Hall of Famers Inducted Posthumously

Major league players, managers, umpires and executives remain eligible for Hall of Fame consideration in perpetuity, so long as they are not on Major League Baseball's ineligibility list. The following is a list of the 107 Hall of Famers, sorted alphabetically, who were inducted posthumously into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.


Name
Date of Death
Induction Year***
Cap Anson
April 14, 1922
1939
Jake Beckley
June 25, 1918
1971
Roger Bresnahan
December 4, 1944
1945*
Dan Brouthers
August 3, 1932
1945*
Mordecai Brown
February 14, 1948
1949
Ray Brown
Feb. 8, 1965
2006
Willard Brown
Aug 4, 1996
2006
Morgan Bulkeley
Nov. 6, 1922
1937*
Alexander Cartwright
July 12, 1892
1938*
Henry Chadwick
April 20, 1908
1938*
Frank Chance
Sept. 15, 1924
1946
Jack Chesbro
Nov. 6, 1931
1946
Nestor Chylak
Feb. 17, 1982
1999
John Clarkson
Feb. 4, 1909
1963
Roberto Clemente
Dec. 31, 1972
1973
Jimmy Collins
March 6, 1943
1945*
Charles Comiskey
Oct. 26, 1931
1939
Roger Connor
Jan. 4, 1931
1976
Andy Cooper
June 3, 1941
2006
Candy Cummings
May 16, 1924
1939
George Davis
Oct. 17, 1940
1998
Leon Day
March 13, 1995
1995
Name
Date of Death
Induction Year***
Ed Delahanty
July 2, 1903
1945*
Martín Dihigo
May 20, 1971
1977
Barney Dreyfuss
Feb. 5, 1932
2008
Leo Durocher
Oct. 7, 1991
1994
Billy Evans
Jan. 23, 1956
1973
Buck Ewing
Oct. 20, 1906
1939
Rube Foster
Dec. 9, 1930
1981
Willie Foster
Sept. 16, 1978
1996
Nellie Fox
Dec. 1, 1975
1997
Pud Galvin
March 7, 1902
1965
Lou Gehrig
June 2, 1941
1939**
Josh Gibson
Jan. 20, 1947
1972
Warren Giles
February 7, 1949
1949
Joe Gordon
April 14, 1978
2009
Frank Grant
May 23, 1937
2006
Billy Hamilton
Dec. 16, 1940
1961
Ned Hanlon
April 14, 1937
1996
Will Harridge
April 9, 1971
1972
Harry Heilmann
July 9, 1951
1952
Name
Date of Death
Induction Year***
Pete Hill
Nov. 26, 1951
2006
Miller Huggins
Sept. 25, 1929
1964
William Hulbert
April 10, 1882
1995
Hughie Jennings
Feb. 1, 1928
1945*
Ban Johnson
March 28, 1931
1937*
Addie Joss
April 14, 1911
1978
Tim Keefe
April 23, 1933
1964
Willie Keeler
Jan. 1, 1923
1939
Joe Kelley
Aug. 14, 1943
1971
King Kelly
Nov. 8, 1894
1945*
Bill Klem
Sept. 1, 1951
1953
Bowie Kuhn
March 15, 2007
2008
Kenesaw M. Landis
Nov. 25, 1944
1944*
Tony Lazzeri
Aug. 6, 1946
1991
Pop Lloyd
March 19, 1965
1977
Ernie Lombardi
Sept. 26, 1977
1986
Biz Mackey
Sept. 22, 1965
2006
Larry MacPhail
Oct. 1, 1975
1978
Effa Manley
April 16, 1981
2006
Rabbit Maranville
Jan. 5, 1954
1954
Christy Mathewson
Oct. 7, 1925
1936*
Tommy McCarthy
Aug. 5, 1922
1946
Joe McGinnity
Nov. 14, 1929
1946

Name
Date of Death
Induction Year***
Bill McGowan
Dec. 9, 1954
1992
John McGraw
Feb. 25, 1934
1937
Jose Mendez
Oct. 31, 1928
2006
Hank O’Day
July 2, 1935
2013
Walter O’Malley
August 9, 1979
2008
Jim O’Rourke
Jan. 8, 1919
1945*
Herb Pennock
Jan. 30, 1948
1948
Eddie Plank
Feb. 24, 1946
1946
Alex Pompez
March 14, 1974
2006
Cum Posey
March 28, 1946
2006
Charles Radbourn
Feb. 5, 1897
1939
Branch Rickey
Dec. 9, 1965
1967
Eppa Rixey
Feb. 28, 1963
1963
Wilbert Robinson
Aug. 8, 1934
1945*
Bullet Rogan
March 4, 1967
1998
Jacob Ruppert
January 13, 1939
2013
Amos Rusie
Dec. 6, 1942
1977
Ron Santo
Dec. 3, 2010
2012
Louis Santop
Jan 22, 1942
2006
Frank Selee
July 5, 1909
1999
Hilton Smith
Nov. 18, 1983
2001
Billy Southworth
Nov. 15, 1969
2008
Al Spalding
Sept. 9, 1915
1939
Mule Suttles
July 9, 1966
2006
Ben Taylor
Jan. 24, 1953
2006

Name
Date of Death
Induction Year***
Sam Thompson
Jan. 9, 1989
1954
Cristobal Torriente
April 11, 1938
2006
Bill Veeck
Jan. 2, 1986
1991
Rube Waddell
April 1, 1914
1946
John M. Ward
March 4, 1925
1964
Mickey Welch
July 30, 1941
1973
Willie Wells
Jan. 22, 1989
1997
Deacon White
July 7, 1939
2013
Sol White
Aug. 26, 1955
2006
J.L. Wilkinson
Aug. 21, 1964
2006
Smoky Joe Williams
Feb. 25, 1951
1999
Vic Willis
Aug. 3, 1947
1995
Hack Wilson
Nov. 23, 1948
1979
Jud Wilson
June 24, 1963
2006
George Wright
Aug. 21, 1937
1937
Harry Wright
Oct. 3, 1895
1953
Tom Yawkey
July 9, 1976
1980
Ross Youngs
Oct. 22, 1927
1972


*No ceremonies were held from 1936-38 and 1940-45. Hall of Famers elected in those years were honored at the next ceremony (1939 and 1946, respectively).

**Lou Gehrig was elected to the Hall of Fame in a special election during December of 1939, and therefore did not participate in the Induction Ceremony held on June 12 of that year. He died in 1941, before the next ceremony was held.

***All yearly induction ceremonies have been held between June 12 and August 18. Currently, they are usually held in the last week of July.

Compiled by Eric Enders, Research Department, National Baseball Hall of Fame Library in September 2000. Updated by Tim Wiles on May 12, 2009. Updated again in 2013.