(BBWAA: Elected by the Baseball Writers Association of America; VC: Elected by the Veterans Committee; NL: Elected by the Veterans Committee based on Negro league career):
1936 -- BBWAA: Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner.
1937 -- BBWAA: Nap Lajoie, Tris Speaker, Cy Young. VC: Morgan Bulkeley, Ban Johnson, Connie Mack, John McGraw, George Wright.
1938 -- BBWAA: Grover Cleveland Alexander. VC: Alexander Joy Cartwright, Henry Chadwick.
1939 -- BBWAA: Eddie Collins, Lou Gehrig, Willie Keeler, George Sisler. VC: Cap Anson, Charles Comiskey, Candy Cummings, Buck Ewing, Hoss Radbourn, Albert Goodwill Spalding.
1940 -- None.
1941 -- None.
1942 -- BBWAA: Rogers Hornsby.
1943 -- None.
1944 -- VC: Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis.
1945 -- VC: Roger Bresnahan, Dan Brouthers, Fred Clarke, Jimmy Collins, Ed Delahanty, Hugh Duffy, Hugh Jennings, King Kelly, Jim O'Rourke, Wilbert Robinson.
1946 -- VC: Jesse Burkett, Frank Chance, Jack Chesbro, Johnny Evers, Clark Griffith, Tommy McCarthy, Joe McGinnity, Eddie Plank, Joe Tinker, Rube Waddell, Ed Walsh.
1947 -- BBWAA: Mickey Cochrane, Frankie Frisch, Lefty Grove, Carl Hubbell.
1948 -- BBWAA: Herb Pennock, Pie Traynor.
1949 -- BBWAA: Charlie Gehringer. VC: Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown, Kid Nichols.
1950 -- None.
1951 -- BBWAA: Jimmie Foxx, Mel Ott, Harry Heilmann, Paul Waner.
1952 -- None.
1953 -- BBWAA: Dizzy Dean, Al Simmons. VC: Ed Barrow, Chief Bender, Tom Connolly, Bill Klem, Bobby Wallace, Harry Wright.
1954 -- BBWAA: Bill Dickey, Rabbit Maranville, Bill Terry.
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