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
1Red Schoendienst2/2/19231945-631989 VC 
2Tommy Lasorda9/22/19271954-561997 VC (manager)
3Whitey Ford10/21/19281950, 1953-671974 
4Willie Mays5/6/19311951-731979 
5Whitey Herzog11/9/19311956-632010 VC (manager)
6Hank Aaron2/5/19341954-761982 
7Luis Aparicio4/29/19341956-731984 
8Bud Selig7/30/1934N/A2017 HOC (executive)
9Al Kaline12/19/19341953-741980 
10Frank Robinson8/31/19351956-761982 
11Bob Gibson11/9/19351959-751981 
12Sandy Koufax12/30/19351955-661972 
13Bill Mazeroski9/5/19361956-722001 VC 
14Brooks Robinson5/18/19371955-771983 
15Pat Gillick8/22/1937N/A2011 HOC (executive)
16Orlando Cepeda9/17/19371958-741999 VC 
17Juan Marichal10/20/19371960-751983 
18Willie McCovey1/10/19381959-801986 
19Billy Williams6/15/19381959-761987 
20Gaylord Perry9/15/19381962-831991 
21Phil Niekro4/1/19391964-871997 
22Lou Brock6/18/19391961-791985 
23Carl Yastrzemski8/22/19391961-831989 
24Joe Torre7/18/19401960-772014 HOC (manager)
25John Schuerholz10/1/1940N/A2017 HOC (executive)
26Bobby Cox5/21/19411968-692014 HOC (manager)
27Tony Perez5/14/19421964-862000 
28Joe Morgan9/19/19431963-841990 
29Ferguson Jenkins12/13/19431965-831991 
30Tony La Russa10/4/19441963, 1968-732014 HOC (manager)
31Tom Seaver11/17/19441967-861992 
32Steve Carlton12/22/19441965-881994 
33Don Sutton4/2/19451966-881998 
34Rod Carew10/1/19451967-851991 
35Jim Palmer10/15/19451965-841990 
36Reggie Jackson5/18/19461967-871993 
37Rollie Fingers8/25/19461968-851992 
38Nolan Ryan1/31/19471966-931999 
39Johnny Bench12/7/19471967-831989 
40Carlton Fisk12/26/19471969, 1970-932000 
41Mike Schmidt9/27/19491972-891995 
42Bert Blyleven4/6/19511970-922011 
43Goose Gossage7/5/19511972-89, 1991-942008 
44Dave Winfield10/3/19511973-88, 1990-952001 
45Bruce Sutter1/8/19531976-86, 19882006 
46Jim Rice 3/8/19531974-892009 
47George Brett5/15/19531973-931999 
48Andre Dawson7/10/19541976-962010 
49Dennis Eckersley10/3/19541975-982004 
50Ozzie Smith12/26/19541978-962002 
51Jack Morris5/16/19551977-942018 HOC 
52Robin Yount9/16/19551974-931999 
53Eddie Murray2/24/19561977-972003 
54Paul Molitor8/22/19561978-982004 
55Alan Trammell2/21/19581977-962018 HOC 
56Wade Boggs6/15/19581982-992005 
57Rickey Henderson12/25/19581979-20032009 
58Tim Raines9/16/19591979-20022017 
59Ryne Sandberg9/18/19591981-94, 1996-972005 
60Cal Ripken Jr.8/24/19601981-20012007 
61Randy Johnson9/10/19631988-20092015 
62Barry Larkin4/28/19641986-20042012 
63Craig Biggio12/14/19651998-20072015 
64Tom Glavine3/25/19661987-20082014 
65Greg Maddux4/14/19661986-20082014 
66John Smoltz5/15/19671998-20092015 
67Trevor Hoffman10/13/19671993-20102018 
68Roberto Alomar2/5/19681988-20042011 
69Jeff Bagwell5/27/19681991-20052017 
70Frank Thomas5/27/19681990-20082014 
71Mike Piazza9/4/19691992-20072016 
72Ken Griffey Jr.11/21/19691989-20102016 
73Jim Thome8/27/19701991-20122018 
74Pedro Martinez10/25/19711992-20092015 
75Ivan Rodriguez11/27/19711991-20112017 
76Chipper Jones4/24/19721993, 1995-20122018 
77Vladimir Guerrero2/9/19751996-20112018 

Recent Deaths

Doug Harvey
Bobby Doerr
Jim Bunning

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