Special Report

Teams With the Most Hall of Famers

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

The Golden State Warriors may be at the end of one of the most dominant runs in NBA history, appearing in five straight Finals, winning three. 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 into the Hall of Fame, and others like Steph Curry and Kevin Durant will likely join them after their careers end.

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13. San Francisco Giants (tied)
> 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 into 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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13. Green Bay Packers (tied)
> 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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12. New York Knicks
> Total Hall of Fame players: 26
> League: NBA
> Notable players: Walt Frazier, Patrick Ewing
> First season: 1946

At least one New York Knicks player from each decade was inducted into the Hall of Fame, starting with Harry Gallatin in the 1940s. During the Knicks heyday of the early 1970s, there were as many as six Hall of Fame players on the roster. Bill Bradley, Dave DeBusschere, Walt Frazier, Jerry Lucas, Earl Monroe, and Willis Reed helped New York win its second NBA championship in four years.

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11. New York Yankees
> Total Hall of Fame players: 27
> League: MLB
> Notable players: Babe Ruth, Mariano Rivera
> First season: 1903

With 27 World Series pennants, the New York Yankees are not only the most successful MLB franchise, but arguably 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. Mariano Rivera, baseball’s all-time leader in saves, is the most recent Yankee inductee — though Derek Jeter will certainly join him soon.

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