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The career of Vince Carter is officially over

The career of Vince Carter is officially over.

We already knew this, as the COVID-19 virus wiped out the season, and as talks to resume play in the NBA began, it was early established that eliminated teams like Carter’s Atlanta Hawks would not be part of the resumption.  The 43-year old had already stated that this would be his last year.  

Carter played his college ball at North Carolina where he was a First Team All-ACC Selection in 1998.  He was drafted fifth overall in 1998 by the Golden State Warriors who swapped him in a draft-day trade to the Toronto Raptors.

Carter brought star power to the young franchise as his electric dunks made regular appearances on highlight reels, and put the Raptors on the map.  Named the 1999 Rookie of the Year, Carter put on one of the greatest dunking clinics at the 2000 Slam Dunk Contest which he easily won.  Carter brought the Toronto to their first playoff, and was one of the most popular figures in Canada, helping to raise the game’s profile and inspiring a wave of young Canadians to play the game.

Sadly, for Carter and the Raptors, they had an acrimonious split as Carter grew frustrated with Toronto management and demanded a trade, which he got, when he was dealt to the New Jersey Nets in 2004.  

As Carter’s skills eroded, he reinvented himself becoming the consummate teammate and role player.  He even won the Teammate of the Year Award in 2016.

An eight-time All-Star, Carter will be eligible for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2024.  He is 19thall-time is Points Scored with 25,728.  All players who have more Points than Carter and are Hall of Fame eligible have been enshrined.

We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to thank Vince Carter for the memories, and we wish him the best in his post-playing career.

Our All-Time Top 50 Detroit Tigers have been revised

Yes, we know that this is taking a while!

As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity.  As such, we are very happy to present the second revision of our top 50 Detroit Tigers of all-time.

As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following: 

1.  Advanced Statistics.

2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League.

3. Playoff accomplishments.

4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.

This is the first time that we have revised this since 2016, and with a tweak in our algorithm and that has altered the rankings somewhat and has added two new players, though none of them are active.

Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories, which has altered the rankings considerably.

This list is updated up until the end of the 2019 Season.

The complete list can be found herebut as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are:

1. Ty Cobb

2. Al Kaline

3. Hal Newhouser

4. Charlie Gehringer

5. MiguelCabrera

There are multiple changes on this list, including the top five.  

Newhowser moved from #7 to #3 based on the new algorithm, which moved Harry Heilman from the top five.  A notable drop was Sam Crawford from #4 to #11.

There are existing Detroit Tigers, but only two that debuted, both of whom are now current. Again, they debut based on the change of our Baseball algorithm.

The two new Tigers on the all-time franchise list are Al Benton (#44) and Jim Northrup (#50).

As always, we thank you for your support.

Our All-Time Top 50 Boston Red Sox are now up

Yes, we know that this is taking a while!

As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  We have a new one to unveil today, that of the Boston Red Sox. 

The Red Sox were a charter member of the American League in 1901, first called the Boston Americans until they changed their name to the Red Sox in 1908.  Boston was the first team to win the modern World Series in 1903, and they were the dominant team of the 1910s, winning four titles in the decade. It was all sunshine and lollipops for the Red Sox, but the “Curse of the Bambino” struck when the Red Sox stupidly sold the contract of Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees, shifting the balance of power in the American League.

The Red Sox would be abysmal for years after, and they not win the World Series for the rest of the century.  They did have four shots at it, with three American League Pennants (1946, 1967, 1975 and 1986) but they fell short every time.  It would not be until 2004, where they won their sixth World Series, and they won three more after (2007, 2013 & 2018).

As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following: 

1.  Advanced Statistics.

2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League.

3.  Playoff accomplishments.

4.  Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.

Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories.

This list is updated up until the end of the 2019 Season.

The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are:

1. Ted Williams

2. Carl Yastrzemski

3. Roger Clemens

4. Wade Boggs

5. Cy Young

We will continue our adjustments on our existing lists and will continue developing our new lists.  

Look for our All-Time Top 50 Chicago White Sox coming next!

As always we thank you for your support.

