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Shortly the Baseball Hall of Fame will be announcing who will be inducted into Cooperstown and former Pitcher Johan Santana is on the ballot. While it is uncertain as to whether Santana will receive the necessary votes to make the Hall (or even the 5% to make the next ballot due to the plethora of names who are eligible to vote for) he will be enshrined for sure into the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame.The Venezuelan arrived to Minnesota via trade from the Florida Marlins on a 1999 Rule 5 draft swap for Jared Camp. It is easy to see…
As we slowly work on the greatest 50 players of every major franchise of the big four of North American sports we will eventually look at how each of those teams honor those who played for them in the past. As such it is newsworthy to us that the Philadelphia Flyers retired the number 88 of Eric Lindros.Lindros was drafted first overall by the Quebec Nordiques in 1991 and famously refused to report to the team. He sat out a year and was traded to the Flyers in a megadeal and he would immediately become the face of the franchise.…
The Canadian Music Hall of Fame has announced that Barenaked Ladies will become the next members.Barenaked Ladies formed in Scarborough, Ontario in 1988 and quickly developed a cult following in the Toronto area. The group didn’t sound like anyone else as not only were they quirky they sang about topics that hadn’t been dealt with and did so in a fun way. It wasn’t long before they had a major record deal and they became national sensations with songs like “If I Had a Million Dollars” and “Be My Yoko Ono” receiving national airplay. By the late 90’s, the Ladies…
It did not take long to find out who the first inductor will be for the upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony this April.On the Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM, Jon Bon Jovi announced that Stern was his first choice:“The truth is I only had one choice….nobody knows not only me but the members of the band as well as Howard.”Bon Jovi, both the singer and the group have been longtime guests of the Show dating back to 80’s. Stern told Bon Jovi that he was “honored” and “would be thrilled to do it”.Stern should make an entertaining…
The Grammy Hall of Fame has announced the 25 new recordings that will add to the already 1,038 songs/albums that have already been included.To qualify, a song/album must be at least 25 years old.The following Albums are now part of the Grammy Hall of Fame:“Band of Gypsys” by Jimi Hendrix (1970)“The Chronic” by Dr. Dre (1992)“Heart Like a Wheel” by Linda Ronstadt (1974)“Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison” by Johnny Cash (1968)“Nevermind” by Nirvana (1991)“A Night at the Opera by Queen (1975)“Tubular Bells” by Mike Oldfield (1973)The following Singles are now part of the Grammy Hall of Fame:“Bring it Home to…
We have a significant retirement in MLB that is certainly worthy of our attention as former American League MVP Justin Morneau will officially calling it a career at a press conference with the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.From Canada, the Minnesota Twins drafted Justin Morneau in the 3rd Round in 1999 and he would crack the main roster in 2003. Morneau would become the team’s starting First Baseman in 2005 and he would have his best season the following year where he would win the American League MVP posting what would be career highs in Home Runs (34) and RBIs (130),…
This was not exactly a surprise.As has been widely speculated for months, Bill Goldberg has been announced as the first entrant to the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018. He will likely be the headliner of this year’s event.Goldberg was a star Defensive Tackle at the University of Georgia and would parlay that into a brief career in the National Football League, notably three seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. A serious injury would take him out of the game but he would befriend top wrestlers in World Championship Wrestling who urged him to try his hand at Professional Wrestling.After…
It was announced today that Dolores O’Riordan was found dead in her hotel room today. She was 46 years old.As the lead singer of the Cranberries, the Irish based band became international stars primarily off of the strength of Riordan’s unique high pitched and melancholy vocals. Their debut album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? Generated their biggest hit, “Linger”, which was penned by O’Riordan. It was an international hit, going as high as #8 in the United States and gaining them worldwide airplay. Their sophomore album generated the politically charged “Zombie”, which was also did well…
As the National Football League post season is in the final eight stage we here at Notinhalloffame.com have been working on our 2022 Football Futures section. Before that however, we have added some previously omitted (not retired as of yet when we put up our 2021 section) from our 2021 Football Futures.The added players are as follows:Billy Cundiff, a Pro Bowl Place Kicker in 2010.Brandon Browner, a two time Super Bowl winning Cornerback.Brandon Fields, a Pro Bowl Punter in 2013.Dwayne Bowe, A Pro Bowl Wide Receiver in 2010.Jacoby Jones, A Pro Bowler in 2012 for Special Teams and Super Bowl…
The College Football Hall of Fame has announced the Class of 2018 and let’s get right into who has been selected!Trevor Cobb, Running Back, Rice: 1989-92. Cobb was an All-American in 1991 and was the winner of Doak Walker Award that year. He would tally 4,948 Rushing Yards with another 892 via Receptions over his four year career with the Owls. He scored 43 Touchdowns.Kerry Collins, Quarterback, Penn State: 1991-94. In 1994, Collins was a consensus All-American, and the winner of the Maxwell Award, the Davey O’Brien Award, the Sammy Baugh Trophy and the Big Ten MVP. That year he…