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
1Bobby Doerr4/7/19181937-44, 1946-511986 VC 
2Red Schoendienst2/2/19231945-631989 VC 
3Tommy Lasorda9/22/19271954-561997 VC (manager)
4Whitey Ford10/21/19281950, 1953-671974 
5Doug Harvey3/13/1930N/A2010 VC (umpire)
6Willie Mays5/6/19311951-731979 
7Jim Bunning10/23/19311955-711996 VC 
8Whitey Herzog11/9/19311956-632010 VC (manager)
9Hank Aaron2/5/19341954-761982 
10Luis Aparicio4/29/19341956-731984 
11Al Kaline12/19/19341953-741980 
12Frank Robinson8/31/19351956-761982 
13Bob Gibson11/9/19351959-751981 
14Sandy Koufax12/30/19351955-661972 
15Bill Mazeroski9/5/19361956-722001 VC 
16Brooks Robinson5/18/19371955-771983 
17Pat Gillick8/22/1937N/A2011 HOC (executive)
18Orlando Cepeda9/17/19371958-741999 VC 
19Juan Marichal10/20/19371960-751983 
20Willie McCovey1/10/19381959-801986 
21Billy Williams6/15/19381959-761987 
22Gaylord Perry9/15/19381962-831991 
23Phil Niekro4/1/19391964-871997 
24Lou Brock6/18/19391961-791985 
25Carl Yastrzemski8/22/19391961-831989 
26Joe Torre7/18/19401960-772014 HOC (manager)
27Bobby Cox5/21/19411968-692014 HOC (manager)
28Tony Perez5/14/19421964-862000 
29Joe Morgan9/19/19431963-841990 
30Ferguson Jenkins12/13/19431965-831991 
31Tony La Russa10/4/19441963, 1968-732014 HOC (manager)
32Tom Seaver11/17/19441967-861992 
33Steve Carlton12/22/19441965-881994 
34Don Sutton4/2/19451966-881998 
35Rod Carew10/1/19451967-851991 
36Jim Palmer10/15/19451965-841990 
37Reggie Jackson5/18/19461967-871993 
38Rollie Fingers8/25/19461968-851992 
39Nolan Ryan1/31/19471966-931999 
40Johnny Bench12/7/19471967-831989 
41Carlton Fisk12/26/19471969, 1970-932000 
42Mike Schmidt9/27/19491972-891995 
43Bert Blyleven4/6/19511970-922011 
44Goose Gossage7/5/19511972-89, 1991-942008 
45Dave Winfield10/3/19511973-88, 1990-952001 
46Bruce Sutter1/8/19531976-86, 19882006 
47Jim Rice 3/8/19531974-892009 
48George Brett5/15/19531973-931999 
49Andre Dawson7/10/19541976-962010 
50Dennis Eckersley10/3/19541975-982004 
51Ozzie Smith12/26/19541978-962002 
52Robin Yount9/16/19551974-931999 
53Eddie Murray2/24/19561977-972003 
54Paul Molitor8/22/19561978-982004 
55Wade Boggs6/15/19581982-992005 
56Rickey Henderson12/25/19581979-20032009 
57Ryne Sandberg9/18/19591981-94, 1996-972005 
58Cal Ripken Jr.8/24/19601981-20012007 
59Randy Johnson9/10/19631988-20092015 
60Barry Larkin4/28/19641986-20042012 
61Craig Biggio12/14/19651998-20072015 
62Tom Glavine3/25/19661987-20082014 
63Greg Maddux4/14/19661986-20082014 
64John Smoltz5/15/19671998-20092015 
65Roberto Alomar2/5/19681988-20042011 
66Frank Thomas5/27/19681990-20082014 
67Mike Piazza9/4/19691992-20072016 
68Ken Griffey Jr.11/21/19691989-20102016 
69Pedro Martinez10/25/19711992-20092015 

Recent Deaths

Monte Irvin
Yogi Berra
Ernie Banks

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