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)
2Willie Mays5/6/19311951-731979 
3Whitey Herzog11/9/19311956-632010 VC (manager)
4Hank Aaron2/5/19341954-761982 
5Luis Aparicio4/29/19341956-731984 
6Bud Selig7/30/1934N/A2017 VC (executive)
7Sandy Koufax12/30/19351955-661972 
8Bill Mazeroski9/5/19361956-722001 VC 
9Brooks Robinson5/18/19371955-771983 
10Pat Gillick8/22/1937N/A2011 VC (executive)
11Orlando Cepeda9/17/19371958-741999 VC 
12Juan Marichal10/20/19371960-751983 
13Billy Williams6/15/19381959-761987 
14Gaylord Perry9/15/19381962-831991 
15Phil Niekro4/1/19391964-871997 
16Carl Yastrzemski8/22/19391961-831989 
17Joe Torre7/18/19401960-772014 VC (manager)
18John Schuerholz10/1/1940N/A2017 VC (executive)
19Bobby Cox5/21/19411968-692014 VC (manager)
20Tony Perez5/14/19421964-862000 
21Ferguson Jenkins12/13/19431965-831991 
22Tony La Russa10/4/19441963, 1968-732014 VC (manager)
23Steve Carlton12/22/19441965-881994 
24Don Sutton4/2/19451966-881998 
25Rod Carew10/1/19451967-851991 
26Jim Palmer10/15/19451965-841990 
27Reggie Jackson5/18/19461967-871993 
28Rollie Fingers8/25/19461968-851992 
29Nolan Ryan1/31/19471966-931999 
30Johnny Bench12/7/19471967-831989 
31Carlton Fisk12/26/19471969, 1970-932000 
32Ted Simmons8/9/19491968-882020 VC 
33Mike Schmidt9/27/19491972-891995 
34Bert Blyleven4/6/19511970-922011 
35Goose Gossage7/5/19511972-89, 1991-942008 
36Dave Winfield10/3/19511973-88, 1990-952001 
37Bruce Sutter1/8/19531976-86, 19882006 
38Jim Rice 3/8/19531974-892009 
39George Brett5/15/19531973-931999 
40Andre Dawson7/10/19541976-962010 
41Dennis Eckersley10/3/19541975-982004 
42Ozzie Smith12/26/19541978-962002 
43Jack Morris5/16/19551977-942018 VC 
44Robin Yount9/16/19551974-931999 
45Eddie Murray2/24/19561977-972003 
46Paul Molitor8/22/19561978-982004 
47Lee Smith12/4/19571980-972019 VC 
48Alan Trammell2/21/19581977-962018 VC 
49Wade Boggs6/15/19581982-992005 
50Rickey Henderson12/25/19581979-20032009 
51Harold Baines3/15/19591980-20012019 VC 
52Tim Raines9/16/19591979-20022017 
53Ryne Sandberg9/18/19591981-94, 1996-972005 
54Cal Ripken Jr.8/24/19601981-20012007 
55Edgar Martinez1/2/19631987-20042019 
56Randy Johnson9/10/19631988-20092015 
57Barry Larkin4/28/19641986-20042012 
58Craig Biggio12/14/19651998-20072015 
59Tom Glavine3/25/19661987-20082014 
60Greg Maddux4/14/19661986-20082014 
61Larry Walker12/1/19661989-20052020 
62John Smoltz5/15/19671998-20092015 
63Trevor Hoffman10/13/19671993-20102018 
64Roberto Alomar2/5/19681988-20042011 
65Jeff Bagwell5/27/19681991-20052017 
66Frank Thomas5/27/19681990-20082014 
67Mike Piazza9/4/19681992-20072016 
68Mike Mussina12/8/19681991-20082019 
69Ken Griffey Jr.11/21/19691989-20102016 
70Mariano Rivera11/29/19691995-20132019 
71Jim Thome8/27/19701991-20122018 
72Pedro Martinez10/25/19711992-20092015 
73Ivan Rodriguez11/27/19711991-20112017 
74Chipper Jones4/24/19721993, 1995-20122018 
75Derek Jeter6/26/19741995-20142020 
76Vladimir Guerrero2/9/19751996-20112018 

Recent Deaths

Joe Morgan
Whitey Ford
Bob Gibson

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