News https://www.notinhalloffame.com Sat, 10 Apr 2021 18:06:32 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb The Senior Bowl HOF Class of 2021 has been announced https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13281-the-senior-bowl-hof-class-of-2021-has-been-announced https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13281-the-senior-bowl-hof-class-of-2021-has-been-announced The Senior Bowl HOF Class of 2021 has been announced
You know that we love our Halls of Fame here…it is kind of in the name! As such, it is interesting to us that the Senior Bowl Hall of Fame has announced five new members to their institution.  The Hall is designed to pay tribute to former players who have made lasting contributions to the game of football.  The first Class occurred in 1988. The five inductees are: Patrick Surtain: Surtain went in the 2ndRound (44thOverall) in the 1998 Draft after being the Conference USA Player of the Year.  The Cornerback played 11 seasons, seven with Miami, where he was a three-time Pro Bowl Selection.  Surtain recorded 37 Interceptions over his career. Fred Taylor: Taylor was a Bowl Alliance National Champion with the Florida Gators and he stayed in the state when he was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars as the ninth overall pick in 1998.  Taylor played 11 years with the Jags, and another two with the New England Patriots, where he was a one-time Pro Bowler with 11,695 career Rushing Yards and 66 Rushing Touchdowns. Taylor is already a member of the Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame and University Florida Athletic Hall of Fame.  Subsequently, he is also part of the “Pride of the Jaguars”, Jacksonville’s version of the Ring of Honor. Joe Staley: The San Francisco 49ers chose Staley 28thOverall in 2007 from Central Michigan, and the Offensive Tackle played his entire pro career there, which extended until 2019.  Staley was a six-time Pro Bowler and 2010s All-Decade Team Selection. Reggie Wayne: Wayne was a 14-year veteran at Wide Receiver who was the 30thOverall Pick from Miami in 2001.  Playing his entire career with the Indianapolis Colts, Wayne helped Indianapolis win Super Bowl XLI, and the six-time Pro Bowler accumulated 14,345 Receiving Yards with 82 Touchdowns. Cameron Jordan: Jordan was chosen 24thOverall in 2011 by the New Orleans Saints, which is the team that the Defensive End still plays for.  A 2010s All-Decade Team Selection, Jordan went to six Pro Bowls and was a First Team All-Pac-10 nod in 2010 with California. The Senior Bowl is a post-season college football game which features NFL Draft prospects who have completed their eligibility.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 09 Apr 2021 20:43:33 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Buffalo Bills have been revised to reflect the 2020 Season https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13280-our-all-time-top-50-buffalo-bills-have-been-revised-to-reflect-the-2020-season https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13280-our-all-time-top-50-buffalo-bills-have-been-revised-to-reflect-the-2020-season Our All-Time Top 50 Buffalo Bills have been revised to reflect the 2020 Season
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-2021 revision of our top 50 Buffalo Bills of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in football we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NFL.  3. Playoff accomplishments. 4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. There is one new addition in the Top 50, but nothing affecting our top five.  As always, we announce them below. They are: 1. Bruce Smith 2. Thurman Thomas 3. O.J. Simpson 4. Jim Kelly 5. Andre Reed You can find the entire list here. The new entry is Cornerback, Tre’Davious Whitewho enters at #48. Notably, Quarterback, Josh Allen and Linebacker, Tremaine Edmunds were closing in on the top 50 but did not make it.  Similar 2021 seasons will put both on the list on out next update. We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 09 Apr 2021 20:34:35 +0000
RIP: DMX https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13279-rip-dmx https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13279-rip-dmx RIP: DMX
A sad day in the world of Rap Music has occurred as Earl Simmons, known professionally as DMX, has passed away at the age of 50.  DMX had a heart attack last week, and had been on life support for many days. Known for his gruff voice and gritty lyrics, DMX took over as the top rapper in the late 90s and early 00s following the passing of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G.  DMX had five number one albums, and while he looked tough and sounded profane, he was incredibly relatable and complex. DMX also branched out into the acting, most notably in Cradle 2 the Grave with Jet Li.  His music petered out in the 2010s, and he struggled with drug and legal problems that destroyed his output and creativity. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the fans, friends and family of DMX.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 09 Apr 2021 13:30:12 +0000
The Cincinnati Bengals announce the creation of a Ring of Honor https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13275-the-cincinnati-bengals-announce-the-creation-of-a-ring-of-honor https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13275-the-cincinnati-bengals-announce-the-creation-of-a-ring-of-honor The Cincinnati Bengals announce the creation of a Ring of Honor
We can’t tell you how much we love this. The Cincinnati Bengals have announced the creation of the Bengals Ring of Honor, which will have four names in their inaugural class, two of which, they have already named.  Those two are Paul Brown and Anthony Munoz. Brown, who built the Cleveland Browns decades earlier and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1967, became the inaugural Head Coach of the Bengals in 1968.  Serving in that capacity until 1975, Brown brought Cincinnati to the playoffs in 1970, the earliest at that time that an expansion team made the playoffs. Munoz is considered to be one of the best Offensive Linemen of all time, and he played all 13 of his NFL seasons (1980-92) with the Bengals.  He was an 11-time All-Pro, and was a first-ballot inductee for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998. The other two names will be decided by the Bengals season ticket holders and suite owners.  In May, the Bengals will put forth a ballot for them to vote on. We have said often and loudly that the Bengals have done an awful job in celebrating their past stars and their history.  
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 08 Apr 2021 10:06:08 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Detroit Red Wings are now up https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13274-our-all-time-top-50-detroit-red-wings-are-now-up https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13274-our-all-time-top-50-detroit-red-wings-are-now-up Our All-Time Top 50 Detroit Red Wings are now up
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 Detroit Wings.  An Original Six franchise, the Detroit Red Wings have been a “streaky” team as they have had periods of either feast or famine. Beginning in 1926 as the Cougars, the team was renamed the Falcons before adopting the Red Wings moniker in 1932.  Detroit would win two Stanley Cups that decade (1936 & 1937), with another in 1943, then after a drop, would rebound in the 1950s led by Gordie Howe. The Red Wings won Cups in 1950, 1952, 1954 & 1955, and were arguably a league-dynasty. After years of heartache, it was not until the arrival of Steve Yzerman, Niklas Lidstrom and the “Russian Five” where their fortunes turned.  They won Cups 8 through 11 in 1997, 1998, 2002 and 2008. Our Top 50 lists in baseball look at the following: 1.  Advanced Statistics. 2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the National Hockey League. 3. Playoff accomplishments. 4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories. This list is updated up until the end of the 2019/20 Season. The complete list can be found here,but as always, we announce our top five in this article.  They are: 1. Gordie Howe 2. Niklas Lidstrom 3. Steve Yzerman 4. Terry Sawchuk 5. Ted Lindsay We will continue our adjustments on our existing lists and will continue developing our new lists.   Look for our more material coming soon! As always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 07 Apr 2021 21:20:52 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Baltimore Ravens have been revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13273-our-all-time-top-50-baltimore-ravens-have-been-revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13273-our-all-time-top-50-baltimore-ravens-have-been-revised Our All-Time Top 50 Baltimore Ravens have been revised
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-2021 revision of our top 50 Baltimore Ravens of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NFL.  3. Playoff accomplishments. 4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. There are two new additions in the Top 50, and some jumps by active Ravens, but nothing affecting our top five.  As always, we announce them below They are: 1. Ray Lewis 2. Ed Reed 3. Jonathan Ogden 4. Terrell Suggs 5. Haloti Ngata You can find the entire list here. The changes are: Justin Tucker, the best Place Kicker of the last decade has moved up from #16 to #13.   Lamar Jackson, the enigmatic Quarterback and former MVP rocketed from #30 to #19. Cornerback, Jimmy Smith, moved up one spot to #40. Linebacker, Matt Judon, who signed with the New England Patriots on the offseason, climbed up six spots to #42. The new entries are Cornerback,Marlon Humphreyand Offensive Lineman, Orlando Brown Jr., who debut at #48 and #49 respectively. We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 07 Apr 2021 19:43:19 +0000
The WWE Hall of Fame adds ten new names to their legacy wing https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13271-the-wwe-hall-of-fame-adds-ten-new-names-to-their-legacy-wing https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13271-the-wwe-hall-of-fame-adds-ten-new-names-to-their-legacy-wing The WWE Hall of Fame adds ten new names to their legacy wing
Last night, the WWE held their Hall of Fame ceremony and in addition to the names that had been previously announced, the WWE added new names to their legacy wing. Inducted as part of the 2020 Class were: Ray Stevens Brickhouse Brown “Dr. Death” Steve Williams Baron Michele Leone Gary Hart Inducted as part of the 2021 Class were: Dick the Bruiser Pez Whatley Buzz Sawyer Ethel Johnson Paul Boesch We will be working on our WWE revisions, which should be done later this month.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 07 Apr 2021 09:00:22 +0000
Is Larry Fitzgerald Retiring? https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13268-is-larry-fitzgerald-retiring https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13268-is-larry-fitzgerald-retiring Is Larry Fitzgerald Retiring?
