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MLB MVP = HOF?

Now if we are going to spend some time seeing of the Cy Young Award equates to the Hall of Fame; should we not do the same for the MVP Award?   Damn right we should! First off, we would like to congratulate Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey for their MVP Award wins. Both stars are under the age of 30, and could very well be on their way to Hall of Fame careers. However as we learned with the Cy Young, it is does not give you an automatic pass to Cooperstown. We will begin our look from 1931, which…
First off, we would like to congratulate both R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets and David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays. Both captured their first ever Cy Young Awards for being the best Pitcher in their respective Leagues. This got us thinking……does the Cy Young Award equal a future Hall of Fame induction? Actually we were quite amazed how many winners of the prestigious award were not even fringe candidates for Cooperstown. From 1956 to 1966 there was only one trophy awarded to the best pitcher overall. In that time span, seven of ten winners were enshrined. This…
With it being the Hall of Fame weekend in Hockey (though there is no actual hockey being played in regards to the biggest league of the game), it seemed like a perfect time for us to look forward. As you have noticed, we have diligently worked on futures for the Baseball section. We are doing same for Hockey. We have isolated ten players who we think may be worthy of some consideration for the greatest post career prize. They are: Brian RafalskiChris OsgoodDominik HasekDoug WeightMark RecchiMike ModanoOwen NolanPavol DemitraPeter ForsbergSandis Ozolinsh  You know what to do! Check them out and…
There may not be an NHL season, but this weekend the Hockey Hall of Fame officially inducts its latest class into Toronto. The class is a solid one, headlined by Joe Sakic who enters on his first year of eligibility. The native of British Colombia won every accolade worth winning in hockey. He is a former Hart Trophy winner and Stanley Cup Champion. His trophy case also includes an Olympic Gold Medal, a World Junior Gold Medal, A Lady Byng and a First Team All Star Selection. Had Sakic not entered in his first year, it would have been considered…
With a special thanks to our regular contributor, Spheniscus, we are please here at notinhalloffame.com to unveil our revised NASCAR list. With our numbers 1, 3 and 4 (Herb Thomas, Buck Baker and Rusty Wallace) all inducted, a major shift in the top five has occurred. Tim Flock (Last year’s number #2 choice) has taken over the “Pole Position”. Joe Weatherly, Dale Jarrett, Bobby Isaac and Rex White were ranked 5, 7, 6 and 8 respectively last year and are now are top five. It was not a stellar year for new entries as only Sterling Marlin (25) has a…
Listening to the Dan Patrick Show today, former Home Run Slugger Mark McGwire declared that he would not vote for himself for the Baseball Hall of Fame. His rationale was simple; and though he did not exactly say it point blank, it was his belief that as a former PED user he did not meet the guidelines that are in place. He would go on to say that it was a perception that he would not fight and that he had the utmost respect or the Hall of Fame. It is not like this declaration is likely to change the…
It may not have gotten a lot of attention around sports circles, even in the Basektball-centric ones, but Mehmet Okur retired today. At only the age of 33, Okur cited injuries and an inability to play at a high level for the reason for his retirement. He lasted played for the Nets, where he had career lows in all major categories. The name Mehmet Okur may not seem synonymous with legend, nor will he be someone that we will champion on our Notinhalloffame.com Basketball List. However, he did establish some interesting NBA footnotes with an International scope. Okur became the…
Recently, we unveiled the 2015 Future List for the Baseball Hall of Fame. How about we take it one step further? We here at Notinhalloffame.com have now taken it to the year 2016. Here are the people who you can vote and give your opinions on for that class.  Bengie MolinaBilly WagnerBob HowryBrad AusmusChan Ho ParkChristian GuzmanDamaso MarteDavid EcksteinFernando TatisGarrett AndersonGary Matthews Jr.Jason KendallJay PaytonJeff WeaverJim EdmondsJose GuillenKen Griffey Jr.Luis CastilloMark GrudzielanekMike HamptonMike LowellMike SweeneyRandy WinnRuss OrtizRuss SpringerTrevor HoffmanTroy Glaus  You know what to do! Take a look and cast your vote!      
Ten names have been named by the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Pre Integration Committee. It is a list that features names that have a prominent ranking on our Notinhalloffame.com Baseball List. Let’s take a look at who is on the ballot! Bill Dahlen: This one makes us very happy. Ranked #6 on our list, the mean tempered “Bad” Bill Dahlen has been a champion of sabremetricians for years. With a career WAR in the top fifty, Dahlen did have solid traditional numbers as well. This is the second time he has been nominated by the Pre Induction committee, although he…
I feel like I just wrote about this. Former professional wrestler, Brad Armstrong passed away today at the age of 51. Only two weeks ago, Mike Graham died and the coincidences between the two are eerily similar. Both came from a successful wrestling family, were technical marvels in the ring, and were never able to really reach big time status to being poor on the microphone. At this time, the cause of death has not been released, though it was reported that Armstrong did see his physician last week. Our condolences go to the Armstrong family at this time.