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
1Willie Mays5/6/19311951-731979 
2Whitey Herzog11/9/19311956-632010 VC (manager)
3Luis Aparicio4/29/19341956-731984 
4Bud Selig7/30/1934N/A2017 VC (executive)
5Sandy Koufax12/30/19351955-661972 
6Bill Mazeroski9/5/19361956-722001 VC 
7Brooks Robinson5/18/19371955-771983 
8Pat Gillick8/22/1937N/A2011 VC (executive)
9Orlando Cepeda9/17/19371958-741999 VC 
10Juan Marichal10/20/19371960-751983 
11Billy Williams6/15/19381959-761987 
12Tony Oliva7/20/19381962-762022 VC 
13Jim Kaat11/7/19381955-832022 VC 
14Carl Yastrzemski8/22/19391961-831989 
15Joe Torre7/18/19401960-772014 VC (manager)
16John Schuerholz10/1/1940N/A2017 VC (executive)
17Bobby Cox5/21/19411968-692014 VC (manager)
18Tony Perez5/14/19421964-862000 
19Ferguson Jenkins12/13/19421965-831991 
20Tony La Russa10/4/19441963, 1968-732014 VC (manager)
21Steve Carlton12/22/19441965-881994 
22Rod Carew10/1/19451967-851991 
23Jim Palmer10/15/19451965-841990 
24Reggie Jackson5/18/19461967-871993 
25Rollie Fingers8/25/19461968-851992 
26Nolan Ryan1/31/19471966-931999 
27Johnny Bench12/7/19471967-831989 
28Carlton Fisk12/26/19471969, 1970-932000 
29Ted Simmons8/9/19491968-882020 VC 
30Mike Schmidt9/27/19491972-891995 
31Bert Blyleven4/6/19511970-922011 
32Goose Gossage7/5/19511972-89, 1991-942008 
33Dave Winfield10/3/19511973-88, 1990-952001 
34Jim Rice 3/8/19531974-892009 
35George Brett5/15/19531973-931999 
36Andre Dawson7/10/19541976-962010 
37Dennis Eckersley10/3/19541975-982004 
38Ozzie Smith12/26/19541978-962002 
39Jack Morris5/16/19551977-942018 VC 
40Robin Yount9/16/19551974-931999 
41Eddie Murray2/24/19561977-972003 
42Paul Molitor8/22/19561978-982004 
43Lee Smith12/4/19571980-972019 VC 
44Alan Trammell2/21/19581977-962018 VC 
45Wade Boggs6/15/19581982-992005 
46Rickey Henderson12/25/19581979-20032009 
47Harold Baines3/15/19591980-20012019 VC 
48Tim Raines9/16/19591979-20022017 
49Ryne Sandberg9/18/19591981-94, 1996-972005 
50Cal Ripken Jr.8/24/19601981-20012007 
51Edgar Martinez1/2/19631987-20042019 
52Randy Johnson9/10/19631988-20092015 
53Barry Larkin4/28/19641986-20042012 
54Craig Biggio12/14/19651998-20072015 
55Tom Glavine3/25/19661987-20082014 
56Greg Maddux4/14/19661986-20082014 
57Larry Walker12/1/19661989-20052020 
58John Smoltz5/15/19671998-20092015 
59Trevor Hoffman10/13/19671993-20102018 
60Roberto Alomar2/5/19681988-20042011 
61Jeff Bagwell5/27/19681991-20052017 
62Frank Thomas5/27/19681990-20082014 
63Mike Piazza9/4/19681992-20072016 
64Mike Mussina12/8/19681991-20082019 
65Ken Griffey Jr.11/21/19691989-20102016 
66Mariano Rivera11/29/19691995-20132019 
67Jim Thome8/27/19701991-20122018 
68Pedro Martinez10/25/19711992-20092015 
69Ivan Rodriguez11/27/19711991-20112017 
70Chipper Jones4/24/19721993, 1995-20122018 
71Derek Jeter6/26/19741995-20142020 
72Vladimir Guerrero2/9/19751996-20112018 
73David Ortiz11/18/19751997-20162022 

Recent Deaths

Gaylord Perry
Bruce Sutter
Hank Aaron

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