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.  That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity.  As such, we are very happy to present our pre-2022 revision of our top 50 Washington Nationals. As for all of our top 50 players in hockey we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in the National League.  3.  Playoff accomplishments. 4.  Their…
The Baseball Hall of Fame has announced the results of the 10-man ballots from both the Early Baseball Era Committee and Golden Days Era Committee for the Class of 2022, and it is a loaded group with six new names inducted. Bud Fowler and Buck O’Neill were chosen by the Early Baseball Era Committee and Jim Kaat, Minnie Minoso, Tony Oliva and Gil Hodges were selected by the Golden Days Era Committee. Bud Fowler, P, 3B, 2B, MAN.  Fowler not only had a long career in the late 1800s, he is considered to be one of the first African-American baseball players…
Pro Football lost a great one today as Hall of Fame Defensive End, Claude Humphrey, passed away.  He was 77 years old. A First Round Pick from Tennessee State in 1968 by the Atlanta Falcons, Humphrey won the Defensive Rookie of the Year and would be named to six Pro Bowls.  A two-time First Team All-Pro, Humphrey played for Atlanta until 1978, joining the Philadelphia Eagles for three seasons before he retired in 1981.  He had 130.0 Sacks over his career. Humphrey was inducted into Canton in 2014 as a senior candidate, and he is also a member of the Atlanta Falcons Ring…
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 Los Angeles Angels.  The Los Angeles Angels came into existence in 1961 as an expansion team, and while they were (and are) still secondary to the Dodgers, the constant name changes didn't help.  They went from the Los Angeles Angels (1961-65) to the California Angels (1965-96), Anaheim Angels (1997-2004), Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005-15), and back to the Los Angeles…
The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced four new groups who will be honored by the Canton-based institution.  The four new categories are Assistant Coaches, Athletic Trainers, Equipment Managers and Public Relations.  All winners will receive Awards of Excellence and their names will be displayed in a designated area starting in 2022. There will be five members of the inaugural class for each group. Committees have already been announced for each group. Assistant Coaches Selection Committee: Jimmy Raye, NFL consultant, retired offensive coordinator Tony Dungy, NBC “Sunday Night Football” studio analyst, retired head coach Bill Cowher, CBS studio analyst, retired…
The Black College Football Hall of Fame announced 29 Finalists for the Class of 2022.  They will announce the Class on December 28. The Finalists were chosen from 200 nominees by an 11-member committee. The Player Finalists are: Joe Adams: Quarterback, Tennessee State, 1977-80. Antoine Bethea: Defensive Back, Howard, 2002-05. Verlon Biggs: Defensive End, Jackson State, 1962-64. Dwaine Board: Defensive End, North Carolina State, 1975-78. Vince Buck: Central State University. 1986-89. Ben Coates: Tight End, Livingstone College, 1987-90. Clem Daniels: Running Back, Prairie View A&M, 1956-59. Kevin Dent: Wide Receiver, Alcorn State, 1995-98. Donald Evans: Defensive Lineman, Winston-Salem State, 1984-87. Leslie…
We have updated our Baseball futures, opening the 2025 section of all the new players who will be eligible for Cooperstown that year. Those former players are: Adam Jones:  Jones played for Baltimore for the majority of his career, and he was a five-time All-Star, four-time Gold Glove winner and one-time Silver Slugger.  He had 1,939 Hits and 282 Home Runs. Ben Zobrist:  Zobrist won two World Series Rings, one with Kansas City in 2015, and the year after in Boston, where he was the World Series MVP.  He was also a three-time All-Star. Brian McCann:  McCann was an Atlanta Brave for the majority of…
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, coaches and executives.  As such, it is news to us that the Minnesota Wild have announced that they will be retiring the number 9 of Mikko Koivu, making him the first player in franchise history to have his jersey retired.  The #1 was already retired by the organization to honor the fans.  The event will take place during their home game on March…

RIP: Curley Culp

Pro Football legend, Curley Culp passed away today due to complications from pancreatic cancer.  He was 75 years old. Culp announced earlier in the month that he had stage 4 cancer. Known for his raw strength, Culp was an All-American at Arizona State.  The Denver Broncos took him with their Second Round Pick in 1968, but they considered him a bad fit, and too short to make it in the NFL.  They traded him to the Kansas City Chiefs, and a year later, he was named an AFL All-Star, and was a large part of the team that won Super Bowl IV.  With Kansas…
We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential. Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least number of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact. Last time, we looked at the Hank Aaron Award.  We now have one of our last Baseball awards, the MLB…