Not in Hall of Fame News

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 Seattle Mariners.  Entering the American League as an expansion team in 1977, the Seattle Mariners have had a lot of great players, but despite that, they are the only team to have never appeared in the World Series.   As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they…
We have another significant retirement in the world of the National Football League, although many people outside of the New England fan base might understand why this is the case. James Develin, the New England Patriots’ Fullback has announced his retirement through a post on his Instagram.  He had this to say: “Due to unforeseen complications with the injury that ended my season last year, I have decided it is both in my and my family's best interest to retire from the game of football.  I've always maintained a belief that in the sport, the team is MUCH more important than myself…
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 Oakland Athletics.  The Athletics were a charter member of the American League in 1901 when they were located in Philadelphia. While they played on the East Coast, they were owned and ran by Connie Mack, who had his share of success and failures.  When they were good, they boasted Hall of Fame players like Lefty Grove, Chief Bender and Jimmie Foxx, and…
The World Golf Hall of Fame announced what appears to be the final inductee for the Class of 2021 in Susie Maxwell Berning.  She joins Tiger Woods, Tim Finchem and Marion Hollins. Berning went pro in 1964 where she won the LPGA Rookie of the Year, and a year later, she won her first tournament.  Berning won 11 LPGA events in total, including three U.S. Women’s Opens (1968, 1972 & 1973).  This brings the total of inductees to 164. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate all four of the impending members of the 2021 World Golf Hall of Fame.
Hall of Fame related lists are at the forefront of what we do. Hell, it is in the name of our site; Notinhalloffame.com! The problem (or actually our perpetual joy) is that we have to continuously revise lists, most of them annually.  With the ones in reference to the main Halls of Fame, we try to tackle the revisions immediately.  With that in mind, we are pleased to have our new Notinhalloffame.com Basketball list of those to consider for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Before we get into it, please note that this list only covers the male candidates.  We may look at…
A couple of weeks ago, the World Golf Hall of Fame announced that Tiger Woods would be going into their Hall in the Class of 2021.  At the time of that proclamation, he was the only name announced, and we speculated if it would be a solo class.  In the last forty years, if there was any golfer who could be worthy as a sole representative, it is Woods.  The Golf Hall, who relaxed their 50-year-old minimum threshold, to 45 years of age, recently, likely did so that they could induct Woods five years early, so if the entire day was to be…
After weeks of staggered announcements, the University of Nebraska’s Athletic Hall of Fame has finished unveiling the six names who will comprise their Class of 2000. The Class comprises: Amanda Burgoyne, Bowling:  Burgoyne helped Nebraska win the National Title in 2004 and 2005, and in the latter championship, she was named the Most Outstanding Player.  Eric Crouch, Football:  This is a special year for the former Cornhuskers Quarterback, as this year he was also named to the College Football Hall of Fame.  In 2001, Crouch won the Davey O’Brien Award, Walter Camp Award, the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year and the…
The day after the WWE released or furloughed a significant percentage of their roster due to financial issues stemming from Covid-19, the dark cloud over the largest wrestling organization continues as it was announced that Howard Finkel passed away.  He was 69 years old. Finkel was the first employee of the WWE, when Vince McMahon Sr. hired him in 1975.  Over the years, Finkel has been the ring announcer at Madison Square Gardens, Pay Per Views, and numerous television shows until 2000, when he was replaced by Lillian Garcia.  He remained employed by the WWE in an office role. Finkel would occasionally be…

RIP: Willie Davis

The Green Bay Packers lost one of its own as former Defensive End, Willie Davis passed away after a long battle with kidney-related problems. He was 85 years old. Playing his college ball at Grambling, Davis was drafted in the 15thRound by the Cleveland Browns, but due to military service, he did not suit up on the gridiron until 1958.  Davis was with the Browns for two years, but he was not a starter there, and he was traded to Green Bay in 1960, which was where he became part of a dynasty. Davis started at Left Defensive End for the Packers…
While it was widely speculated that this was the case, 2018 World Series MVP, Steve Pearce, announced his retirement last night on WEEI, a radio station in Boston. Pearce debuted in the Majors with Pittsburgh in 2007, and he would have stops in Baltimore, Houston, New York (AL), Baltimore (again), Tampa, Toronto, and finally Boston.  He was never a regular starter, and the most Hits he ever had in a year was 99, which was in 2014 with the Orioles.   Pearce’s defensive versatility and occasional power kept him employed, and in the 2018 World Series, he belted three Home Runs, with…