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 
4Yogi Berra5/12/19251946-63, 19651972 
5Tommy Lasorda9/22/19271954-561997 VC (manager)
6Whitey Ford10/21/19281950, 1953-671974 
7Doug Harvey3/13/1930N/A2010 VC (umpire)
8Ernie Banks1/31/19311953-711977 
9Willie Mays5/6/19311951-731979 
10Jim Bunning10/23/19311955-711996 VC 
11Whitey Herzog11/9/19311956-632010 VC (manager)
12Hank Aaron2/5/19341954-761982 
13Luis Aparicio4/29/19341956-731984 
14Al Kaline12/19/19341953-741980 
15Frank Robinson8/31/19351956-761982 
16Bob Gibson11/9/19351959-751981 
17Sandy Koufax12/30/19351955-661972 
18Bill Mazeroski9/5/19361956-722001 VC 
19Brooks Robinson5/18/19371955-771983 
20Pat Gillick8/22/1937N/A2011 HOC (executive)
21Orlando Cepeda9/17/19371958-741999 VC 
22Juan Marichal10/20/19371960-751983 
23Willie McCovey1/10/19381959-801986 
24Billy Williams6/15/19381959-761987 
25Gaylord Perry9/15/19381962-831991 
26Phil Niekro4/1/19391964-871997 
27Lou Brock6/18/19391961-791985 
28Carl Yastrzemski8/22/19391961-831989 
29Joe Torre7/18/19401960-772014 HOC (manager)
30Bobby Cox5/21/19411968-692014 HOC (manager)
31Tony Perez5/14/19421964-862000 
32Joe Morgan9/19/19431963-841990 
33Ferguson Jenkins12/13/19431965-831991 
34Tony La Russa10/4/19441963, 1968-732014 HOC (manager)
35Tom Seaver11/17/19441967-861992 
36Steve Carlton12/22/19441965-881994 
37Don Sutton4/2/19451966-881998 
38Rod Carew10/1/19451967-851991 
39Jim Palmer10/15/19451965-841990 
40Reggie Jackson5/18/19461967-871993 
41Rollie Fingers8/25/19461968-851992 
42Nolan Ryan1/31/19471966-931999 
43Johnny Bench12/7/19471967-831989 
44Carlton Fisk12/26/19471969, 1970-932000 
45Mike Schmidt9/27/19491972-891995 
46Bert Blyleven4/6/19511970-922011 
47Goose Gossage7/5/19511972-89, 1991-942008 
48Dave Winfield10/3/19511973-88, 1990-952001 
49Bruce Sutter1/8/19531976-86, 19882006 
50Jim Rice 3/8/19531974-892009 
51George Brett5/15/19531973-931999 
52Andre Dawson7/10/19541976-962010 
53Dennis Eckersley10/3/19541975-982004 
54Ozzie Smith12/26/19541978-962002 
55Robin Yount9/16/19551974-931999 
56Eddie Murray2/24/19561977-972003 
57Paul Molitor8/22/19561978-982004 
58Wade Boggs6/15/19581982-992005 
59Rickey Henderson12/25/19581979-20032009 
60Ryne Sandberg9/18/19591981-94, 1996-972005 
61Cal Ripken Jr.8/24/19601981-20012007 
62Barry Larkin4/28/19641986-20042012 
63Tom Glavine3/25/19661987-20082014 
64Greg Maddux4/14/19661986-20082014 
65Roberto Alomar2/5/19681988-20042011 
66Frank Thomas5/27/19681990-20082014 

Recent Deaths

Tony Gwynn
Ralph Kiner
Stan Musial

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