There has been a lot of speculation of late that Larry Fitzgerald, the free agent Wide Receiver, will be retiring shortly.  If he does, this would make a loaded group of first ballot eligible even stronger, as Drew Brees, Philip Rivers, Jason Witten and Maurkice Pouncey have all called it a career in 2020. Fitzgerald, who is 37, had career-lows last season (54 Receptions, 409 Yards, 1 Touchdown), and after 17 seasons in the National Football League, this might be it.  Playing his entire career with the Arizona Cardinals, Fitzgerald has accumulated 17,492 Receiving Yards, which is second all-time behind Jerry Rice, who is more than 5,000 Yards ahead of him.  Fitzgerald’s 121 Touchdowns are currently sixth all-time. If Fitzgerald plays in 2021, it won’t likely be with Arizona, who just signed A.J. Green.  In our 2020 pre-season rank of active players with Hall of Fame credentials, Fitzgerald was ranked #5. We don’t what Fitzgerald will be doing in 2021, but we will always wish him the best at whatever it is.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 05 Apr 2021 18:58:37 +0000
Ozzy Osbourne named to the WWE Hall of Fame https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13265-ozzy-osbourne-named-to-the-wwe-hall-of-fame https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13265-ozzy-osbourne-named-to-the-wwe-hall-of-fame Ozzy Osbourne named to the WWE Hall of Fame
We thought that the WWE Hall of Fame had completed their selections for the combined 2020/2021 Classes, but we were wrong. Ozzy Osbourne, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the lead singer of Black Sabbath, will be joining William Shatner as the second Celebrity Wing inductee. Osbourne was in the corner of the British Bulldogs at Wrestlemania 2 when they won the WWF World Tag Team Championship and during the RAW Guest Host era, he was one of the more entertaining ones. He also performed live at a Smackdown show in 2007. He joins JBL, Jushin Liger, the NWO, Davey Boy Smith, The Bella Twins, Molly Holly, Eric Bischoff, Rob Van Dam, Kane, The Great Khali and the Warrior Award recipient, Titus O’Neill. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Ozzy Osbourne for earning this honor.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 05 Apr 2021 09:45:34 +0000
Roy Williams Retires https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13264-roy-williams-retires https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13264-roy-williams-retires Roy Williams Retires
An era has come to an end in North Carolina. At age 70, Roy Williams is announcing that he is retiring after an 18-year run as the Head Basketball Coach at UNC.  Williams brought the Tar Heels to three NCAA Championships (2005, 2009 & 2017), and won 903 Games over his 33 years as a Head Coach. Williams was also the Head Coach at Kansas for 15 years, where he brought the Jayhawks to four Final Fours and two National Title Games.   Williams, who was inducted both the Naismith Basketball, and College Basketball Hall of Fame, is also a nominee for our first-ever class for our United States Athletic Hall of Fame, which you can all vote on. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to wish Roy Williams the best in his post-coaching life.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 01 Apr 2021 14:27:10 +0000
William Shatner named to the WWE Hall of Fame https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13261-william-shatner-named-to-the-wwe-hall-of-fame https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13261-william-shatner-named-to-the-wwe-hall-of-fame William Shatner named to the WWE Hall of Fame
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 30 Mar 2021 15:30:47 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Baltimore Orioles have been revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13210-our-all-time-top-50-baltimore-orioles-have-been-revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13210-our-all-time-top-50-baltimore-orioles-have-been-revised Our All-Time Top 50 Baltimore Orioles have been revised
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-2021 revision of our top 50 Baltimore Orioles of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League.  3. Playoff accomplishments. 4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. There are no new additions in the Top 50, though there were minor changes through the list, but nothing affecting our top five.  As always, we announce them here. They are: 1. Cal Ripken Jr. 2. JimPalmer 3. BrooksRobinson 4. George Sisler 5. Eddie Murray You can find the entire list here. We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sun, 28 Mar 2021 20:15:24 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Chicago White Sox have been revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13209-our-all-time-top-50-chicago-white-sox-have-been-revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13209-our-all-time-top-50-chicago-white-sox-have-been-revised Our All-Time Top 50 Chicago White Sox have been revised
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-2021 revision of our top 50 Chicago White Sox of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League.  3. Playoff accomplishments. 4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. There are no new additions in the Top 50, though there were minor changes through the list, but nothing affecting our top five.  As always, we announce them here. They are: 1. Frank Thomas 2. Ed Walsh 3. Luke Appling 4. TedLyons 5. Red Faber You can find the entire list here. Jose Abreu, who won the MVP in 2020, rocketed up to #33 to #20. We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sun, 28 Mar 2021 14:13:45 +0000
RIP: Howard Schnellenberger https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13208-rip-howard-schnellenberger https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13208-rip-howard-schnellenberger RIP: Howard Schnellenberger
Howard Schnellenberger, the football coach who led the University of Miami to their first National Championship, died today.  He was 87 years old. Before he took over the Hurricanes program, Schnellenberger had previously been a head coach for the Baltimore Colts and was coming off a four-year run as the Miami Dolphins Offensive Coordinator. The Hurricanes had never been a college football power before Schnellenberger arrived, and he oversaw an unexpected transformation, taking Miami from doormats to champions in five years.  He left the program after that 1983 National Championship, but the culture in Miami was forever changed, with the Hurricanes winning three of the next six titles. Schnellenberger went on to coach Louisville, Oklahoma and in 2001, he built the Florida Atlantic program from scratch.  He had an overall college coaching record of 158-151-3. We would like to offer our condolences to the friends and family of Howard Schnellenberger. 
