Not in Hall of Fame News

A very significant (and expected) retirement took place today as Carlos Beltran of the Houston Astros announced today that he was calling it a career. Beltran is 40 years old, and played 20 years in the Majors, punctuated by a World Series win in his final game. Let’s get right to what we usually talk about here at Notinhalloffame.com when a player of this magnitude retires; is Carlos Beltran a Hall of Famer?Our first reaction is…maybe.Beltran has very good traditional statistics. Nine All Star Games. 2,725 Hits. 435 Home Runs. There are a lot of Hall of Fame outfielders that…
The Toy Hall of Fame has announced their Class of 2017, which comprises Clue, the Wiffle Ball and the paper airplane. These three beat out the other finalists of Risk, Magic 8 Ball, Matchbox cars, My Little Pony, PEZ candy dispenser, play food, sand, Transformers and Uno.The board game of Clue was first adopted in the United Kingdom after World War II. In addition to selling millions of games worldwide the game was adapted into a film.The Wiffle Ball was created nearly sixty years ago by an American looking to slow down the speed of a regular baseball. Millions of…
The “Hall of Fame” season is really amping up. The Baseball Hall of Fame Modern Era Committee has announced the ten finalists for consideration. This new Committee covers those who participated from 1970 to 1987.The nominees are:Steve Garvey: Ranked #31 on Notinhalloffame.com. Garvey was a ten time All Star and was named the 1974 National League MVP. He accumulated 2,599 Hits with a .294 Batting Average with 272 Home Runs. He was on the ballot for the fifteen full years finishing as high as 42.6 %. Tommy John: Ranked #16 on Notinhalloffame.com. John won 283 Games and is a four…
While we do not rank those who are not in the Songwriters Hall of Fame, we have always felt that it is an institution worth covering. As such it is significant news to us that Finalists have been announced.Let’s get right to the nominees shall we?Mariah Carey: Carey co-wrote 17 of her 18 number one hits. Nobody has more charttoppers than Carey.Tracy Chapman: Chapman is a very acclaimed singer/songwriter mostly known for hit, “Fast Car”.Jimmy Cliff: An induction for Cliff would help represent the sparse reggae genre.Alice Cooper: Cooper was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a…

RIP: Roy Halladay

It is a very sad day for many baseball fans.Hours ago, former Pitcher Roy Halladay passed away in a plane crash. Halladay was flying his single-engine plane over the Gulf of Mexico and was the only one in the aircraft. He was only 40 years old.A two-time Cy Young Award winner, Halladay would win that coveted award in both leagues. Splitting his career between the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies, Halladay retired in 2013 with a record of 203 and 105 with 2,117 Strikeouts. An eight time All Star, he pitched a perfect game in 2010 and followed up…
This may not have received the press that we think it deserves but there has been a significant retirement in the world of professional hockey today.After being waived by the Montreal Canadians, Mark Streit refused assignment to the AHL and opted to retire from hockey after playing only two games for the Habs for two games this year. A late round draft pick in 2004 by the Montreal Canadians, Streit was 26 at the time of his selection and was a two time champion in the IIHF Continental Cup and an established star in the Swiss League. Finally making his…
In four years Kobe Bryant will be eligible for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, and there is little doubt as to whether he is going in on the first ballot. He is. There is also no question that despite what should be a loaded class with Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett also likely going in, that he will be the headliner.The only question really is who will induct him, so it was not a surprise when he was asked by Complex as to who he would have as the inductor:"In terms of who might present, for me it’s two…
It is another big day for us at Notinhalloffame.com!Last December, The Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced it’s second full class as voted by a one year long vote by the public.That class comprised Gorillaz and Tenacious D who joined the inaugural (and controversial) inductees of Spinal Tap, The Blues Brothers and The Monkees.Like in previous years, the opening round began with over 500 Fictional Musicians which was reduced to 40 Fictional Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Semi-Finalists. The top 12 vote getters advanced to the Final Round.The 12 Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall Finalists are: Alvin…
Our slow and methodical process of putting together the top 50 players from every franchise continues and it is just in time for the upcoming NBA season. Today we present one of the newest franchises, the Toronto Raptors.The Raptors have never won an NBA Championship, nor have they been to the Finals but as of this writing have had their best string of regular and post season success in the last few years. With a team this young this is not exactly an All Star team but that is to be expected and it will be fun to watch this…
Another quick break before I get to the Top 10 newly eligible Rock Hall acts. They announced the 2018 nominees today, so a quick 11 thoughts on how the Committee did…1. Congrats to Bon Jovi. The online vote, which you can participate in here... http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7988959/2018-rock-hall-of-fame-nominees , is only supposed to count for one of the 450 or so votes for the Rock Hall. Whether by coincidence, a conscious choice by the voters, or most likely, finagling by the Rock Hall, every band that has won this vote (Rush, Kiss, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Chicago, and Journey) has been elected. Looking at…