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.

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 HOC (executive)
8Al Kaline12/19/19341953-741980 
9Frank Robinson8/31/19351956-761982 
10Bob Gibson11/9/19351959-751981 
11Sandy Koufax12/30/19351955-661972 
12Bill Mazeroski9/5/19361956-722001 VC 
13Brooks Robinson5/18/19371955-771983 
14Pat Gillick8/22/1937N/A2011 HOC (executive)
15Orlando Cepeda9/17/19371958-741999 VC 
16Juan Marichal10/20/19371960-751983 
17Willie McCovey1/10/19381959-801986 
18Billy Williams6/15/19381959-761987 
19Gaylord Perry9/15/19381962-831991 
20Phil Niekro4/1/19391964-871997 
21Lou Brock6/18/19391961-791985 
22Carl Yastrzemski8/22/19391961-831989 
23Joe Torre7/18/19401960-772014 HOC (manager)
24John Schuerholz10/1/1940N/A2017 HOC (executive)
25Bobby Cox5/21/19411968-692014 HOC (manager)
26Tony Perez5/14/19421964-862000 
27Joe Morgan9/19/19431963-841990 
28Ferguson Jenkins12/13/19431965-831991 
29Tony La Russa10/4/19441963, 1968-732014 HOC (manager)
30Tom Seaver11/17/19441967-861992 
31Steve Carlton12/22/19441965-881994 
32Don Sutton4/2/19451966-881998 
33Rod Carew10/1/19451967-851991 
34Jim Palmer10/15/19451965-841990 
35Reggie Jackson5/18/19461967-871993 
36Rollie Fingers8/25/19461968-851992 
37Nolan Ryan1/31/19471966-931999 
38Johnny Bench12/7/19471967-831989 
39Carlton Fisk12/26/19471969, 1970-932000 
40Mike Schmidt9/27/19491972-891995 
41Bert Blyleven4/6/19511970-922011 
42Goose Gossage7/5/19511972-89, 1991-942008 
43Dave Winfield10/3/19511973-88, 1990-952001 
44Bruce Sutter1/8/19531976-86, 19882006 
45Jim Rice 3/8/19531974-892009 
46George Brett5/15/19531973-931999 
47Andre Dawson7/10/19541976-962010 
48Dennis Eckersley10/3/19541975-982004 
49Ozzie Smith12/26/19541978-962002 
50Jack Morris5/16/19551977-942018 HOC 
51Robin Yount9/16/19551974-931999 
52Eddie Murray2/24/19561977-972003 
53Paul Molitor8/22/19561978-982004 
54Alan Trammell2/21/19581977-962018 HOC 
55Wade Boggs6/15/19581982-992005 
56Rickey Henderson12/25/19581979-20032009 
57Tim Raines9/16/19591979-20022017 
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 
66Trevor Hoffman10/13/19671993-20102018 
67Roberto Alomar2/5/19681988-20042011 
68Jeff Bagwell5/27/19681991-20052017 
69Frank Thomas5/27/19681990-20082014 
70Mike Piazza9/4/19691992-20072016 
71Ken Griffey Jr.11/21/19691989-20102016 
72Jim Thome8/27/19701991-20122018 
73Pedro Martinez10/25/19711992-20092015 
74Ivan Rodriguez11/27/19711991-20112017 
75Chipper Jones4/24/19721993, 1995-20122018 
76Vladimir Guerrero2/9/19751996-20112018 

Recent Deaths

Red Schoendienst
Doug Harvey
Bobby Doerr

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