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
1Luis Aparicio4/29/19341956-731984 
2Bud Selig7/30/1934N/A2017 VC (executive)
3Sandy Koufax12/30/19351955-661972 
4Bill Mazeroski9/5/19361956-722001 VC 
5Pat Gillick8/22/1937N/A2011 VC (executive)
6Orlando Cepeda9/17/19371958-741999 VC 
7Juan Marichal10/20/19371960-751983 
8Billy Williams6/15/19381959-761987 
9Tony Oliva7/20/19381962-762022 VC 
10Jim Kaat11/7/19381955-832022 VC 
11Carl Yastrzemski8/22/19391961-831989 
12Joe Torre7/18/19401960-772014 VC (manager)
13John Schuerholz10/1/1940N/A2017 VC (executive)
14Bobby Cox5/21/19411968-692014 VC (manager)
15Tony Perez5/14/19421964-862000 
16Ferguson Jenkins12/13/19421965-831991 
17Tony La Russa10/4/19441963, 1968-732014 VC (manager)
18Jim Leyland12/15/1944N/A2024 VC (manager)
19Steve Carlton12/22/19441965-881994 
20Rod Carew10/1/19451967-851991 
21Jim Palmer10/15/19451965-841990 
22Reggie Jackson5/18/19461967-871993 
23Rollie Fingers8/25/19461968-851992 
24Nolan Ryan1/31/19471966-931999 
25Johnny Bench12/7/19471967-831989 
26Carlton Fisk12/26/19471969, 1970-932000 
27Ted Simmons8/9/19491968-882020 VC 
28Mike Schmidt9/27/19491972-891995 
29Bert Blyleven4/6/19511970-922011 
30Goose Gossage7/5/19511972-89, 1991-942008 
31Dave Winfield10/3/19511973-88, 1990-952001 
32Jim Rice 3/8/19531974-892009 
33George Brett5/15/19531973-931999 
34Andre Dawson7/10/19541976-962010 
35Dennis Eckersley10/3/19541975-982004 
36Ozzie Smith12/26/19541978-962002 
37Jack Morris5/16/19551977-942018 VC 
38Robin Yount9/16/19551974-931999 
39Eddie Murray2/24/19561977-972003 
40Paul Molitor8/22/19561978-982004 
41Lee Smith12/4/19571980-972019 VC 
42Alan Trammell2/21/19581977-962018 VC 
43Wade Boggs6/15/19581982-992005 
44Rickey Henderson12/25/19581979-20032009 
45Harold Baines3/15/19591980-20012019 VC 
46Tim Raines9/16/19591979-20022017 
47Ryne Sandberg9/18/19591981-94, 1996-972005 
48Cal Ripken Jr.8/24/19601981-20012007 
49Edgar Martinez1/2/19631987-20042019 
50Randy Johnson9/10/19631988-20092015 
51Fred McGriff10/31/19631986-20042023 VC 
52Barry Larkin4/28/19641986-20042012 
53Craig Biggio12/14/19651998-20072015 
54Tom Glavine3/25/19661987-20082014 
55Greg Maddux4/14/19661986-20082014 
56Larry Walker12/1/19661989-20052020 
57John Smoltz5/15/19671998-20092015 
58Trevor Hoffman10/13/19671993-20102018 
59Roberto Alomar2/5/19681988-20042011 
60Jeff Bagwell5/27/19681991-20052017 
61Frank Thomas5/27/19681990-20082014 
62Mike Piazza9/4/19681992-20072016 
63Mike Mussina12/8/19681991-20082019 
64Ken Griffey Jr.11/21/19691989-20102016 
65Mariano Rivera11/29/19691995-20132019 
66Jim Thome8/27/19701991-20122018 
67Pedro Martinez10/25/19711992-20092015 
68Ivan Rodriguez11/27/19711991-20112017 
69Chipper Jones4/24/19721993, 1995-20122018 
70Todd Helton8/20/19731997-20132024 
71Derek Jeter6/26/19741995-20142020 
72Vladimir Guerrero2/9/19751996-20112018 
73Scott Rolen4/4/19751996-20122023 
74David Ortiz11/18/19751997-20162022 
75Adrian Beltre4/7/19791998-20182024 
76Joe Mauer4/19/19832004-20182024 

Recent Deaths

Willie Mays
Whitey Herzog
Brooks Robinson

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