Not in Hall of Fame News

It has been an interesting year for John Prine who was nominated for both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriting Hall of Fame this year. In an interview with Billboard, he discussed both of those nominations and what those meant to him. "It's been quite a year. The (halls of fame), those things are pretty darned neat just to get nominated for. I know there's lots of people who have been waiting years to just get in. Truly, the nominations are good enough. I haven't been nominated before for these particular organizations. I don't know if I'll…

Joe Mauer Retires

We have a significant retirement to discuss in baseball as Joe Mauer of the Minnesota Twins has elected to retire from the game after playing 15 seasons in the Majors, all of which were with the Twins. Mauer made his announcement in an open letter to the fans that will run in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune and the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Mauer cited a desire to maintain his health and spending time with his family to retire from the game at age 35. His last contract came to an end this year. The first overall pick of the 2001 Amateur…
The National Toy Hall of Fame has announced that the three new inductees are the Magic 8 Ball, Uno and Pinball. These toys will comprise the Class of 2018. Going forward they will be on display inside the Strong Museum in Rochester, New York and will join the 65 other honorees. The other Finalists this year were American Girl Dolls, Chalk, Chutes and Ladders, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Masters of the Universe, Sleds, Tic-Tac-Toe, Tickle Me Elmo and Tudor Electric Football. The Magic 8 Ball likely saw this induction coming after being a finalist seven previous times. The toy comprising of…
The Songwriters Hall of Fame have announced their Finalists for the 2019 Class. The Performing Finalists are: Cat Stevens: Stevens (now known as Yusuf Islam) had four top ten hits. The British Singer/Songwriter was chosen for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.   Chrissie Hynde: The lead singer of the Pretenders wrote many of her bands hit songs including “Brass in Pocket”, “Don’t Get Me Wrong”, “Middle of the Road” and “My City was Gone”. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. Jeff Lynne: The lead singer of ELO (Electric Light…
It is a pretty big day in the Baseball Hall of Fame as the Today’s Game Era Committee has announced their 10 nominees for the Hall. This is one of four committees, which includes the Modern Baseball, Golden Days and Early Baseball. Specifically, the Today’s Game Era Committee comprises candidates whose contributions occurred from 1988 on. Along with the Modern Baseball Committee the Today’s Era Committee meets twice in a five year period. The last time they met was in 2016 where Commissioner Bud Selig and longtime Atlanta Braves Executive, John Scherholz. The nominees include six former players, three managers…
It is a sad day for baseball and the city of San Francisco as Willie McCovey passed away at the age of 80. It is not known at this time as to how he passed away. Debuting for the San Francisco Giants in 1959, he would make an immediate impact going four for four his first game, against future Hall of Famer, Robin Roberts. Amazingly, that game was on July 30, and he was so dominant the rest of the year that he was the 1959 Rookie of the Year. So much was expected of McCovey but over the next…
As most of the regular visitors to Notinhalloffame.com are aware we are (very) slowly putting together our top 50 players of every franchise in the “Big 4” of North American sports. After that is completed we will take a look at how each organization honors their past players and executives. As such, for us to note that last night during halftime of the Buffalo Bills home loss to the New England Patriots that the number 34 of Thurman Thomas was retired. Along with Jim Kelly and Andre Reed, Thomas was the running portion of a potent Bills offense that went…
A quick note on our WWE Futures sections as we have added three names to that section. Paige, Colt Cabana and Natalya have been added. Paige, who currently serves as the Smackdown Live GM, was forced to retire from in ring competition a few months ago. Due to her youth, we are putting her on the Futures section as she could mimic Daniel Bryan and return one day. Colt Cabana, who most recently was sued (unsuccessfully) by WWE doctor Dr. Chris Amman currently works the indies and does commentary (and occasionally wrestles) for Ring of Honor. He has a forgettable…
We love this. Another significant figure who is not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has stated his contempt towards that institution. That man is Iron Maiden frontman, Bruce Dickinson who in a spoken word tour in Australia had this to say when asked by a fan if he thought that Iron Maiden should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He had this to say: “Absolutely. I actually think the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is an utter and complete load of bollocks, to be honest with you. It’s run by a bunch of…
Yesterday, we discussed how it wouldn’t be the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame without a potential inductee (in this case it was Trent Reznor) essentially saying it was worthless. It also wouldn’t be the Rock Hall with another potential inductee (Ted Nugent) implying it was criminal that he was not included. In an interview with My Global Mind Magazine, Nugent had the following to say about his omission from the Hall: “I have some really clear thoughts. Its sacrilege, it’s ultimately disrespectful and cruel to Chuck, Bo and Little Richard and all the founding fathers in the Rock &…