Not in Hall of Fame News

As we move onward and upward in our slow trudge to naming all of the Top 50 players from the North American “Big Four”, our eventual follow up will be the look at how those organizations honor their former players and executives. As such it is news to us (somewhat big actually, though completely expected) that the New York Yankees will formally retire the number #2 of their eventual first ballot Hall of Fame infielder, Derek Jeter on May 14, their Mother’s Day home game against the Houston Astros. Going through the accomplishments of Jeter would be exhausting, but just…
We have another entrant in to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Annually, the winner of the Ford C. Frick Award gains entry into Cooperstown.  This year, it is the late Bill King, who was the voice of the Oakland Athletics for years.  King, who had been a finalist six times, also served as the play-by-play voice for the Oakland Raiders and the Golden State Warriors.  Basically, he was the voice of the city of Oakland.  The Athletics job was his third major role in the city, taking over the full radio broadcasting duties in 1981.  It was his voice that…
The International Boxing Hall of Fame has just announced their 2017 nine-member class, of which former World Heavyweight Champion, Evander Holyfield is the undisputed headliner.  A Bronze Medalist in the Light Heavyweight division at the 1984 Olympics, Holyfield would move up to the Cruiserweight division and defeated Dwight Muhammad Qawi for the WBA Championship and would later unify the division with wins over Ricky Parkey (WBC) and Carlos De Leon (IBF).  This was an incredible accomplishment, but Holyfield had his sights set at the sport’s biggest prize, the Heavyweight Title.  Following wins over Heavyweight contenders, Pinklon Thomas, James Tillis, Michael…
We know for sure that the Baseball Hall of Fame will be adding at least two people to their institution next summer. The 16 Man “Today’s Game Era” Committee has selected former Commissioner, Bud Selig and Executive, John Schuerholz to Cooperstown, the latter of which received a full 100 percent of the vote.  To get elected, a candidate needed 75 percent (12 votes) to gain induction. Bud Selig received all but one of the 16 votes.  A former owner of the Milwaukee Brewers, Selig is either widely praised or panned depending on your point of view.  Work stoppages and PED…
This may not be Curt Schilling’s year.  Boston Herald columnist, Dan Shaughnessy stated that he would not be voting for Curt Schilling following a tweet in which he captioned “Ok, so much awesome here…” while taking a picture of a man wearing a t-shirt that read, “Rope. Tree. Journalist: Some Assembly Required” at a Donald Trump rally. It would appear that this is not the only reporter with a Baseball Hall of Fame ballot that may not be voting for Curt Schilling. Jon Heyman, who works as an insider for MLB Netowrk and for the FanRag Sports Network spoke to…
Onwards and upwards for us here at Notinhalloffame.com, as we have added a new addition to an existing section.  We have added a 2021 section for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and here are the key players worth looking at: They are: Antrel Rolle: a Super Bowl winning Cornerback with the New York Giants.  He would also go to three Pro Bowls. Ben Grubbs, a two time Pro Bowl Offensive Guard.  Calvin Johnson, the longtime Detroit Lions Wide Receiver who went to six Pro Bowls and led the NFL in Receiving Yards twice.  He is also a three time…
Well, that is one less vote for Curt Schilling. Boston Herald columnist, Dan Shaughnessy has stated that he will not be voting for Curt Schilling following a tweet that praised violence towards journalists.  Specifically, he tweeted a picture at a Trump rally of a man wearing a t-shirt that read, “Rope. Tree. Journalist: Some Assembly Required” and captioned it “Ok, so much awesome here…” “Count me out on Curt Schilling.  I have held my nose and voted for the Big Blowhard in recent years (11-2 in postseason, ridiculous walk/strikeout ratio), and he was up to 52.3 percent (75 percent required)…
It did not get a lot of attention but Kevin Martin quietly retired from playing professional basketball this week.  He made the announcement in a paid advertisement in his local newspaper, the Zanesville Times Recorder. Out of Western Carolina, Martin was chosen 26th overall by the Sacramento Kings in the 2004 Draft.  In his third season, Martin was the full time Shooting Guard for Sacramento and had a very healthy 20.2 Points Per Game Average.  The year following, Martin would increase his average to 23.7 PPG, and finished 6th Overall, the highest he would ever finish and he was considered…
We generally don’t pay that much attention to the Grammy Hall of Fame, but we have always found it fascinating which songs they feel worthy to enter their Hall. This year, the 2017 class will include 25 recordings that they feel are historically and culturally significant enough to merit induction. They are: Arlo Guthrie - "The City of New Orleans" The Beach Boys - "I Get Around" Billie Holiday - Lady Sings the Blues Blind Willie McTell - "Statesboro Blues" Bonnie Raitt - "I Can't Make Your Love Me" Cab Calloway And His Orchestra - "(Hep-Hep!) The Jumpin' Jive" David…