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sat, 27 Mar 2021 15:08:33 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Boston Red Sox have been revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13207-our-all-time-top-50-boston-red-sox-have-been-revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13207-our-all-time-top-50-boston-red-sox-have-been-revised Our All-Time Top 50 Boston Red Sox have been revised
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-2021 revision of our top 50 Boston Red Sox of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League.  3. Playoff accomplishments. 4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. There was one new addition in our Top 50, though there were minor changes through the list, but nothing affecting our top five.  As always, we announce them here. They are: 1. Ted Williams 2. Carl Yastrzemski 3. Roger Clemens 4. Wade Boggs 5. Cy Young You can find the entire list here. The new entry is Xander Bogaerts, who debuts at #42. We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sat, 27 Mar 2021 11:02:42 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Tampa Bay Rays have been revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13206-our-all-time-top-50-tampa-bay-rays-have-been-revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13206-our-all-time-top-50-tampa-bay-rays-have-been-revised Our All-Time Top 50 Tampa Bay Rays have been revised
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 the pre-2021 update of our top 50 Tampa Bay Rays of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League.  3. Playoff accomplishments. 4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. There are three new additions, and one significant jump, but nothing that impacts our top five.  As always, we announce our top five immediately, but out full list can be found here. 1. Evan Longoria 2. Carl Crawford 3. Ben Zobrist 4. David Price 5. Kevin Kiermaier The three new entries are: Infielder, Joey Wendle, enters at #36.  Second Baseman, Brandon Lowecomes in at #40.  Outfielder, Austin Meadowsdebuts at #49. The only significant jump of an active player, Shortstop, Willy Adames, climbed from #36 to #31. We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 26 Mar 2021 20:05:52 +0000
Kane and The Great Khali named to the WWE Hall of Fame https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13197-kane-and-the-great-khali-named-to-the-wwe-hall-of-fame https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13197-kane-and-the-great-khali-named-to-the-wwe-hall-of-fame Kane and The Great Khali named to the WWE Hall of Fame
Two weeks away from Wrestlemania, it was announced that two former World Heavyweight Champions, Kane and the Great Khali will be entering the WWE Hall of Fame. Glenn Jacobs, who performed for over two decades as Kane, had his induction announced on this morning’s WWE Network program, The Bump.  The announcement for Khali came from a video from WWE Now India, where it was announced by his former on-screen manager, Ranjin Singh. Jacobs first joined the WWE as Isaac Yankem DDS, the personal dentist for Jerry Lawler.  After a year, he was repackaged as the fake “Diesel”, which was also brief.  In the Fall of 1997, third time was the charm for Jacobs, as became Kane, the kayfabe brother of the Undertaker, which would become the persona he wrestled under for over twenty years. Kane became one of the most durable characters in WWE history, going through many changes and winning multiple titles along the way.  He would have huge matches against the Undertaker, Mick Foley, Triple H and many others and was twice the Heavyweight Champion, and a Grand Slam Champion (winning four major titles) with the WWE.  He last appeared as a surprise entrant in this year’s Royal Rumble. From India, Khali debuted for the WWE in 2006, and would win the World Heavyweight Title in July the following season.  Standing well over seven feet tall, Khali was not a good wrestler, but he would prove to be marketable in the Indian market.  Late in his career, he would be a comedic wrestler, portraying a Punjabi Playboy. In our latest ranking of those to consider for the WWE Hall of Fame, Kane was at #6, with Khali all the way back at #202. The 2021 Class also comprises Molly Holly and Eric Bischoff. It will be a dual ceremony with the 2020 Class; the Bella Twins, JBL, Jushin “Thunder” Liger, “The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith and the New World Order (Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash & Sean Waltman.   We would like to congratulate both Kane and the Great Khali for obtaining this honor.  
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 24 Mar 2021 13:42:14 +0000
Batista removed from this year's WWE Hall of Fame https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13196-batista-removed-from-this-year-s-wwe-hall-of-fame https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13196-batista-removed-from-this-year-s-wwe-hall-of-fame Batista removed from this year's WWE Hall of Fame
So, we have one less WWE Hall of Famer? Batista was scheduled to enter the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the COVID-19-pushed back Class of 2020.  As we have learned, due to scheduling conflicts, the former multi-time WWE Champion will not be inducted this year. It had been speculated as Batista was no longer listed as part of the Hall on WWE.com, and the “Animal” himself, confirmed it on Twitter: To the @WWEUniverse Unfortunately due to previous obligations I am unable to be a part of the @WWE #HOF this year. By my request they have agreed to induct me at a future ceremony where I’ll be able to properly thank the fans and people who made my career possible #DreamChaser”  We assume that Batista will be part of a future class. The 2020 Class now comprises the Bella Twins, JBL, Jushin “Thunder” Liger, “The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith and the New World Order (Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash & Sean Waltman.  Eric Bischoff and Molly Holly have already been named to the 2021 Class. We will be paying close attention to see who else will be part of the 2021 Class, and we will revise our Notinhalloffame WWE list after Wrestlemania.  
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 24 Mar 2021 09:28:52 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Oakland Athletics have been revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13194-our-all-time-top-50-oakland-athletics-have-been-revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13194-our-all-time-top-50-oakland-athletics-have-been-revised Our All-Time Top 50 Oakland Athletics have been revised
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 the pre-2021 update of our top 50 Oakland Athletics of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League.  3. Playoff accomplishments. 4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. There is only one new addition near the bottom part of our list.  As always, we announce our top five immediately, but out full list can be found here. 1. Lefty Grove 2. Rickey Henderson 3. Jimmie Foxx 4. Eddie Plank 5. Al Simmons There was some minor tinkering on the list due to the changing values from Baseball Reference.  No active Athletics made the list, but the altering advanced stats led to former 1930s Rightfielder, Wally Moses, replacing Jack Barry. We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 23 Mar 2021 16:09:10 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Seattle Mariners have been revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13193-our-all-time-top-50-seattle-mariners-have-been-revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13193-our-all-time-top-50-seattle-mariners-have-been-revised Our All-Time Top 50 Seattle Mariners have been revised
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 the pre-2021 update of our top 50 Seattle Mariners of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League.  3. Playoff accomplishments. 4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. There is only one new addition near the bottom part of our list.  As always, we announce our top five immediately, but out full list can be found here. 1. Ken Griffey Jr. 2. Edgar Martinez 3. Ichiro Suzuki 4. Felix Hernandez 5. Randy Johnson There was some minor tinkering on the list due to the changing values from Baseball Reference.  The new entry is current staff ace, Marco Gonzales, who debuts at #48. We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 22 Mar 2021 20:57:19 +0000
RIP: Elgin Baylor https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13190-rip-elgin-baylor https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13190-rip-elgin-baylor RIP: Elgin Baylor
