We all know that Pete Rose is banned from baseball, but the Cincinnati Reds recently placed him in their franchise Hall of Fame, as they should…he was the greatest player in team history.
Maybe you noticed, maybe you didn’t, but we had a logo change here at Notinhalloffame.com.
Since the inception of our site in 2009, our core logo has always had an image of a filmstrip with four different potential Hall of Famers from respective fields. We have alternated from Pete Rose and Barry Bonds for baseball, Don Cherry for Hockey and in the past we have had Alice Cooper, Rush, Kiss (who would all get in) and now currently Deep Purple representing Rock and Roll.
The WWE, had always been represented by an iconic picture of Randy “Macho Man” Savage holding the Intercontinental Title. Savage had fallen so far out of favor with the WWE that it almost literally took his death and a few years in top of it to get him into the Hall.
With Savage’s induction, a new WWE figure was needed…something that pops out right away.
We have elected to go with former three time Tag Team Champions, Demolition.
I know what some of you might be thinking. Ax and Smash aren’t even in your top twenty-five and there has been little push for them to get in. That may be, however this was a very popular team in their day, and damned if that look doesn’t stick out on the logo!
Besides with Bruno Sammartino, The Ultimate Warrior and Randy Savage now in, the ones who are no longer active or deceased who NEEDED to be there are now there. That makes the other spot a lot harder to fill, so why not with a tandem of a former Masked Superstar and Soviet sympathizer?
For the record, here are the other wrestling personalities that had been considered to take the spot of the “Macho Man” on the Notinhalloffame.com logo.
So there it is.
Who will be the next one from our logo who will have to be removed because he/they got into their respective Hall of Fame?
As always, we here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to thank you for your support and look forward to your feedback!
 With the PED controversy, it seemed more appropriate to interject a steroids guy over a gambler. Notice we didn’t say “inject”!
Again, did we ever say this would be fast?
We here at Notinhalloffame.com have completed our next all-time top 50, this time that of the Cincinnati Reds.
As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:
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.
Saying all of that, as.
The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in our news. They are:
This is a solid top five with four Hall of Famers and one who should be.
So which team is up next?
We go back to the ice and look at the top 50 Dallas Stars of all time.
Look for that in a couple of months.
As always, we here at Notinhalloffame.com thank you for your support.
Recently we uploaded our updated Notinhalloffame.com Rock List. We have another major update as our Baseball list has now been altered following the selection of six new members entering the elite halls of Cooperstown.
Six former players left our list, four via the vote (Chipper Jones #3, Jim Thome #6, Vladimir Guerrero #9 and Trevor Hoffman #20) and two from the Veteran’s Committee (Jack Morris #11 and Alan Trammell #12). This clears up both the top portion of our list but the Hall of Fame voter’s ballot, which should allow for others who have been waiting to enter the Hall.
While four major names left the Hall of Fame ballot the voters have some new names to consider, three of which are in our new top ten with another making our top twenty.
Our new top ten is as follows:
The #1 position is actually split in three, which is how we have done this since the inception of our Baseball list. As Pete Rose and Shoeless Joe Jackson are not eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame, we have deemed them both “1A” and 1B”.
This means that Roger Clemens who is ranked “1C” is the highest eligible player. This is where he was ranked last year.
Barry Bonds remains at #2. Two years ago, Bonds held Clemens’ spot but your votes brought the switch. Regardless, we feel that both Clemens and Bonds are Hall of Famers.
The highest debut this year is Mariano Rivera, the greatest (no, we will not say arguably) reliever of all-time. The career New York Yankee enters our list at #3, but we suspect that he will enter the Hall on his first ballot.
Mike Mussina remains at #4. While he continues to gain support his name is a low-key in comparison to other candidates.
Another Pitcher debuts in the top five in the late Roy Halladay. The former two time Cy Young winner won 203 Games to only 105 Losses and he led his league in bWAR for Pitchers four times.
Another significant new entry is Andy Pettitte. The five time World Series winner debuts in #15.
With these changes we now have 106 ranked former baseball players with our eventual intention to swell the number to 150.
You know what we want you to do!
Take a look at these new entries cast your votes and gives us your opinions as this does affect our future rankings.
Never change Pete Rose!
We don’t think that we need to tell you that Pete Rose is one of our favorite people to talk about, mostly because he was banned from baseball and what was once a surefire first ballot Hall of Famer became a pariah who the Baseball Hall of Fame removed from the ballot completely.
Rose is constantly asked about the Baseball Hall of Fame and in a recent interview with the Brian Kilmeade Show he sounded off on Johnny Bench, his former teammate and Catcher with the Cincinnati Reds. Bench has been vocal that he believes that Rose should not be allowed in the Baseball Hall of Fame due to betting on the game.
Rose had the following to say:
“It don’t bother me but you know Johnny Bench is one guy who should have tanked God that I was born because he would have never made the Hall of Fame if I wasn’t born…Because I’m the guy he knocked in a thousand times. You got guys in front of you guys right behind you and you got to be responsible for everybody else involved”.
We don’t think that Rose actually believes that as he would go on to say that he would always say that “Bench was the greatest Catcher that ever lived” so there is certainly some contradictory statements here but while he said there was not animosity between the two it is hard to see otherwise.
He would continue:
“I would think if he’s a Cincinnati fan and he cares about the city of Cincinnati that he would probably want me in the Hall of Fame.”
Like we said, never change Pete Rose!
Statistically, there is no argument about the Hall of Fame qualifications of Pete Rose. Even the most casual baseball fan is aware that “Charlie Hustle” is the all time hit king with 4,256 hits; a record that may never be broken. Rose also was a seventeen time All Star, and proved to be a clutch performer as evidenced by his three World Series Rings; including a World Series MVP. Sadly, as much as casual sports fans are aware of Rose’s on field accomplishments, many who have never turned their dial to ESPN knows his off field embarrassments.