icon 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)
8Al Kaline12/19/19341953-741980
9Bob Gibson11/9/19351959-751981
10Sandy Koufax12/30/19351955-661972
11Bill Mazeroski9/5/19361956-722001 VC 
12Brooks Robinson5/18/19371955-771983
13Pat Gillick8/22/1937N/A2011 VC (executive)
14Orlando Cepeda9/17/19371958-741999 VC 
15Juan Marichal10/20/19371960-751983
16Billy Williams6/15/19381959-761987
17Gaylord Perry9/15/19381962-831991
18Phil Niekro4/1/19391964-871997
19Lou Brock6/18/19391961-791985
20Carl Yastrzemski8/22/19391961-831989
21Joe Torre7/18/19401960-772014 VC (manager)
22John Schuerholz10/1/1940N/A2017 VC (executive)
23Bobby Cox5/21/19411968-692014 VC (manager)
24Tony Perez5/14/19421964-862000
25Joe Morgan9/19/19431963-841990
26Ferguson Jenkins12/13/19431965-831991
27Tony La Russa10/4/19441963, 1968-732014 VC (manager)
28Tom Seaver11/17/19441967-861992
29Steve Carlton12/22/19441965-881994
30Don Sutton4/2/19451966-881998
31Rod Carew10/1/19451967-851991
32Jim Palmer10/15/19451965-841990
33Reggie Jackson5/18/19461967-871993
34Rollie Fingers8/25/19461968-851992
35Nolan Ryan1/31/19471966-931999
36Johnny Bench12/7/19471967-831989
37Carlton Fisk12/26/19471969, 1970-932000
38Mike Schmidt9/27/19491972-891995
39Bert Blyleven4/6/19511970-922011
40Goose Gossage7/5/19511972-89, 1991-942008
41Dave Winfield10/3/19511973-88, 1990-952001
42Bruce Sutter1/8/19531976-86, 19882006
43Jim Rice 3/8/19531974-892009
44George Brett5/15/19531973-931999
45Andre Dawson7/10/19541976-962010
46Dennis Eckersley10/3/19541975-982004
47Ozzie Smith12/26/19541978-962002
48Jack Morris5/16/19551977-942018 VC 
49Robin Yount9/16/19551974-931999
50Eddie Murray2/24/19561977-972003
51Paul Molitor8/22/19561978-982004
52Lee Smith12/4/19571980-972019 VC 
53Alan Trammell2/21/19581977-962018 VC 
54Wade Boggs6/15/19581982-992005
55Rickey Henderson12/25/19581979-20032009
56Harold Baines3/15/19591980-20012019 VC 
57Tim Raines9/16/19591979-20022017
58Ryne Sandberg9/18/19591981-94, 1996-972005
59Cal Ripken Jr.8/24/19601981-20012007
60Edgar Martinez1/2/19631987-20042019
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 Piazza9/4/19681992-20072016
72Mike Mussina12/8/19681991-20082019
73Ken Griffey Jr.11/21/19691989-20102016
74Mariano Rivera11/29/19691995-20132019
75Jim Thome8/27/19701991-20122018
76Pedro Martinez10/25/19711992-20092015
77Ivan Rodriguez11/27/19711991-20112017
78Chipper Jones4/24/19721993, 1995-20122018
79Vladimir Guerrero2/9/19751996-20112018

Recent Deaths

Frank Robinson
Willie McCovey
Red Schoendienst