The world of basketball lost a legend today as Elgin Baylor passed away from natural causes.  He was 86 years old. Baylor led the Seattle Redhawks to a Final Four Appearance in 1958, and while his team did not win, the All-American was named the Final Four MVP.  His collegiate success netted him the first overall pick that year, going to the Minneapolis Lakers, where he won the Rookie of the Year. The Small Forward went on to be one of the top NBA players of the 1960s, and would be named to ten First Team All-NBA Selections.  Knee problems reduced him to only 11 Games in his last two season, and he retired after the 1971-72 Season, and Baylor left professional basketball with a 27.4 Point and 13.5 Rebound per Game Average.   He would later be the General Manager for the Los Angeles Clippers from 1989 to 2009, though would only see the playoffs twice in that capacity. Baylor was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1977, and his number 22, was retired by the Lakers in 1983. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the fans, friends and family of Elgin Baylor.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 22 Mar 2021 15:12:01 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Chicago Cubs have been revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13188-our-all-time-top-50-chicago-cubs-have-been-revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13188-our-all-time-top-50-chicago-cubs-have-been-revised Our All-Time Top 50 Chicago Cubs have been revised
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 the pre-2021 update of our top 50 Chicago Cubs of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in the National League.  3. Playoff accomplishments. 4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. There is only one new addition, but he is not an active player.  As always, we announce our top five immediately, but out full list can be found here. 1. Cap Anson 2. Ernie Banks 3. Ryne Sandberg 4. Ron Santo 5. Billy Williams There was some minor tinkering on the list due to the changing values from Baseball Reference.  This led to former Infielder, Woody English,replacing Hall of Fame closer, Lee Smith at #50. We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sun, 21 Mar 2021 12:37:35 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 St. Louis Cardinals have been revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13183-our-all-time-top-50-st-louis-cardinals-have-been-revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13183-our-all-time-top-50-st-louis-cardinals-have-been-revised Our All-Time Top 50 St. Louis Cardinals have been revised
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 the pre-2021 update of our top 50 St. Louis Cardinals of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in the National League.  3. Playoff accomplishments. 4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. There are two new additions, but neither are active players.  As always, we announce our top five immediately, but out full list can be found here. 1. Stan Musial 2. Albert Pujols 3. Rogers Hornsby 4. Bob Gibson 5. Ozzie Smith There was some minor tinkering on the list due to the changing values from Baseball Reference. Only one active Cardinal,Yadier Molina, moved up a spot to #13. With the changes of Baseball Reference’s advanced stats, two Pitchers, Steve Carlton, and Slim Sallee replace Tim McCarver and Jesse Burkett respectively at #49 and #50. We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 19 Mar 2021 21:34:10 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Atlanta Braves have been revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13178-our-all-time-top-50-atlanta-braves-have-been-revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13178-our-all-time-top-50-atlanta-braves-have-been-revised Our All-Time Top 50 Atlanta Braves have been revised
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 the pre-2021 update of our top 50 Atlanta Braves of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in the National League.  3. Playoff accomplishments. 4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. There is one new addition, but not an active player.  As always, we announce our top five immediately, but out full list can be found here. 1. Hank Aaron 2. Warren Spahn 3. Kid Nichols 4. Greg Maddux 5. Eddie Mathews There was minor tinkering on the list due to the changing values from Baseball Reference. One major jump took place as Freddie Freeman, the reigning MVP, rocketed from #19 to #13. We have a significant debut, albeit from a player who hasn’t played in over a century.  Jack Stivetts, who was an excellent hitting Pitcher arrives at #40.  We had forgotten to take account his competent batting, which accounts for his high rank. We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 18 Mar 2021 18:05:00 +0000
Eric Bischoff named to the WWE Hall of Fame https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13176-eric-bischoff-named-to-the-wwe-hall-of-fame https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13176-eric-bischoff-named-to-the-wwe-hall-of-fame Eric Bischoff named to the WWE Hall of Fame
The WWE Hall of Fame has announced the second member of the Class of 2021, and it is Eric Bischoff, the former President of World Championship Wrestling. Bischoff first worked in wrestling as an announcer in the American Wrestling Association, and would be hired to announce for WCW, albeit on lower-rated shows.  In 1993, He shockingly won the role of Executive Vice President with WCW, and two years later, he would launch Monday Night Nitro, to run in direct competition with the WWE. Bischoff used the resources of Ted Turner, to not only sign Hulk Hogan, but Kevin Nash and Scott Hall, and Nitro would beat Raw in the ratings 83 weeks in a row.  As this was occurring, Bischoff honed his skills on camera, and played a dastardly heel authoritarian figure.  Bischoff showed marketing skills, cross promoting with other programs, and he became almost as well-known as Vince McMahon. Ratings would sag, and a burned-out Bischoff was fired in 1999, but he would be asked back as his replacement, Vince Russo, was struggling.  He left again in July of 2000, and WCW continued to plummet.  Bischoff made a pitch to buy the wrestling company, but once they lost television, there was no reason for Bischoff to pursue ownership. WCW would be sold to McMahon at a steal, who acquired the back catalogue and trademarks. Hell froze over in 2002, when Bischoff appeared on WWE television as the kayfabe General Manager of Raw. He held that role for three years, and was largely praised for his performance.  Bishoff also later worked for TNA. Bischoff last worked for the WWE in 2019 when he had a brief run as the Executive Director of Smackdown.  He has since made appearances for All Elite Wrestling. It was also announced last week that there will be a special that will include the 2020 and 2021 Classes.  The 2020 Class comprised of the New World Order (Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and X-Pac), John Bradshaw Layfield, the Bella Twins and Jushin “Thunder” Liger. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Eric Bischoff for his impending induction.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 18 Mar 2021 13:18:03 +0000
MAJOR NEWS: We have created the first ever United States Athletic Hall of Fame https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13175-major-news-we-have-created-the-first-ever-united-states-athletic-hall-of-fame https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13175-major-news-we-have-created-the-first-ever-united-states-athletic-hall-of-fame MAJOR NEWS:  We have created the first ever United States Athletic Hall of Fame
This is an exciting day for us at Notinhalloffame.com. The United States Athletic Hall of Fame is now open online. For the first time, a Hall of Fame celebrating the complete breadth of American sports has been created and all inductees will be decided by the public.  Voting begins immediately.  Sports fans will have the opportunity to decide among 130 former athletes, 100 coaches, and 100 contributors to determine the first class. The Class of 2021 will be comprised of 50 athletes, 10 coaches and 10 contributors.  Future classes will be considerably smaller, as the first group is intentionally large to make up for the vast number of worthy candidates that exist. To qualify for the USAHOF, a candidate must be at least 50 years old at the beginning of the year and born in the United States or have represented the United States internationally.  The candidates come from auto racing, baseball, basketball, billiards, bowling, boxing, cycling, diving, figure skating, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, horse racing, mixed martial arts, sailing, soccer, skiing, speed skating, swimming, synchronized swimming, tennis, track & field, triathlon and wrestling. Voting for the 2021 class will remain open until June 15, with voters allowed to vote once per day.  We will be announcing the first class on June 20th.  Moving forward, Juneteenth will be the date of each class’s announcement.  Candidates were chosen by a group consisting of former athletes, writers and bloggers. The United States Athletic Hall of Fame was founded in 2020 and created by Kirk Buchner and Evan Nolan, who co-run Notinhalloffame.com, the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame and the Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The site can be found here: http://www.notinhalloffame.com/usa We thank you for your support, and vote often!
