Not in Hall of Fame News

It looks like Roy Halladay’s plaque won’t be the only one created this year that won’t have a logo on it as the Baseball Hall of Fame has announced that after discussions with Mike Mussina that he too will go with a blank cap. Mussina was asked this question three days ago when he was elected and he announced that he had not yet decided.  In 10 seasons as a Baltimore Oriole, Mussina went 147-81 with 1,535 Strikeouts and a bWAR of 47.8.  He was almost as good as a New York Yankee where in 8 seasons went 123-72 with 1,278 Strikeouts…
It was announced today that the ballcap on the plaque of Roy Halladay will not emblazon either that of the Toronto Blue Jays or Philadelphia Phillies.  Halladay’s widow Brandy had this to say about the decision: "We decided. We talked about it.  There's no way to decide between the two teams, and I know we've spent the majority of our time in Toronto. Toronto gave us that chance, that base at the start, but Philly also gave us a chance to win and the passion that we wanted, and there's no way to choose and so we decided that he'll go in…
The day after the Baseball Hall of Fame, or really any Hall for that matter the natural conversation comes to those who will be eligible soon.  Alex Rodriquez will be eligible for Cooperstown in 2022 and he was asked by ESPN’s First Take about Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, who both saw their tally creep towards 60% on their seventh year of eligibility. A-Rod had this to say: "Look, I pray every day I get a chance to get in. The Hall of Fame is the ultimate place. If you think about Roger and Barry specifically ... if you stopped their career…
We love this day! Regular visitors to Notinhalloffame.com know how much we consider the announcement of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class to be our Christmas.  If that is the case, then the announcement of the Baseball Hall of Fame Class is like our Birthday. Let’s get right into the votes! As expected, Mariano Rivera enters the Baseball Hall of Fame on his first year of eligibility.  Rivera is without question the greatest Relief Pitcher in the history of Baseball and he retired with 652 Saves, the all-time record.  A thirteen time All Star who spent his entire career with the New York…
The Canadian Music Hall of Fame has announced that Corey Hart will become the 52ndmember into their Hall of Fame. The Montreal born singer burst onto the scene with his hit “Sunglasses at Night” in 1984, which was a hit in both Canada and the United States.  While today that song might be the most enduring song of Hart’s career it was not actually his biggest in terms of chart success.  In 1985, he would release his sophomore album, “Boy in the Box”, which yielded his first #1 hit in Canada, “Never Surrender”, which peaked at #3 in the United States and…
Yes, 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 Philadelphia Phillies, two time World Series Champions (1980 & 2008). As for all of our top 50 players in basketball we look at the following:  Advanced Statistics. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League. 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…
As we are deep into the NFL Playoffs a member of the most successful post season team of all time died today as former Miami Dolphin, Bob Kuechenberg passed away today at age 71.   A Dolphin for all fourteen of his NFL seasons, Kuechenberg played 196 Games, starting 176 of them predominantly at Left Guard.  Kuechenberg was a member of the Dolphin’s perfect 1972 14-0 Super Bowl VII team and he would help them repeat as champions in Super Bowl VIII.  He would be chosen for six Pro Bowls and two First Team All Pros.   He is ranked #43 on our Notinhalloffame.com…
The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced their Class of 2019 today and let’s get right into the new members: Dallas Austin.  Austin has written many major hits for acts like Boyz II Men (Motownphilly), TLC (Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg) and Madonna (Secret).   Missy Elliott.  Elliott makes history as the first female rapper to enter the Songwriters Hall of Fame. She has five top ten hits. Tom T. Hall.  Hall wrote twelve country music number ones and one crossover number one with “Harper Valley P.T.A.” John Prine.  Prine was a surprise nominee for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this past year and…

Rick Nash Retires

We have a sudden retirement to talk about as Rick Nash has retired from professional hockey. In a statement from his agent the retirement stemmed from “unresolved issues from the concussion sustained last March”.  That was one of many concussions that Nash sustained over his career. A six time All Star, Nash was the first overall pick in 2002 by the Columbus Blue Jackets and in his second season he would win the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Award as the leading goal scorer in the National Hockey League.  Nash played for Columbus for nine seasons and after his rookie season he never had less…
Last year we speculated that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame did not induct Radiohead on their first year of eligibility due to the band stating that they would not attend due the ceremony (if chosen) due to having a prior commitment (a concert in South America).  The band had been quiet leading up to the announcement of the Class of 2019 in regards to whether they would attend if inducted this year, but we now know that at least one member will not be attending. In an interview with Variety, Radiohead frontman said that he personally would not be…