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.
Eddie Mathews is best remembered as teaming with Hank Aaron to form the Atlanta Braves' one-two punch that dominated the National League in the 1950s and the early 1960s.
Frank Robinson holds two distinctions: He was the first player to win Most Valuable Player Awards in both leagues, and he was the first African-American manager in major-league baseball.
Luis Aparicio won nine consecutive stolen base titles a record that remains unbroken. During his 20-year career, Aparicio never performed for a single inning at any position other than shortstop. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1984.
Hoyt Wilhelm is famous for becoming the first relief pitcher to become inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was the first pitcher to win an ERA crown without having ever pitched a complete game. Learn about the career of him here.
Hilton Smith earned his way into the Baseball Hall of Fame by amassing a 93-11 record from 1939 to 1942. One of his roles was as a long reliever to the great Satchel Paige. You can learn about baseball hall of famer Hilton Smith in this section.
Ernie Banks' reputation as a goodwill ambassador should not obscure his great playing ability. He was a fine fielding shortstop and a power hitter who had an unbridled enthusiasm for the game of baseball.
Al Kaline is one of Detroit's baseball legends. Kaline was raised to be a baseball player; his grandfather, father, and uncles had all been semi-pro players. Learn how he helped win the 1968 World Series and get statistics on this Hall of Famer.
The greatest right-handed hitter in AL history is Harmon Killebrew. He won the AL MVP award in 1969 when he amassed 49 homers. You can see the stats that led MVP Harmon "Killer" Killebrew to the Hall of Fame in this section.
Bill Mazeroski is best known for hitting the most important home run in Pirates history. During Mazeroski's prime, he was considered the best defensive middle infielder in the game. Get statistics on this Hall of Fame second baseman.
Brooks Robinson revolutionized the third base position. He was a soft-handed, accurate-armed man who did with reflexes and intelligence what can't be accomplished with just quickness and a strong arm. Learn about Brooks Robinson's accurate arm and see his statistics.
Up until 1985, Billy Herman was the last player to appear in 1,000 or more games at second base and retire with a career batting average above .300. Read more about this Hall of Fame second baseman and see his statistics.
Ernie Lombardi retired with the 4th highest career batting average among players who appeared in over 1,000 games as a catcher and those who saw him play insist his .306 mark would have been much higher if he had quicker speed.
Lou Brock is a Hall of Fame outfielder who set the all-time record for stolen bases. In his final season, he batted .304 at age 40, earned his 3,000th hit, and stole 21 bases in 120 games. He entered the Hall of Fame in 1985.
Joe Medwick was never one to back down from a fight. During the World Series, an on-field altercation led to him being removed from the game by the comissioner out of fears for his safety. Medwick was selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1968.
Ray Dandridge was a Golden Glove amateur boxer as a young man, then went on to be one of the greatest fielding third basemen in baseball history. He narrowly missed the batting title with a .362 average and was Rookie of the Year in 1949. Get more stats.
Buck Leonard was a left-handed power-hitting first baseman who was often compared to Lou Gehrig. Buck was a key ingredient to the domination of the Homestead Grays in the 1930s.
Leon Day was a black baseball player in an era when organized baseball employed a color barrier. If he had lived in another era he might not have had to wait so long to gain recognition. He died just one week after hearing the news of his election to the Hall of Fame.
Joe DiMaggio is often thought of as the greatest all-round player in baseball history. He spent much of his career with the New York Yankees and became a legend in New York history. You can learn about Joe DiMaggio's legendary career in this section.
Ted Williams approached hitting as a science and his method earned him some of the highest stats on record. Ted Williams never wore any major-league uniform but that of the Boston Red Sox.
Walter Johnson made a contender of the Washington Senators. Johnson was nicknamed "The Big Train" because of his size and the velocity of his pitches. Find out why this pitcher was in the first Hall of Fame class and see his statistics.
Monte Irvin was past the age of 30 by the time he signed his first organized baseball contract. While not the first black Major League ballplayer, he was arguably one of the best. Learn more about this Hall of Fame outfielder.
Despite his short stature, Pee Wee Reese stood so tall among his teammates that he was able to silence a team revolt against Jackie Robinson in 1947. Learn more about this Hall of Fame shortstop complete with statistics.
Phil Rizzuto was thought too small for pro baseball but made up for it with remarkable talent. He appeared in every World Series game from 1949 to 1953, when the Yankees set a record with five consecutive championships. Learn more about this Hall of Fame shortstop.
Smokey Joe Williams was voted the best Negro League pitcher of all time -- it used to take two catchers to hold him. By the time the fifth inning was over, the catcher's hand would be swollen!
Tris Speaker was such a fine fielder that it's easy to forget he was also one of the greatest hitters ever. In 1937, Speaker was named to the Hall of Fame. Learn more about this Hall of Fame outfielder and see his statistics.
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