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 17 Mar 2021 09:48:39 +0000
Our Football List has been revised. DeMarcus Ware now #1 https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13172-our-football-list-has-been-revised-demarcus-ware-now-1 https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13172-our-football-list-has-been-revised-demarcus-ware-now-1 Our Football List has been revised.  DeMarcus Ware now #1
As we are approaching the NFL Draft, our Notinhalloffame.com list of 300 former players to consider for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.   As always, whenever we do a revision, four things take place: 1. We remove the names who were chosen.  This took out six players, Peyton Manning (#1), Charles Woodson (#2), Alan Faneca (#4), John Lynch (#25), Calvin Johnson (#27) and Drew Pearson (#28). 2. We add the relevant players who are now eligible for the Hall of Fame. 3. We take into account your votes and comments. 4. We add any players who we should have had listed before. So, let’s get to it! Here is our new top ten: #1. DeMarcus Ware.  Once again, we have a debut of a first-year eligible at the top, but unlike last year’s #1, Peyton Manning, Ware is not a lock to enter Canton immediately.  The Linebacker was a four-time First Team All-Pro, nine-time Pro Bowler and two-time leader in Sacks, and while Ware is mostly known for his work as a Dallas Cowboy, he won a Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos. #2. Randy Gradishar. Gradishar moves up to #2 from #5, and this is the highest ever rank for the former Bronco.  The Linebacker was the Defensive Player of the Year in 1978, and was also a five-time First Team All-Pro, and in 2020 he was a Finalist in the Centennial Slate Class.  Gradishar was also a Finalist twice before, and is only eligible as a Senior Candidate. #3. Chuck Howley.  Howley, who is a former #1, moves back near the top from last year’s #6 rank.  The third Linebacker in a row, was First Team All-Pro five times, and a Super Bowl MVP. Like Gradishar, his only path to the Hall is via the Senior Committee. #4. L.C. Greenwood. Greenwood, who was chosen for the 1970s All-Decade Team, was a key member of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ “Steel Curtain”, and is a four-time Super Bowl Champion.  The Defensive End slid one spot from #3. #5. Roger Craig.  Craig is our highest rated offensive player, and the Running Back moves up two spots.  The former 49er was the 1988 Offensive Player of the Year and he was the first player to rush for 1,000 Yards and receive for 1,000 Yards.  Like Gradishar, Craig was a Centennial Slate nominee. #6. Torry Holt.  Holt was a Finalist the last two years, and it should be only a matter of time, following the selection of his fellow…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sun, 14 Mar 2021 19:15:10 +0000
Drew Brees Retires: Canton in 2026 https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13171-drew-brees-retires-canton-in-2026 https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13171-drew-brees-retires-canton-in-2026 Drew Brees Retires:  Canton in 2026
What has been long expected has finally come to fruition.   New Orleans Quarterback, Drew Brees, announced that he is retiring from the NFL, fifteen years to the day that he signed with the New Orleans Saints. A star at Purdue, Brees was drafted early in the Second Round of the 2001 Draft by the San Diego Chargers, and would take over as the starter in 2002.  A Pro Bowl Selection in 2004, Brees saw the writing on the wall, as San Diego had Philip Rivers waiting in the midst, who they planned to make the starter going forward.  Brees signed with the New Orleans Saints in 2006, and what he accomplished as a Saint has been nothing short of spectacular. Brees became a fixture in the fabric of the city of New Orleans, improving his game under new Head Coach, Sean Payton. Brees led the NFL in Passing Yards in his first year with the Saints, and he was a First Team All-Pro and Pro Bowl Selection.   Brees emerged as one of the top pivots in the NFL, and his decision making and accuracy had few peers. He would lead the NFL in Passing Yards six more times, was a four-time leader in Passing Touchdowns and in 2008 and 2011 was the NFL Offensive Player of the Year.  Brees would lead the Saints to their first and only Super Bowl win in the 2009 season, where he was the MVP of the big game. His humanitarian work in New Orleans became legendary, and it can be argued that Brees’ dedication to the city might have kept the team in Louisiana as there were whispers of the team relocating.  His ascendence and Super Bowl championship after the heels of Hurricane Katrina will never be forgotten in New Orleans, and nor should it ever.  The NFL rewarded him with the Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2006. At present, Brees is first in Pass Completions (7,142), Passing Yards (80,358) and second in Passing Touchdowns (571). He is eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2026, and is a lock to enter in his first year of eligibility. Going into the 2020 Season, we had Brees behind only Tom Brady in our Hall of Fame rank of active players. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to wish Drew Brees the best in his post-playing career and we thank him for the on-field memories.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sun, 14 Mar 2021 17:29:34 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Arizona Diamondbacks have been revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13170-our-all-time-top-50-arizona-diamondbacks-have-been-revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13170-our-all-time-top-50-arizona-diamondbacks-have-been-revised Our All-Time Top 50 Arizona Diamondbacks have been revised
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 the pre-2021 update of our top 50 Arizona Diamondbacks of all-time. 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 overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. There is one new addition, but not an active player.  As always, we announce our top five immediately, but out full list can be found here. 1. Randy Johnson 2. Paul Goldschmidt 3. Brandon Webb 4. Curt Schilling 5. Luis Gonzalez Three active Diamondbacks climbed up the list based off the 2020 season.  2019 All-Star Infielder,Ketel Martemoved from #13 to #11.   Outfielder, David Peraltaadvanced three spots to #16.  Nick Ahmed, their current two-time Gold Glove winning Shortstop, inched up from #20 to #19. Despite the fact that the franchise is relatively young, the only new entry is not an active player, but an early Diamondback Pitcher, Andy Benes, takes the #50 spot.  We had forgotten to take account his competent batting, and he debuts this year, though we expect he will be removed following this year. We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sun, 14 Mar 2021 14:35:45 +0000
RIP: Marvin Hagler https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13167-rip-marvin-hagler https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13167-rip-marvin-hagler RIP: Marvin Hagler
Boxing lost one of its great champions as former Middleweight Champion, Marvin Hagler died today at the age of 66.  It is not known at this time how he passed away. Hagler debuted in 1973 and due to being a southpaw, he struggled for years to find credible opponents.  After amassing 46 wins against 2 defeats, Hagler finally got a World Middleweight Title shot against the Vito Antuofermo, but he was unable to win, as the match went to a 15-round draw.  A year later, in 1980, Hagler defeated Alan Minter from the United Kingdom to win the title. Hagler would dominate the division, first dispatching Fulgencio Obelmeijas of Columbia, and successfully defending against the man he could beat before, Antuofermo.  After five more title defences, Panama’s Roberto Duran took his shot at the champion, but was beat by Hagler by unanimous decision. Hagler beat two more challengers before beating Thomas Hearns in a three-round slugfest.  He then beat John Mugabi for his twelfth consecutive title defence, and it set up a super-fight against Sugar Rey Leonard, the former World Welterweight Champion, who had retired three years earlier. The contest between Leonard and Hagler was arguably the biggest non-Heavyweight fight of the decade, which was won by Leonard by split decision.  It was a highly polarizing fight, but one that screamed for a rematch. Leonard retired again afterward, and when he came out of retirement, he offered Hagler a rematch. Hagler, by this point, had retired himself, having grown weary of awaiting a rematch, and was content to stay retired. Hagler overall have a record of 62-3-2 with 52 KOs. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the fans, friends and family of Marvin Hagler.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sat, 13 Mar 2021 19:38:10 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Philadelphia Phillies have been revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13165-our-all-time-top-50-philadelphia-phillies-have-been-revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13165-our-all-time-top-50-philadelphia-phillies-have-been-revised Our All-Time Top 50 Philadelphia Phillies have been revised
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 the pre-2021 update of our top 50 Philadelphia Phillies of all-time. 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 overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. There are no new additions, but as always, we announce our top five immediately, but out full list can be found here. 1. Mike Schmidt 2. Robin Roberts 3. Steve Carlton 4. Pete Alexander 5. Ed Delahanty While there were no new entries, there is one significant move on this list. Pitcher, Aaron Nola, shot up to #39 from #45. We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 12 Mar 2021 20:00:44 +0000
