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 of America (BBWAA) 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 elected by a panel of living Hall of Fame members after first being nominated by a committee. The Hall of Fame Board of Directors frequently reorganizes this process and renames the nominating committee or committees. The process is commonly referred to as the Veterans Committee, a shorthand version of the name it used from 1953 to 1999. 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 is also responsible for inducting non-players, including managers, executives, and umpires.

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
1Tommy Lasorda9/22/19271954-561997 VC (manager)
2Whitey Ford10/21/19281950, 1953-671974 
3Willie Mays5/6/19311951-731979 
4Whitey Herzog11/9/19311956-632010 VC (manager)
5Hank Aaron2/5/19341954-761982 
6Luis Aparicio4/29/19341956-731984 
7Bud Selig7/30/1934N/A2017 VC (executive)
8Al Kaline12/19/19341953-741980 
9Bob Gibson11/9/19351959-751981 
10Sandy Koufax12/30/19351955-661972 
11Bill Mazeroski9/5/19361956-722001 VC 
12Brooks Robinson5/18/19371955-771983 
13Pat Gillick8/22/1937N/A2011 VC (executive)
14Orlando Cepeda9/17/19371958-741999 VC 
15Juan Marichal10/20/19371960-751983 
16Billy Williams6/15/19381959-761987 
17Gaylord Perry9/15/19381962-831991 
18Phil Niekro4/1/19391964-871997 
19Lou Brock6/18/19391961-791985 
20Carl Yastrzemski8/22/19391961-831989 
21Joe Torre7/18/19401960-772014 VC (manager)
22John Schuerholz10/1/1940N/A2017 VC (executive)
23Bobby Cox5/21/19411968-692014 VC (manager)
24Tony Perez5/14/19421964-862000 
25Joe Morgan9/19/19431963-841990 
26Ferguson Jenkins12/13/19431965-831991 
27Tony La Russa10/4/19441963, 1968-732014 VC (manager)
28Tom Seaver11/17/19441967-861992 
29Steve Carlton12/22/19441965-881994 
30Don Sutton4/2/19451966-881998 
31Rod Carew10/1/19451967-851991 
32Jim Palmer10/15/19451965-841990 
33Reggie Jackson5/18/19461967-871993 
34Rollie Fingers8/25/19461968-851992 
35Nolan Ryan1/31/19471966-931999 
36Johnny Bench12/7/19471967-831989 
37Carlton Fisk12/26/19471969, 1970-932000 
38Mike Schmidt9/27/19491972-891995 
39Bert Blyleven4/6/19511970-922011 
40Goose Gossage7/5/19511972-89, 1991-942008 
41Dave Winfield10/3/19511973-88, 1990-952001 
42Bruce Sutter1/8/19531976-86, 19882006 
43Jim Rice 3/8/19531974-892009 
44George Brett5/15/19531973-931999 
45Andre Dawson7/10/19541976-962010 
46Dennis Eckersley10/3/19541975-982004 
47Ozzie Smith12/26/19541978-962002 
48Jack Morris5/16/19551977-942018 VC 
49Robin Yount9/16/19551974-931999 
50Eddie Murray2/24/19561977-972003 
51Paul Molitor8/22/19561978-982004 
52Lee Smith12/4/19571980-972019 VC 
53Alan Trammell2/21/19581977-962018 VC 
54Wade Boggs6/15/19581982-992005 
55Rickey Henderson12/25/19581979-20032009 
56Harold Baines3/15/19591980-20012019 VC 
57Tim Raines9/16/19591979-20022017 
58Ryne Sandberg9/18/19591981-94, 1996-972005 
59Cal Ripken Jr.8/24/19601981-20012007 
60Edgar Martinez1/2/19631987-20042019 
61Randy Johnson9/10/19631988-20092015 
62Barry Larkin4/28/19641986-20042012 
63Craig Biggio12/14/19651998-20072015 
64Tom Glavine3/25/19661987-20082014 
65Greg Maddux4/14/19661986-20082014 
66John Smoltz5/15/19671998-20092015 
67Trevor Hoffman10/13/19671993-20102018 
68Roberto Alomar2/5/19681988-20042011 
69Jeff Bagwell5/27/19681991-20052017 
70Frank Thomas5/27/19681990-20082014 
71Mike Piazza9/4/19681992-20072016 
72Mike Mussina12/8/19681991-20082019 
73Ken Griffey Jr.11/21/19691989-20102016 
74Mariano Rivera11/29/19691995-20132019 
75Jim Thome8/27/19701991-20122018 
76Pedro Martinez10/25/19711992-20092015 
77Ivan Rodriguez11/27/19711991-20112017 
78Chipper Jones4/24/19721993, 1995-20122018 
79Vladimir Guerrero2/9/19751996-20112018 

Recent Deaths

Frank Robinson
Willie McCovey
Red Schoendienst

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