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 
13Gaylord Perry9/15/19381962-831991 
14Jim Kaat11/7/19381955-832022 VC 
15Carl Yastrzemski8/22/19391961-831989 
16Joe Torre7/18/19401960-772014 VC (manager)
17John Schuerholz10/1/1940N/A2017 VC (executive)
18Bobby Cox5/21/19411968-692014 VC (manager)
19Tony Perez5/14/19421964-862000 
20Ferguson Jenkins12/13/19431965-831991 
21Tony La Russa10/4/19441963, 1968-732014 VC (manager)
22Steve Carlton12/22/19441965-881994 
23Rod Carew10/1/19451967-851991 
24Jim Palmer10/15/19451965-841990 
25Reggie Jackson5/18/19461967-871993 
26Rollie Fingers8/25/19461968-851992 
27Nolan Ryan1/31/19471966-931999 
28Johnny Bench12/7/19471967-831989 
29Carlton Fisk12/26/19471969, 1970-932000 
30Ted Simmons8/9/19491968-882020 VC 
31Mike Schmidt9/27/19491972-891995 
32Bert Blyleven4/6/19511970-922011 
33Goose Gossage7/5/19511972-89, 1991-942008 
34Dave Winfield10/3/19511973-88, 1990-952001 
35Bruce Sutter1/8/19531976-86, 19882006 
36Jim Rice 3/8/19531974-892009 
37George Brett5/15/19531973-931999 
38Andre Dawson7/10/19541976-962010 
39Dennis Eckersley10/3/19541975-982004 
40Ozzie Smith12/26/19541978-962002 
41Jack Morris5/16/19551977-942018 VC 
42Robin Yount9/16/19551974-931999 
43Eddie Murray2/24/19561977-972003 
44Paul Molitor8/22/19561978-982004 
45Lee Smith12/4/19571980-972019 VC 
46Alan Trammell2/21/19581977-962018 VC 
47Wade Boggs6/15/19581982-992005 
48Rickey Henderson12/25/19581979-20032009 
49Harold Baines3/15/19591980-20012019 VC 
50Tim Raines9/16/19591979-20022017 
51Ryne Sandberg9/18/19591981-94, 1996-972005 
52Cal Ripken Jr.8/24/19601981-20012007 
53Edgar Martinez1/2/19631987-20042019 
54Randy Johnson9/10/19631988-20092015 
55Barry Larkin4/28/19641986-20042012 
56Craig Biggio12/14/19651998-20072015 
57Tom Glavine3/25/19661987-20082014 
58Greg Maddux4/14/19661986-20082014 
59Larry Walker12/1/19661989-20052020 
60John Smoltz5/15/19671998-20092015 
61Trevor Hoffman10/13/19671993-20102018 
62Roberto Alomar2/5/19681988-20042011 
63Jeff Bagwell5/27/19681991-20052017 
64Frank Thomas5/27/19681990-20082014 
65Mike Piazza9/4/19681992-20072016 
66Mike Mussina12/8/19681991-20082019 
67Ken Griffey Jr.11/21/19691989-20102016 
68Mariano Rivera11/29/19691995-20132019 
69Jim Thome8/27/19701991-20122018 
70Pedro Martinez10/25/19711992-20092015 
71Ivan Rodriguez11/27/19711991-20112017 
72Chipper Jones4/24/19721993, 1995-20122018 
73Derek Jeter6/26/19741995-20142020 
74Vladimir Guerrero2/9/19751996-20112018 
75David Ortiz11/18/19751997-20162022 

Recent Deaths

Hank Aaron
Don Sutton
Tommy Lasorda

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