Nick Markakis Retires https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13164-nick-markakis-retires https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13164-nick-markakis-retires Nick Markakis Retires
There always seems to be a significant retirement in baseball’s Spring Training.  For 2021, it is Nick Markakis of the Atlanta Braves. Playing at Rightfield, Markakis debuted with the Baltimore Orioles in 2006 where he was sixth in Rookie of the Year voting.  Markakis showed decent power, having back-to-back 20 HR/.300 years (2007 & 2008), and he was twice a Gold Glove recipient. After the 2014 Season, Markakis signed with the Atlanta Braves, and in 2018, he was chosen for his first Silver Slugger and All-Star Game, while earning a third Gold Glove. Markakis retires with 2,388 Hits, 189 Home Runs, 1,046 RBIs with a Slash Line of .288/.357/.433. Markakis will be eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2026.  While he is not likely to get inducted, he will appear on the ballot, and might receive a few votes. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to wish Nick Markakis the best in his post-playing career.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Fri, 12 Mar 2021 11:02:40 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Kansas City Royals have been revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13161-our-all-time-top-50-kansas-city-royals-have-been-revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13161-our-all-time-top-50-kansas-city-royals-have-been-revised Our All-Time Top 50 Kansas City Royals have been revised
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 the pre-2021 update of our top 50 Kansas City Royals of all-time. 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 American League.  3. Playoff accomplishments. 4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. There are no new additions, but as always, we announce our top five immediately, but out full list can be found here. 1. George Brett 2. Bret Saberhagen 3. Kevin Appier 4. Willie Wilson 5. Amos Otis While there were no new entries, there were two movements among active Royals. Multi-time All-Star Catcher, Salvador Perez, rose from #15 to #13.  Second Baseman, Whit Merrifield, climbed from #32 to #27. We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 11 Mar 2021 12:04:03 +0000
Molly Holly named to the WWE HOF https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13160-molly-holly-named-to-the-wwe-hof https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13160-molly-holly-named-to-the-wwe-hof Molly Holly named to the WWE HOF
One of the casualties of COVID-19 was the deletion of the 2020 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony. It had been unceremoniously dropped, and we have yet to update our official Notinhalloffame.com list, but we will now put it off until after this year’s Wrestlemania, especially now that we know we will have 2021 inductees. Today, it was announced that Molly Holly will be inducted this year.  Holly (Nora Greenwald) was considered one of the best female workers in the 2000s.  Holly first gained national attention in WCW as “Mona”, part of Randy Savage’s entourage. She signed with the WWE in 2000, as Molly Holly, cousin of Hardcore and Crash.   On screen, she had a relationship with Spike Dudley, and then would become “Mighty Molly”, the sidekick of the Hurricane.  Her best years followed a heel turn after Wrestlemania X8, where she would become a two-time WWE Women’s Champion, with her most famous match coming on the losing end of a hair vs. title match at Wrestlemania XX against Victoria. Holly left the WWE in 2005, and has sporadically returned, including twice competing in the Royal Rumble. It was also announced today that there will be a special that will include the 2020 and 2021 Classes. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Molly Holly for her impending induction.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 10 Mar 2021 14:01:24 +0000
The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame announces the 2021 Finalists https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13158-the-naismith-basketball-hall-of-fame-announces-the-2021-finalists https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13158-the-naismith-basketball-hall-of-fame-announces-the-2021-finalists The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame announces the 2021 Finalists
The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame has announced 14 Finalists for the Class of 2021, ten men and four women. The North American Committee Finalists are: Rick Adelman (Coach): Portland 1989-94, Golden State 1995-97, Sacramento 1999-06, Houston 2007-11 & Minnesota 2011-14.  A seven-year pro, Adelman went into coaching, first obtaining a Head Coaching role in the NBA with the Trail Blazers in 1989.  Adelman led Portland to two Western Conference Championships (1990 & 1992).  Last coaching in 2014, Adelman had a career record of 1,042-749, and is currently ninth all-time in wins. Chris Bosh (Player):Toronto 2003-10 & Miami 2010-17. Bosh went to eleven consecutive All-Star Games (2006-16) and helped the Heat win two NBA Titles (2012 & 2013), and won Olympic Gold for the United States in 2008.  The former ACC Rookie of the Year has already had his number (1) retired by the Heat.  He was eligible last year, but was not nominated.  Ranked #2 on Notinhalloffame.com. Michael Cooper (Player): Los Angeles Lakers (1978-90).  The Shooting Guard for the “Showtime” Lakers, Cooper aided L.A. win five NBA Championships.  A defensive wizard, Cooper won the Defensive Player of the Year Award in 1987, and was five times part of the All-Defensive First Team roster. Ranked #33 on Notinhalloffame.com. Tim Hardaway (Player): Golden State (1989-96), Miami (1996-01), Dallas (2001-02), Denver (2002) & Indiana (2003).  Hardaway was a five-time All-Star and a First Team All-NBA Selection in 1997.  Also, a three-time Second Team Selection, Hardaway was a member of the 2000 Olympic Gold winning team for the United States.  Ranked #8 on Notinhalloffame.com. Marques Johnson (Player):  Milwaukee (1977-84), Los Angeles Clippers (1984-87) & Golden State (1989). Johnson went to five All-Star Games and in 1979 was a First Team All-Star.  An NCAA Champion and former College Player of the Year at UCLA, Johnson’s number was retired by both the Bruins and the Milwaukee Bucks.  Ranked #25 on Notinhalloffame.com. Paul Pierce (Player): Boston (1998-13), Brooklyn (2013-14), Washington (2014-15) & Los Angeles Clippers (2015-17).  A First Team All-American at Kansas, Pierce played 19 seasons, the first fifteen with the Celtics.  Pierce led Boston to the NBA Championship in 2008, where he was named the Finals MVP. Pierce’s number is retired by the Celtics and Jayhawks, and he is currently 19thall-time in Points. Ranked #1 on Notinhalloffame.com Bill Russell (Coach): Boston (1966-69), Seattle (1973-77) & Sacramento (1987-88).  Russell is already inducted as a player (1975), and in 1966, he became the Celtics Player/Coach, becoming the first African-American Coach in the NBA.  Russell took the Celtics to his last two of eleven titles in that capacity,…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 09 Mar 2021 17:39:10 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 New York Yankees have been revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13157-our-all-time-top-50-new-york-yankees-have-been-revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13157-our-all-time-top-50-new-york-yankees-have-been-revised Our All-Time Top 50 New York Yankees have been revised
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-2021 revision of our top 50 New York Yankees of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League.  3. Playoff accomplishments. 4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. There are two new additions on our Top 50, but nothing affecting our top five.  As always, we announce them here. They are: 1. Babe Ruth 2. Lou Gehrig 3. Mickey Mantle 4. Joe DiMaggio 5. Derek Jeter The two new additions were reflective of the advanced metric changes from Baseball Reference.  This has pushed up five-time World Series infielder, Red Rolfe to #46 and seven-time World Series Outfielder,Hank Bauer enters at #50.  They replace Dave Righetti and Roger Peckinpaugh.  Other minor tinkering took place that altered the overall list, but nothing major. The only active player on the list is Brett Gardner, who moved up two spots to #36.  Aaron Judge, is on his way up, but has not yet made our top fifty. We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 08 Mar 2021 12:33:40 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Cincinnati Reds have been revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13156-our-all-time-top-50-cincinnati-reds-have-been-revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13156-our-all-time-top-50-cincinnati-reds-have-been-revised Our All-Time Top 50 Cincinnati Reds have been revised
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 the pre-2021 update of our top 50 Cincinnati Reds of all-time. 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 overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. There are no new additions but as always, we announce our top five immediately, but out full list can be found here. 1. Pete Rose 2. Johnny Bench 3. Frank Robinson 4. Joe Morgan 5. Barry Larkin The changes made to advanced stats from Baseball Reference resulted in slight changes through the list, but most dramatically at the bottom, as two former Reds replaced two others.  Jake Beckley (#49) and Jay Bruce (#50) now enter in place of Tom Browning and Bronson Arroyo. We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Mon, 08 Mar 2021 07:23:08 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Minnesota Twins have been revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13149-our-all-time-top-50-minnesota-twins-have-been-revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13149-our-all-time-top-50-minnesota-twins-have-been-revised Our All-Time Top 50 Minnesota Twins have been revised
