Baseball Hall of Famers

Hall of Famers command respect whether they are from the 1920s or 1990s. Learn who are the legendary great pitchers, catchers, infielders and outfielders in this section.

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Did Jackie Robinson Really Break Baseball's Color Barrier?

Jackie Robinson is rightfully lauded for breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947. But there were many unsung players who paved the way for Robinson's momentous breakthrough.

Babe Ruth

Born in Baltimore in 1895 George Ruth Jr. became one of baseball's greatest players. He forever changed the way baseball was played, inventing the home run as an offensive weapon. Learn how Babe Ruth made baseball history on HowStuffWorks.

Effa Manley

The first woman inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006, the bright and vivacious Effa Manley was a large part of Negro League baseball for nearly 15 years.

Johnny Bench

For more than a decade, Johnny Bench was the best offensive and defensive catcher in the game of baseball. He led the NL in homers twice and RBIs three times. In his first year of eligibility, Bench was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1989.

Stan Musial

Stan Musial was a pitcher until an injury forced him into the outfield, where he excelled. Musial clubbed 475 career regular-season home runs. Stan the Man was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1969.

Tony Lazzeri

In 1925, Tony Lazzeri became the first player to belt out 60 home runs in a season. He was named by the Veterans' Committee to the Hall of Fame in 1991.

Gabby Hartnett

Until Johnny Bench came along, Gabby Hartnett was the greatest catcher in the history of the National League. A prototypical catcher, he couldn’t run, would talk your ear off and lasted for years on a lot of bat and a lot more savvy.

Bill Foster

Bill Foster won 23 games in a row and 26 overall in 1926 with a league record of 11-4. The shrewd lefty was known for responding to pressure situations. Foster was elected to the Hall in 1996. Read about this Hall of Fame pitcher.

Ray Schalk

Ray Schalk, a loyal White Sox catcher, holds the record for catching the most no-hitters. Get statistics on this Hall of Fame catcher.

Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame Members

The only Hall of Fame member to come from the Seattle Mariners is Gaylord Perry. Learn more about Seattle Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry and the efforts that got him into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays Hall of Fame Members

Like the Seattle Mariners, the young Tampa Bay Devil Rays team has had only one Hall of Fame player on its roster honored in Cooperstown, New York: infielder Wade Boggs. Learn more about Wade Boggs and the Devil Rays.

Montreal Expos Hall of Fame Members

The Montreal Expos have their share of players in the Baseball Hall of Fame located in Cooperstown New York. Get information and stats on their key players: Gary Carter and Tony Perez.