Jarome Iginla headlines the Hockey 2020 Class

One of our favorite days our here!

The Hockey Hall of Fame has announced the Class of 2020, which while it usually takes place in June of 2020, the Stanley Cup is always awarded by now!  Regardless, the National Hockey League is coming back, and here are the new Hall of Famers who will watch the 2019-20 season play out.

The Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2020 comprises six members and is headlined by Jarome Iginla, the one former player that everyone knew would be selected.  Iginla is joined by Marian Hossa, Kevin Lowe, Doug Wilson, Kim St- Pierre and Ken Holland who enters as a builder.

Iginla was a 20-year veteran of the NHL, playing the majority of his career with the Calgary Flames.  With Calgary, the native of Edmonton, Alberta, was a three-time First Team All-Star, a two-time Rocket Richard winner, and in 2001-02, he won the coveted Art Ross Trophy and the Lester B Pearson Award. Notably, no player who ever won the Art Ross has not been in enshrined in the Hockey Hall, and this trend continues today.  Professionally, Iginla also played for Pittsburgh, Boston, Colorado and Los Angeles and upon retirement he amassed an even 1,300 Points in 1,554 Games.  On the International scene, the power forward won two Gold Medals at the Olympics (2002 & 2010) and the World Cup of Hockey (2004) for Canada. He was ranked #1 on our last Notinhalloffame.com list of those to consider for the Hockey Hall.  

Like Iginla, Hossa also enters the Hall in his first year of eligibility.  From Slovakia, Hossa came up through the Ottawa Senators organization, where he helped the Sens reach their first and only Stanley Cup Final in 2003. After a 100 Point year with the Atlanta Thrashers, and a one-year run each with Pittsburgh and Detroit, Hossa joined the Chicago Blackhawks in 2009 where he played until 2017 when a skin disorder forced him out of the game.  With the Blackhawks, Hossa was a huge cog in the machine that won three Stanley Cups (2010, 2013 & 2015).  Hossa’s NHL career would see him accrue 1,134 Points.  Representing Slovakia, Hossa competed for his country in three Olympics (2002, 2006 & 2010) and the World Cup of Hockey in 2004.  Hossa was ranked #10 on our last Notinhalloffame.com list.

Kevin Lowe.  Lowe was considered the best player from the Edmonton Oilers dynasty of five Stanley Cups (1984-90) that was yet to be in the Hall, and this ended today.  The Defenseman won five Cups with the Oilers and a sixth with the New York Rangers in 1994, and he was also the winner of the 1990 King Clancy Memorial Award.  Lowe has been eligible for the Hall since 2001, and he was ranked #37 on our latest list.

Doug Wilson.  Wilson’s induction takes off one of the few Norris Trophy winners off the yet-to-be enshrined list for the Hockey Hall. Playing most of his career with the Chicago Blackhawks, Wilson was an NHL All-Star seven times.  The Defenseman had 827 Points over 1,024 Games, and he was also a member of the 1984 Canada Cup winning team.  Was ranked #14 on our 2020 list.

Kim St-Pierre.  While Mike Richter, Curtis Joseph, Tom Barrasso and Mike Vernon did not get the call, one Goalie did in Kim St-Pierre.  The Canadian was a member of three Olympic Gold Medals and five World Championships for the Canadian Women’s Team.

Ken Holland is this year’s lone builder.  Holland was a decent hockey player in his own right, making it to the NFL for four games as a Goalie for Hartford and Detroit.  His biggest accomplishments was as the General Manger of the Red Wings, where he built teams that won the Stanley Cup three times.

Significant snubs in our eyes are Alexander Mogilny (#2), Theoren Fleury (#3), Daniel Alfredsson (#5), Pierre Turgeon (#6), Bernie Nicholls (#7), Jeremy Roenick (#8) and John LeClair (#9).

We will be revamping our Notinhalloffame.com hockey list shortly, that will reflect the deletion of the new entries, and the addition of those eligible in 2021. Rankings will also be altered based on your votes and comments.

We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate to newest members of the Hockey Hall of Fame,