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 the pre-2021 update of our top 50 Minnesota Twins of all-time. 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 American League.  3. Playoff accomplishments. 4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. There are no new additions but as always, we announce our top five immediately, but out full list can be found here. 1. Walter Johnson 2. Rod Carew 3. Harmon Killebrew 4. Kirby Puckett 5. Joe Mauer There were no significant changes in the overall list, only minor tinkering due to change in advanced statistics from Baseball Reference. We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sat, 06 Mar 2021 16:13:17 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Colorado Rockies have been revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13148-our-all-time-top-50-colorado-rockies-have-been-revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13148-our-all-time-top-50-colorado-rockies-have-been-revised Our All-Time Top 50 Colorado Rockies have been revised
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-2021 revision of our top 50 New York Mets of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in the National League.  3. Playoff accomplishments. 4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. There is one new addition on out Top 50, but nothing affecting our top five.  As always, we announce them here. They are: 1. Todd Helton 2. Larry Walker 3. Nolan Arenado 4. Troy Tulowitzki 5. Teddy Higuera The complete list can be found here.  Despite the short season of 2020, we have three jumps. Pitcher, Trevor Story, climbed from #13 to #8.  Fellow hurler, German Marquez, moved up from #21 to #19, and another Pitcher, Kyle Freeland, also jumped two spots, going from #23 to #21. The new entry is also a Pitcher, Antonio Senzatela, who debuts at #47. We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sat, 06 Mar 2021 07:46:34 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 New York Mets have been revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13147-our-all-time-top-50-new-york-mets-have-been-revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13147-our-all-time-top-50-new-york-mets-have-been-revised Our All-Time Top 50 New York Mets have been revised
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 the pre-2021 update of our top 50 Colorado Rockies of all-time. 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 overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. There are no new additions, but there are two significant rank changes, one that effects our top five.  As always, we announce our top five immediately, but out full list can be found here. 1. Tom Seaver 2. Dwight Gooden 3. David Wright 4. Jacob deGrom 5. Darryl Strawberry deGrom moves up from #5 to overtake Darryl Strawberry for #4. The other active player who jumped, was Michael Conforto, who rose from #47 to #43. We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 04 Mar 2021 17:06:14 +0000
The Kansas City Royals announce seven finalists for their Hall of Fame https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13145-the-kansas-city-royals-announce-seven-finalists-for-their-hall-of-fame https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13145-the-kansas-city-royals-announce-seven-finalists-for-their-hall-of-fame The Kansas City Royals announce seven finalists for their Hall of Fame
The Kansas City Royals have announced the seven former players who fans can vote for to enter their franchise Hall of Fame. Those players are: Carlos Beltran, Outfield: 1998-2004, 899 Hits, 123 Home Runs, 516 RBIs, .287/.352/483.  Beltran won the American League Rookie of the Year in 1999 on the strength of a 22 Home Run/27 Stolen Base year.  Beltran had three 170-Hit years for Kansas City and was an All-Star in 2004 after he was traded to the Houston Astros.  Beltran is likely a future Hall of Famer, after stints with the New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees and Texas Rangers.  Billy Butler, Designated Hitter and First Base:  2007-14, 1,273 Hits, 127 Hone Runs, 628 RBIs, .295/.359/.449.  Butler was an All-Star in 2012, and had two seasons for Kansas City where he managed 20 Home Runs and a .300 Batting Average.  Butler also won the Silver Slugger in 2012. Kyle Davies, Pitcher:  2007-11, 29-44, 5.34 ERA, 1.576 WHIP.  Davies played five years with Kansas City and was a dependable starter. Johnny Damon, Outfield:  1995-2000, 894 Hits, 65 Home Runs, 352 RBIs, .292/.351/.438.  Damon’s career began with Kansas City, where he would lead the American League in Rus Scored (136) and Stolen Bases (46) in his final year as a Royal.  He would later win a World Series Ring with the Boston Red Soc in 2004. Jeremy Guthrie, Pitcher:  2012-15, 41-34, 4.38 ERA, 1.365 WHIP.  Guthrie won 15 Games in 2013, and pitched at least 200 Innings that year and the year after. Guthrie also helped the Royals win the 2015 World Series. Luke Hochevar, Pitcher:   2007-16, 46-65, 4.98 ERA, 1.340 WHIP.  Hochevar played his entire Major League career in Kansas City, and he was a reliever on the team that won the 2015 World Series. Yordano Ventura, Pitcher:  2013-16, 38-31, 3.89 ERA, 1.344 WHIP.  Another member of the 2015 World Series Championship, Ventura was in Kansas City’s starting rotation for three seasons, all of which saw him win at least 11 Games. Ventura was killed in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic in January of 2017. You can vote for this year’s class here. Unlike the Cardinals Hall of Fame, which we discussed yesterday, the winner of the on-line vote does not gain automatic entry. It will count as three votes towards the total.  The other voters are: All living members of the Royals Hall of Fame Select members of Royals Front Office Staff  Royals Associates with 15 years or more service  Select…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 04 Mar 2021 10:28:20 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Milwaukee Brewers have been revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13144-our-all-time-top-50-milwaukee-brewers-have-been-revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13144-our-all-time-top-50-milwaukee-brewers-have-been-revised Our All-Time Top 50 Milwaukee Brewers have been revised
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-2021 revision of our top 50 Milwaukee Brewers of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in their League.  3. Playoff accomplishments. 4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. There is one new addition on out Top 50, but nothing affecting our top five.  As always, we announce them here. They are: 1. Robin Yount                                 2. Paul Molitor 3. Ryan Braun  4. Cecil Cooper 5. Teddy Higuera The complete list can be found here.  The only new entry is Josh Hader, who enters at #44.  Active Brewers, Ryan Braun, Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain, did not climb up from their existing spots. We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 02 Mar 2021 15:14:15 +0000
The St. Louis Cardinals announce five candidates for their Hall of Fame https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13143-the-st-louis-cardinals-announce-five-candidates-for-their-hall-of-fame https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13143-the-st-louis-cardinals-announce-five-candidates-for-their-hall-of-fame The St. Louis Cardinals announce five candidates for their Hall of Fame
The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the five former players who fans can vote for to enter their franchise Hall of Fame. Those players are: Steve Carlton, Pitcher: 1965-71, 77-62, 3.10 ERA, 1.28 WHIP. Carlton’s career began in St. Louis, where he debuted in 1965, and became a full-time member of the starting rotation in 1967.  He would be named to the All-Star Team in 1968, 1969 and 1971, the last of which saw “Lefty” win 20 Games.  Carlton entered the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994. Keith Hernandez, First Base:  1974-83, .299/.385/.448, 1,217 H, 81 HR, 595 RBI.  Hernandez was the co-winner of the 1979 MVP in a year that he won the Batting Title (.344), and led the NL in Doubles (48) and Runs Scored (116).  A two-time All-Star as a Cardinal, Hernandez would also earn six Gold Gloves and one Silver Slugger in St. Louis. Matt Morris, Pitcher:  1977-2005, 101-62, 3.61 ERA, 1.27 WHIP.  Morris went to two All-Star Games in St. Louis, and he was 14 shy of 1,000 Strikeouts with the team.  Morris led the NL in Wins in 2001, and was third in Cy Young voting that year. Edgar Renteria, Shortstop:  1999-2004, .290/.347/.420, 973 H, 71 HR, 451 RBI.  Renteria went to three All-Star Games in St. Louis, and in 2002 and 2003 won both the Silver Slugger and Gold Glove.   Lee Smith, Pitcher:  1990-93, 160 Saves, 2.90 ERA, 1.15 WHIP.  Smith was not with the Cardinals for long, but he led the league in Saves twice.  A three-time All-Star in St. Louis, Smith was the runner-up for the Cy Young in 1991.  Smith was chosen for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2019. The leading vote-getter will be the lone inductee for the Class of 2021.  That person will be honored on April 17, along with 2020 inductees, Tom Herr, John Tudor and Bill White. You can vote for this year’s class here. The Cardinals Hall of Fame was created in 2014, and had s quickly become one of our favorite franchise halls.  
