Not in Hall of Fame News

Milestones mean more in baseball than it does in any other sport and when you achieve a major one it automatically generates a Hall of Fame discussion.  The conversation today is that last night C.C. Sabathia reached 3,000 Strikeouts over his career making him the 17thplayer in Major League history to achieve that plateau.  The 3,000thwhiff came against Arizona’s John Ryan Murphy and he followed up with two more ending at 3,002 for the night.    Sabathia had announced earlier that this would be his final season in baseball and he has a chance to increase his rank as he is behind John…
It was just announced that pro football legend, Gino Marchetti, passed away today at the age of 93. Drafted in the 2ndRound from the University of San Francisco in 1952 by the Dallas Texans, Marchetti joined the Baltimore Colts when they relocated the year after and from 1954 to 1964 he was chosen for the Pro Bowl 11 years straight.  The Defensive End was one of the most dominating pass rushers of all-time and he was also a two-time NFL Champion with the Colts. Marchetti entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1972. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to…
Yes, we know that this is taking a while! As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  We have a new one to unveil today, that of the Chicago Blackhawks, a team of the Original Six. As for all of our top 50 players in hockey we look at the following:  Advanced Statistics. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NHL. Playoff accomplishments. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player…
We have another significant retirement in the NFL to look at as Place Kicker Sebastian Janikowski has announced his retirement from the pro football. Born in Poland, Janikowski immigrated to the United States as a teenager and with his soccer background he was a natural kicker for football.  Heavily recruited, he would play for Florida State where he would win the Lou Groza Award as the nation’s top Kicker in both 1998 and 1999, and to date is the only person to win that honor is back-to-back years.  In 2000, the Oakland Raiders drafted him in the 1stRound (17thOverall), which raised eyebrows…
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players and executive.  As such it is news to us that the Kansas City Chiefs have announced that they are Brian Waters will be inducted into their franchise Hall of Fame. Waters was undrafted out of North Texas and after the Dallas Cowboys signed and released him the Chiefs signed him and he made the 2000 roster.  By 2002, he was Kansas City’s…
We here at Notinhalloffame.com have been (slowly) working on the Top 50 of every major franchise in the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB.  As such it is significant news to us that the St. Louis Cardinals have announced their franchise Hall of Fame Class of 2019. The new inductees are: Jason Isringhausen: Isringhausen joined St. Louis in 2001 after being named an All-Star in Oakland.  He would remain a closer with the Redbirds and in 2004 would lead the National League in Saves in 2004.  The following year he would be named to his second All-Star Game (his second as a Cardinal) and…
TMZ might just be the greatest new source for Pro Football Hall of Fame news…or at least for former players stating their case for enshrinement.  The latest is Chris Johnson, the former Running Back who told TMZ that he certainly belongsat a launch party for his supplement company in Nashville. Johnson stated that he was a Hall of Famer “for sure” and he was the “fastest guy that ever played in the NFL”.  He also added that he hoped the Hall will “do the right thing”. Hmmmm. Johnson’s first three seasons in the National Football League was phenomenal as the then Tennessee Titan…
It was announced that basketball legend, John Havlicek passed away today at the age of 79.   Playing collegiately at Ohio State where he helped the Buckeyes win the 1960 National Championship, Havlicek was drafted 7thoverall in 1962 by the Boston Celtics, which would be the only team he would ever play for professionally.  He is one of the most decorated players in NBA history as he helped the Celtics win eight NBA Titles, he is a 13-time All-Star and a four-time First Team All-NBA Selection.  Teammates and opponents considered him one of the most complete players they ever saw as he excelled…
The Canadian Football League Hall of Fame has announced the members of their Class of 2019, which will consist of five former players and two builders. Joe Cornish:  Cornish played nine years in the CFL with the Calgary Stampeders where he rushed for 6,844 Yards with 44 Touchdowns.  The native of New Westminster, B.C. was named the CFL’s Outstanding Canadian three years in a row (2012-14) and he is also a three-time Rushing Leader.  Cornish would also win two Grey Cups with the Stampeders. Mervyn Fernandez:  From San Jose State, Fernandez played for the B.C. Lions from 1982 to 1986 where he helped the…
This is the second day in a row where we have a Running Back retiring from the National Football League.  Following yesterday’s retirement of longtime Carolina Panther, Jonathan Stewart, Oakland Raiders Running Back, Marshawn Lynch will be retiring from the game for a second time. Lynch was drafted 12thoverall in 2007 by the Buffalo Bills where as a rookie he rushed for 1,115 Yards, and in his second season, he again hit 1,000 Yards (1,036) and earned a trip to the Pro Bowl.  He did not have a great 2009, and early in the 2010 season, he was traded to the Seattle…