Special Report

Teams With the Most Hall of Famers

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14. Golden State Warriors
> Total Hall of Fame players: 24
> League: NBA
> Notable players: Wilt Chamberlain, Rick Barry
> First season: 1946

The Golden State Warriors are the class of the NBA, winning three of the past four championships. Being loaded with talent is nothing new for the team however. Players like Wilt Chamberlain and Rick Barry led the Warriors to dominance in the 1960s and 1970s. Twenty-four Warriors have been inducted to the Hall of Fame, and others like Steph Curry and Kevin Durant will likely join them soon.

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13. San Francisco Giants
> Total Hall of Fame players: 25
> League: MLB
> Notable players: Willie Mays, Mel Ott
> First season: 1883

Of the 25 Giants Hall of Fame inductees, 20 primarily played for the team while it was still in New York, before it moved out west in 1957. Only Orlando Cepeda, Juan Marichal, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, and Gaylord Perry have been inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame as San Francisco Giants. Though the Giants won the World Series in 2010, 2012, and 2014, the team had a more than 50-year long championship drought after leaving New York. Barry Bonds, arguably the franchise’s greatest player in history, could miss out on the Hall of Fame because of his steroid controversy.

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12. Green Bay Packers
> Total Hall of Fame players: 25
> League: NFL
> Notable players: Brett Favre, Bart Starr
> First season: 1921

The Green Bay Packers are the most successful franchise in NFL history, winning 13 championships, dating back to 1929 and the pre-Super Bowl era. Many Packers Hall of Famers revolutionized the game of football, including team founder Curly Lambeau and coach Vince Lombardi, for whom the Super Bowl trophy is named. Over a dozen all-time great players suited up in Green Bay and helped the Packers win championships, including Don Hutson, Paul Hornung, and Reggie White.

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11. New York Yankees
> Total Hall of Fame players: 26
> League: MLB
> Notable players: Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle
> First season: 1903

With 27 World Series pennants, the New York Yankees are not only the most successful MLB franchise, but also the greatest organization in American pro sports. Past Yankees like Babe Ruth, Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio, and Mickey Mantle are some of the most storied athletes in sports history. The franchise would likely be much higher on this list if it were not for the Baseball Hall of Fame much more restrictive listings than those in other sports. Still, players like Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera will likely add to the total and join their fellow Yankees in Cooperstown very soon.

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10. Los Angeles Lakers
> Total Hall of Fame players: 27
> League: NBA
> Notable players: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson
> First season: 1948

The Minneapolis Lakers won championships in five of their first six seasons and have been a force in the NBA ever since, winning 16 titles overall. The Lakers dynasties have been lead by some of the greatest basketball players ever, including Kobe Bryant, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, and others. With LeBron James joining the team in 2018, the Lakers certainly have a chance to add more banners in Los Angeles.