Here are the 340 members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, sorted by the years they were inducted. Derek Jeter, Marvin Miller, Ted Simmons, Larry Walker (Note: The 2020 induction ceremony was canceled due to COVID-19 and held in September 2021).
State No. 1: California (2,000); HOF Members: 23. There are 23 people enshrined in Cooperstown that were born in California.
Instead, they don't have to wait. The Angels get their first official Hall of Famer. That means there are now four teams without representation in the form of a logo on a player's cap: Marlins, Nationals, Rays and Rockies. This isn't all too surprising.
More than 22,000 players have stepped onto a major league diamond in the 150-year history of professional baseball. Only 268 have been elected to the Hall of Fame - a rate of about one percent of all major leaguers.
A total of 61 players, managers, and executives (24 of whom are inducted as Yankees) in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, plus seven broadcasters who have received the Hall's Ford C. Frick Award, spent part or all of their professional careers with the Yankees.
Hall of Fame catchers
As of 2019, eighteen men who played primarily as catchers have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, in Cooperstown, New York.
Cruz's unforeseen resurgence has certainly put him into the conversation of one day being a Hall of Famer. Entering the 2022 season, he is just 51 home runs away from the unofficial 500 home run benchmark. His notable career stats and accolades consist of 449 home runs, 1,238 RBIs, and a 42.4 WAR.
Most Hall of Famers of any NFL franchise
That distinction lies with the Chicago Bears, one of the most historic and longest-running franchises in the history of the NFL.
As of 2021, the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame has inducted 66 representatives of the Giants (55 players and 11 managers) into the Hall of Fame, more than any other team in the history of baseball.
Mark McGwire is the best Oakland A's player that has not been inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Bonds can no longer get voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the writers, but his path to Cooperstown is not permanently blocked.
According to Idelson, the cap decision is made by the Hall of Fame's senior staff and research team. "They'll look at a player's career numbers and look at the impact, and quite honestly, it's usually a no-brainer," Idelson told ESPN.
Players are currently inducted into the Hall of Fame through election by either the Baseball Writers' Association of America (or BBWAA), or the Veterans Committee, which now consists of four subcommittees, each of which considers and votes for candidates from a separate era of baseball.
The Cincinnati Reds have a total of 10 players who entered the Hall of Fame wearing the team's cap. According to Baseball-Reference.com, a total of 34 former Reds have entered the Hall of Fame, the other 24 entering as members of other teams.
Barring a return to the gridiron, Brady will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2027, when he will first be eligible. The question is who will be going in with him and how his inclusion will impact the rest of the class.
22 players are members of the New England Patriots Hall of Fame, and seven of those have had their numbers retired.
Eighteen long-time members of the Steelers organization have been enshrined in the Hall of Fame.
Sheffield, Manny miss out on Hall of Fame.
Posey is unique as a Hall of Fame catching candidate because of the high value of his offensive production, as measured by his 129 OPS+. There are only ten catchers in baseball history who delivered an OPS+ of over 125 while rapping at least 1,250 hits. It's a list of 9 Hall of Famers and Buster Posey.
The list, which includes current players, was voted on by ESPN writers and editors. Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper made the cut, coming in at No. 94 ahead of Hall of Fame players such as Barry Larkin, Phil Niekro, Charlie Gehringer, Duke Snider and former Phillie Jim Thome.
There are currently 75 living members. By position, there are: 84 pitchers, 19 catchers, 25 first basemen, 20 second basemen, 17 third basemen, 26 shortstops, 23 left fielders, 24 center fielders, 27 right fielders, 3 designated hitters, 22 managers, 10 umpires and 40 executives/pioneers.
His 156 career double plays ranks fifth all-time among major league catchers. In 2011, Peña was inducted into the Buffalo Baseball Hall of Fame Hall of Fame along with Cleveland Indians broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus. In 2016, he was inducted into the Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame.
Mike Piazza, Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, and Ted Simmons are the only catchers to have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since 2016. Piazza ranked fifth of all-time in catcher JAWS, had a career wRC+ of 140, and a career WAR of 63.7 over his 16 major league seasons.