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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Joe Morgan

Joe Morgan is best remembered as the catalyst for the "Big Red Machine" in 1975 and 1976. Morgan played more games at second base than anyone but Eddie Collins. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990.

Tony Perez

Tony Perez retired from baseball ranked 14th on the career RBI list. At age 42, he became the oldest player ever to hit a grand slam. See how Perez's batting and home run statistics led him to the Hall of Fame.

Catfish Hunter

Jim Hunter served his apprenticeship in the majors, never pitching in the minors. He evolved from an 8-8 pitcher as a 19-year-old in Kansas City to a Cy Young Award winner and the richest player in baseball.

Jim Palmer

Jim Palmer was a pitcher that played for the Baltimore Orioles for 20 years. His career took him to six World Series. Palmer retired in 1984 and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990. Learn about the Career of Jim Palmer.

Ferguson Jenkins

Fergu­son Jenkins never walked more than 83 hitters in a season. He won 20 games a season for the Cubs from 1967 to 1972, and is the only pitcher to fan more than 3,000 batters while walking fewer than 1,000.

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.

Nolan Ryan

The true measures of pitcher domination are strikeouts -- the out that can cause no damage -- and no-hitters. And Nolan Ryan dominates both of those categories. Learn about his incredible 27-year career and what age he could still throw well over 90 mph.

Billy Williams

Billy Williams -- who is best remembered for his flawless swing -- was a model of the quiet, consistent star. He played 1,117 consecutive games, establishing a National League record. Discover more about his flawless swing and statistics.

Bob Gibson

In the 1960s, when power pitchers ruled the game, there were few as dominant as Bob Gibson. He was among the most exciting and successful of World Series performers, setting records and winning championships for the St. Louis Cardinals. Learn more about this Hall of Famer.

Carl Yastrzemski

A great hitter for several seasons and a very good hitter for many years, Carl Yastrzemski performed the impossible: replacing Ted Williams. He was the only American League player to get over 3,000 hits and 400 home runs.

Juan Marichal

Juan Marichal never won a Cy Young award despite earning 25 or more victories on three separate occasions. He was one of the best right-handed pitchers of the 1960s and finished in the top three in wins five times. He entered the Hall of Fame in 1983.

Nestor Chylak

Badly shot up in WWII Battle of the Bulge, this Hall of Fame umpire spent many months in Veterans Hospital. Nestor Chylak worked three American League Championship Series and five World Series. Learn his 24-year career and "10 Cent Beer Night."

Sandy Koufax

Did you know that pitcher Sandy Koufax became the youngest person inducted in the Hall of Fame in 1972? Over a five-year span, he led the NL in ERA five times, spun four no-hitters, and compiled a 111-34 record. Learn about Koufax’s MVP and Cy Young Awards.

Don Drysdale

Don Drysdale combined a wicked fastball with a fierce demeanor to be one of the most intimidating hurlers of the period. He teamed with Sandy Koufax to form one of the most dominating strikeout duos in National League history.

Jim Bunning

Jim Bunning pitched 100 wins and 1000 strikeouts in both the AL and NL leagues. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996. You can learn about this Hall of Fame pitcher and his career in this section.

Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente was an extraordinary outfielder batter and role model, sending out 20,000 autographed pictures a year to kids. On the field he won four batting titles, hit 240 homers and was the National League Most Valuable Player in 1966. Read more.

Willie McCovey

Willie McCovey was a great slugger, and one of the San Francisco Giants's most popular players. McCovey hit 521 home runs during his fluctuating career. Learn more about Hall of Fame slugger Willie McCovey's career and statistics.

Orlando Cepeda

They called Orlando Cepeda "Baby Bull," in deference to "The Bull," the nickname given to his father, a legend among Puerto Rican ballplayers. Read the stats that got Orlando unanimously elected Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player, including hitting the first home on the West Coast in regulation play.

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.

Early Wynn

It took Early Wynn eight tries to win his 300th game. The Chicago White Sox released him after the 1962 season just when he had 299 wins. He didn’t win his 300th game until 1963 with the Cleveland Indians.

Al Barlick

Al Barlick shares the record for umping the most All-Star games. After he retired, Barlick worked for the National League as a consultant and a scout. Learn more about this flamboyant Hall of Fame umpire.

Bob Lemon

Bob Lemon is the only 20th-century player in the Hall of Fame who began his major-league career as a hitter and subsequently became a pitcher. Learn more about this Hall of Famer.

Jocko Conlan

Jocko Conlan is best known as the first umpire to be selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was known for his trademark polka-dot bow tie and was one of the most respected umpires of his time. Learn about the extraordinary career of umpire Jocko Conlan.

Larry Doby

Larry Doby is one of only four people to play in the World Series in both the Major and Negro leagues. In 1947, he became the first African American to play in the American League. You can learn about Hall of Famer Larry Doby here.

George Kell

Hall of Famer George Kell revolutionized the role of third baseman in his career. In this section, you can check out the Hall of Fame stats for third baseman George Kell.