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)
2Whitey Ford10/21/19281950, 1953-671974 
3Willie Mays5/6/19311951-731979 
4Whitey Herzog11/9/19311956-632010 VC (manager)
5Hank Aaron2/5/19341954-761982 
6Luis Aparicio4/29/19341956-731984 
7Bud Selig7/30/1934N/A2017 VC (executive)
8Bob Gibson11/9/19351959-751981 
9Sandy Koufax12/30/19351955-661972 
10Bill Mazeroski9/5/19361956-722001 VC 
11Brooks Robinson5/18/19371955-771983 
12Pat Gillick8/22/1937N/A2011 VC (executive)
13Orlando Cepeda9/17/19371958-741999 VC 
14Juan Marichal10/20/19371960-751983 
15Billy Williams6/15/19381959-761987 
16Gaylord Perry9/15/19381962-831991 
17Phil Niekro4/1/19391964-871997 
18Carl Yastrzemski8/22/19391961-831989 
19Joe Torre7/18/19401960-772014 VC (manager)
20John Schuerholz10/1/1940N/A2017 VC (executive)
21Bobby Cox5/21/19411968-692014 VC (manager)
22Tony Perez5/14/19421964-862000 
23Joe Morgan9/19/19431963-841990 
24Ferguson Jenkins12/13/19431965-831991 
25Tony La Russa10/4/19441963, 1968-732014 VC (manager)
26Steve Carlton12/22/19441965-881994 
27Don Sutton4/2/19451966-881998 
28Rod Carew10/1/19451967-851991 
29Jim Palmer10/15/19451965-841990 
30Reggie Jackson5/18/19461967-871993 
31Rollie Fingers8/25/19461968-851992 
32Nolan Ryan1/31/19471966-931999 
33Johnny Bench12/7/19471967-831989 
34Carlton Fisk12/26/19471969, 1970-932000 
35Mike Schmidt9/27/19491972-891995 
36Bert Blyleven4/6/19511970-922011 
37Goose Gossage7/5/19511972-89, 1991-942008 
38Dave Winfield10/3/19511973-88, 1990-952001 
39Bruce Sutter1/8/19531976-86, 19882006 
40Jim Rice 3/8/19531974-892009 
41George Brett5/15/19531973-931999 
42Andre Dawson7/10/19541976-962010 
43Dennis Eckersley10/3/19541975-982004 
44Ozzie Smith12/26/19541978-962002 
45Jack Morris5/16/19551977-942018 VC 
46Robin Yount9/16/19551974-931999 
47Eddie Murray2/24/19561977-972003 
48Paul Molitor8/22/19561978-982004 
49Lee Smith12/4/19571980-972019 VC 
50Alan Trammell2/21/19581977-962018 VC 
51Wade Boggs6/15/19581982-992005 
52Rickey Henderson12/25/19581979-20032009 
53Harold Baines3/15/19591980-20012019 VC 
54Tim Raines9/16/19591979-20022017 
55Ryne Sandberg9/18/19591981-94, 1996-972005 
56Cal Ripken Jr.8/24/19601981-20012007 
57Edgar Martinez1/2/19631987-20042019 
58Randy Johnson9/10/19631988-20092015 
59Barry Larkin4/28/19641986-20042012 
60Craig Biggio12/14/19651998-20072015 
61Tom Glavine3/25/19661987-20082014 
62Greg Maddux4/14/19661986-20082014 
63John Smoltz5/15/19671998-20092015 
64Trevor Hoffman10/13/19671993-20102018 
65Roberto Alomar2/5/19681988-20042011 
66Jeff Bagwell5/27/19681991-20052017 
67Frank Thomas5/27/19681990-20082014 
68Mike Piazza9/4/19681992-20072016 
69Mike Mussina12/8/19681991-20082019 
70Ken Griffey Jr.11/21/19691989-20102016 
71Mariano Rivera11/29/19691995-20132019 
72Jim Thome8/27/19701991-20122018 
73Pedro Martinez10/25/19711992-20092015 
74Ivan Rodriguez11/27/19711991-20112017 
75Chipper Jones4/24/19721993, 1995-20122018 
76Vladimir Guerrero2/9/19751996-20112018 

Recent Deaths

Lou Brock
Tom Seaver
Al Kaline

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  Baseball Hall of Fame
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