Not in Hall of Fame News

It’s official. Former Outfielder, Andruw Jones and Executive, John Schuerholz are now members of the acclaimed Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame.  Jones made his Major League debut a month and a half after his 19th birthday and the Atlanta scouts were correct in that they had a bona fide star on their hands.  In his third season, Jones would win his first of ten consecutive Gold Gloves and cement himself as one of the greatest defensive outfielders if his generation.  While Jones was a spectacular fielder, he was equally adept at offensive production.  Jones would smack 368 of his 434…
As we are working on the All-Time 50 players for each major North American franchise, we have the intent to eventually look at how each of those teams honor the past players/executives who worked for them.  With that in mind, it is major news to us that the Ottawa Senators have announced that they will retire the number of their former longtime forward, Daniel Alfredsson.  Alfredsson was the 6th Round Pick in the 1994 Draft and would join the Senators a year later where he would win the Calder Trophy as the Rookie of the Year.  The Swedish sniper played…
Again, can we state how much this is a work in progress? We here at Notinhalloffame.com are in the process of putting together the top 50 players for the main North American Franchises, which comprises of the NHL, NFL, MLB and the NBA. As such, here is another one that we are proud to display as our Top 50 Winnipeg Jets of All Time are now up. Before we get to the Top 50, what needs to be noted about this particular franchise list is that this list ONLY reflects the current incarnation whose history begins with the Atlanta Thrashers. …
Again, can we state how much we love the way the Pro Football Hall of Fame operates? The day after former Seattle Seahawk, Kenny Easley was announced as the 2017 Senior Nominee, Jerry Jones and Paul Tagliabue have been pegged as the Contributor Nominees for the 2017 Hall of Fame Class.  Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys has advanced as Contributor Selection.  Jones purchased the Cowboys in 1989 and controversially overhauled the front office, sacking Tom Landry, which was a controversial move at the time.  Dallas would however win three Super Bowls in four years in the 1990’s…
The Pro Football Hall of Fame doesn’t waste a lot of time as following their recent induction ceremony last week, the first Finalist for the 2017 Class has already been named.  That man is Senior Candidate, Safety, Kenny Easley. Easley was the fourth overall pick by the Seattle Seahawks in the 1981 draft class and was an immediate hit capturing the Defensive Rookie of the Year Award.  He would follow that with five Pro Bowl Selections over the next six seasons, which also featured three First Team All Pro nods.  His best season was 1984, where he led the NFL…
Although Prince Fielder did not officially retire, he did announce this week that his career playing professional baseball is over. Following his second spinal fusion surgery, in an emotional press conference the now former slugger stated that “the doctors told me since I had two spinal fusions” that he couldn’t “play Major League Baseball anymore.” The son of former Home Run champion, Cecil Fielder, Prince Fielder was drafted 7th overall by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2002.  Making the big leagues in 2005, Fielder would have his expected breakout season in 2007, where he would blast 50 Home Runs, winning the…
It has been a pretty busy week for us, so much so, that we almost missed the announcement by the United States Hockey Hall of Fame, who has just announced their Class of 2016, which consists of a 12 year NHL veteran, a four decade plus prep school coach and an entire team. Entering the Hall will be Craig Janney from Hartford, Connecticut.  A Hobey Baker Finalist from his time at Boston College, Janney was drafted 13th overall by the Boston Bruins in 1986 and helped them reached the Stanley Cup Finals in 1988 and 1990.  Janney played 760 Games,…
It looks like we have another retirement worth mentioning in the National Football League. Five days after signing with the Atlanta Falcons, Wide Receiver, Lance Moore has announced his retirement from Professional Football. Undrafted in 2005 out of the University of Toledo, Moore would sign on with the New Orleans Saints and made the active roster for six games in 2006.  He would build himself up to the number three starter and worked his way up the starter, building himself up to be a part of why the Saints got to, and won Super Bowl 44.  Moore would have 2…
This must be the week for the Yankees and retirement. When it was announced yesterday that the Yankees and Alex Rodriguez would be having a press conference today it was widely assumed that this meant that the slugger would be announcing his retirement at the end of the season.  As it turns out, his last game will be Friday. A-Rod will be released from his player contract and take on a role with the Bronx Bombers as an advisor and instructor.  In what will now be his final year in Baseball, Rodriguez is batting only .204 with a .609 OPS…