Baseball Players

Hall of Fame Players are truly heads and shoulders above the rest of the players in the league's history. See which players earned a bronze statue in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Rollie Fingers

Pitcher Rollie Fingers set records for the most saves and longest mustache in major-league history. He did all this while spending the 11 remaining years of his career as a relief player, not a starter. Get statistics on this Hall of Fame member.

Reggie Jackson

Reggie Jackson's power hitting brought World Series rings to the Oakland A's and New York Yankees, though his sport career started with football. Read about Mr. October's path to the Hall of Fame and his family background that aided his success.

Carlton Fisk

Longevity and power -- not the most typical traits of a catcher -- were the attributes that set Carlton Fisk apart. He combined the two to lead all catchers in lifetime home runs (351) and games played (2,226).

Eddie Murray

Eddie Murray topped 150 games and played 16 times, which helps explain how he collected 3,255 hits, 504 home runs, and 1,917 RBI, won a World Series ring, and made eight All-Star teams.

Paul Molitor

Paul Molitor tried his hand at every infield and outfield position, struggled to stay healthy and didn't hit his stride until he was past 30. However, he is among the top ten hitters of all time with over 3000 hits and 600 doubles. Learn his unique career.

Gary Carter

"The Kid," they called him in New York, and Gary Carter was a perfect fit for the Big Apple. Already a seven-time All-Star when he arrived in 1985, Carter helped propel the Mets to a world championship.

Dennis Eckersley

In the early 1980s, Dennis Eckersley was considered washed up -- his days as an effective pitcher seemingly over. Little did anyone know that his greatest success lay ahead.

Tom Seaver

Pitcher Tom Seaver retired with a .603 career winning percentage. His 3,640 career strikeouts ranked him third on the all-time list. Learn about Seaver's records statistics and election to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Phil Niekro

Only the second knuckleballer to reach the Hall, Phil Niekro had a career that was memorable more for longevity and durability than for flashes of brilliance or dominance. He won more than 300 games, but he also holds the record for losses. Read more.

Steve Carlton

Steve Carlton won four Cy Young Awards and finished second to Nolan Ryan for all-time strikeouts. To intensify his training, Carlton worked his arm down through a vat of rice.

Rod Carew

Rod Carew was a master bunter and hitter winning seven batting titles in his career. He would astonish teammates by putting a handkerchief at various spots up and down the foul lines and dropping bunts onto it. Learn about Carew's statistics and career.

Don Sutton

In his 23-year career, Don Sutton (born 1945) won 20 games only once, captured but a single ERA title, and never led his league in strikeouts. But his remarkable durability and consistency earned him a place among baseball's immortals.

Duke Snider

From 1954 to 1957, Duke Snider had more homers and RBIs than either of greats Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle. Snider also hit homers and more RBI than any player in the 1950s.

Willie Stargell

Willie Stargell played with the Pittsburgh Pirates for 21 years. Before signing with the Pirates, he was a middle linebacker for his school's football team until he broke his pelvis. See the stats that won him the NL NLCS and World Series MVP awards.

Gaylord Perry

Gaylord Perry -- the only pitcher in history to have won the Cy Young Award in both leagues -- fooled hitters and umpires for 22 years. An admitted proponent of the spitball, he entitled his autobiography Me and the Spitter.

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

FerguĀ­son 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.