19381962-831991 
24Phil Niekro4/1/19391964-871997 
25Lou Brock6/18/19391961-791985 
26Carl Yastrzemski8/22/19391961-831989 
27Joe Torre7/18/19401960-772014 HOC (manager)
28Bobby Cox5/21/19411968-692014 HOC (manager)
29Tony Perez5/14/19421964-862000 
30Joe Morgan9/19/19431963-841990 
31Ferguson Jenkins12/13/19431965-831991 
32Tony La Russa10/4/19441963, 1968-732014 HOC (manager)
33Tom Seaver11/17/19441967-861992 
34Steve Carlton12/22/19441965-881994 
35Don Sutton4/2/19451966-881998 
36Rod Carew10/1/19451967-851991 
37Jim Palmer10/15/19451965-841990 
38Reggie Jackson5/18/19461967-871993 
39Rollie Fingers8/25/19461968-851992 
40Nolan Ryan1/31/19471966-931999 
41Johnny Bench12/7/19471967-831989 
42Carlton Fisk12/26/19471969, 1970-932000 
43Mike Schmidt9/27/19491972-891995 
44Bert Blyleven4/6/19511970-922011 
45Goose Gossage7/5/19511972-89, 1991-942008 
46Dave Winfield10/3/19511973-88, 1990-952001 
47Bruce Sutter1/8/19531976-86, 19882006 
48Jim Rice 3/8/19531974-892009 
49George Brett5/15/19531973-931999 
50Andre Dawson7/10/19541976-962010 
51Dennis Eckersley10/3/19541975-982004 
52Ozzie Smith12/26/19541978-962002 
53Robin Yount9/16/19551974-931999 
54Eddie Murray2/24/19561977-972003 
55Paul Molitor8/22/19561978-982004 
56Wade Boggs6/15/19581982-992005 
57Rickey Henderson12/25/19581979-20032009 
58Ryne Sandberg9/18/19591981-94, 1996-972005 
59Cal Ripken Jr.8/24/19601981-20012007 
60Randy Johnson9/10/19631988-20092015 
61Barry Larkin4/28/19641986-20042012 
62Craig Biggio12/14/19651998-20072015 
63Tom Glavine3/25/19661987-20082014 
64Greg Maddux4/14/19661986-20082014 
65John Smoltz5/15/19671998-20092015 
66Roberto Alomar2/5/19681988-20042011 
67Frank Thomas5/27/19681990-20082014 
68Pedro Martinez10/25/19711992-20092015 

Recent Deaths

Yogi Berra
Ernie Banks
Tony Gwynn

Links of interest:
  Baseball Hall of Fame
  Hall of Fame Graves
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