This is my rather subjective list of HOFers who played a significant portion of their careers in the Deadball Era or managed, executed, umpired, etc. in the Era. I listed each person only once, although they may have qualified in a couple of categories (e.g., Frank Chance). I know I have missed execs and umpires and Negro League players. Anyone who can help me fill out the roster would be doing me a great service!
Class Name Induction Date First Basemen George Sisler 1939 Jake Beckley 1971 Second Basemen Nap Lajoie 1937 Eddie Collins 1938 Rogers Hornsby 1942 Johnny Evers 1946 Shortstops Honus Wagner 1936 Joe Tinker 1946 Bobby Wallace 1953 Rabbit Maranville 1954 Dave Bancroft 1971 George Davis 1998 Third Basemen Jimmy Collins 1945 Home Run Baker 1955 Catchers Roger Bresnahan 1945 Ray Schalk 1955 Outfielders Ty Cobb 1936 Babe Ruth 1936 (Deadball pitcher predominantly) Tris Speaker 1937 Willie Keeler 1939 Fred Clarke 1945 (also as Deadball manager) Sam Crawford 1957 Zack Wheat 1959 Max Carey 1961 Eddie Roush 1962 Elmer Flick 1963 Harry Hooper 1971 Joe Kelley 1971 Pitchers Walter Johnson 1936 Christy Mathewson 1936 Cy Young 1937 Pete Alexander 1938 Jack Chesbro 1946 Joe McGinnity 1946 Eddie Plank 1946 Rube Waddell 1946 Ed Walsh 1946 Mordecai Brown 1949 Chief Bender 1953 Eppa Rixey 1963 Red Faber 1964 Burleigh Grimes 1964 Stan Coveleski 1969 Rube Marquard 1971 Addie Joss 1978 Vic Willis 1995 Managers Connie Mack 1937 John McGraw 1937 Hugh Jennings 1945 Wilbert Robinson 1945 Frank Chance 1946 (also a formidable 1B) Clark Griffith 1946 Miller Huggins 1964 (his 2B playing stats are also impressive) Ned Hanlon 1996 Frank Selee 1999 Negro Leagues Rube Foster 1981 P/MGR/exec.1898-1926 John Henry Lloyd 1977 SS Smokey Joe Williams 1999 P Executives Ban Johnson 1937 Charlie Comiskey 1938 Ed Barrow 1953 Umpires Tom Connolly 1953 Bill Klem 1953 Billy Evans 1973
Writers? Broadcasters? Somewhere we should note any Deadball Era baseball writers who received the Ford Frick award. Broadcasters are a later story. --Ed.
Classification: what is subjective? The Hall of Fame classifies members as Players, Managers, etc. Steve differs with some official classifications (Frank Chance, Clark Griffith, Hugh Jennings), mainly because of his focus on the Deadball Era. The Hall does not classify by playing position. Many published sources do so and there is little or no disagreement among them, but a few players played a different position in the Deadball Era (Babe Ruth, Rogers Hornsby). The Hall does not classify by epoch. Steve tends to be inclusive. --Ed.
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