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 02 Mar 2021 14:38:53 +0000
RIP: Bunny Wailer https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13142-rip-bunny-wailer https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13142-rip-bunny-wailer RIP: Bunny Wailer
We have lost a musical legend today. Bunny Wailer, who founded the iconic reggae group, the Wailers, passed away at the age of 73.  No cause of death was announced. Born, Neville Livingstone, Wailer, along with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh were the Wailers, and they would elevate reggae to become world known.  Like Marley and Tosh, Wailer had his own individual success when he left the group.   We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the fans, friends and family of Bunny Wailer.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 02 Mar 2021 13:22:56 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Houston Astros have been revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13139-our-all-time-top-50-houston-astros-have-been-revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13139-our-all-time-top-50-houston-astros-have-been-revised Our All-Time Top 50 Houston Astros have been revised
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-2021 revision of our top 50 Houston Astros of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in their League.  3. Playoff accomplishments. 4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. There are no new entries but three rank elevations, none of which were reflected on the top five, which, as always, we present in our news updates.  They are: 1. Jeff Bagwell                                             2. Craig Biggio 3. Lance Berkman 4. Jose Altuve 5. Cesar Cedeno The complete list can be found here.  Outfielder, George Springer, moved up two spots to #16.  Springer’s ascension ends here, as he signed with the Toronto Blue Jays as a Free Agent. Infielder, Alex Bregman, also advanced two spots and is now at #19.   Fellow infielder, Carlos Correa went from #31 to #24. We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sun, 28 Feb 2021 01:13:13 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Detroit Tigers have been revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13134-our-all-time-top-50-detroit-tigers-have-been-revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13134-our-all-time-top-50-detroit-tigers-have-been-revised Our All-Time Top 50 Detroit Tigers have been revised
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 the pre-2021 update of our top 50 Detroit Tigers of all-time. 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 American League.  3. Playoff accomplishments. 4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are: 1. Ty Cobb 2. Al Kaline 3. Hal Newhouser 4. Charlie Gehringer 5. Miguel Cabrera There are no changes in the entire list, but we did feel it necessary to state that this now reflects the end of the 2020 season.  Cabrera is the only active Tiger on the top 50, and while his rank did not change, his 2020 stats have been added to his profile. We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sat, 27 Feb 2021 14:06:55 +0000
Lleyton Hewitt headlines the International Tennis HOF https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13130-lleyton-hewitt-headlines-the-international-tennis-hof https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13130-lleyton-hewitt-headlines-the-international-tennis-hof Lleyton Hewitt headlines the International Tennis HOF
The International Tennis Hall of Fame has announced the Class of 2021, and it will be headlined by former World No.1, Lleyton Hewitt. Hewitt won 30 Titles, including the 2001 U.S. Open and 2002 Wimbledon, and the Australian star led his nation to two Davis Cup wins (1999 & 2003).  Hewitt was ranked number one in 2001, at the age of 20, making him the youngest man at the time to ascend to the top. Hewitt will be joined by the “Original 9” of women’s professional tennis and tennis teacher, Dennis Van der Meer. The Original 9 consisted of Peaches Barthowicz, Rosie Casals, Julie Heldman, Billie Jean King, Kristy Pigeon, Nancy Richey, Valerie Ziegenfuss, Judy Tegart Dalton and Kerry Melville Reid.  The nine women broke away from the main tour and formed their own in protest to receive equitable pay. Van der Meer is from Namibia, and would later immigrate to the United States and he developed a standardised manner of tennis instruction.  The induction will be posthumous, as Van der Meer passed away in 2019. The ceremony will take place on July 17, in Newport, Rhode Island. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the newest members of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Thu, 25 Feb 2021 11:25:31 +0000
Our All-Time Top 50 Texas Rangers have been revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13126-our-all-time-top-50-texas-rangers-have-been-revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13126-our-all-time-top-50-texas-rangers-have-been-revised Our All-Time Top 50 Texas Rangers have been revised
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 fourth revision of our top 50 Texas Rangers of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League.  3. Playoff accomplishments. 4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. This one went a complete overhaul, which was reflected in our top five as seen below. The complete list can be found here, but as always, we announce our top five in this article.  They are: 1. Ivan Rodriguez                                             2. Rafael Palmeiro 3. Juan Gonzalez 4. Adrian Beltre 5. Frank Howard Our top five remains the same, but there two new additions, and one slight elevation.   Elvis Andrus moved up one spot from #15 to #14.   Pitchers, Lance Lynn and Mike Minor, debut at #43 and #49 respectively. We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Wed, 24 Feb 2021 13:40:34 +0000
Dee Snider slams the Rock Hall https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13121-dee-snider-slams-the-rock-hall https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13121-dee-snider-slams-the-rock-hall Dee Snider slams the Rock Hall
We have said since we began our website a decade ago that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has no little love for the Heavy Metal genre.  The metal artists know it too, but generally, we don’t hear them utter those statements often, so when they do, we consider it news. On his Twitter, Twisted Sister front man, Dee Snider said the following about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame committee: "The RnR Hall committee members are arrogant elitist assholes who look down on metal & other bands that sell millions because we're not their definition of cool. The fan vote is their 'throwing a bone' to the peasants. I want to say FU, but I want them to have to deal with us!" Iron Maiden is nominated for the first time this year, but they have been eligible for fifteen years.  Judas Priest and Motorhead have been nominated before, but have failed to get in.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame fan vote is open until April 30, but has no impact on who will get in.
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Tue, 23 Feb 2021 14:52:22 +0000
Major Update: Our Baseball List has been revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13120-major-update-our-baseball-list-has-been-revised https://www.notinhalloffame.com/home/news/13120-major-update-our-baseball-list-has-been-revised Major Update: Our Baseball List has been revised
We are a month removed from the Baseball Hall of Fame 2021 vote, and that means it is time to release our new list of those to consider for Cooperstown in 2022.  With nobody elected in 2021, there are no removals from the list, but there are four new entries.  We currently have 108 on this list, and by Spring, we will be expanding it to an even 300, which will be our fixed number moving forward. As per our first year, there are three number ones, with the rational showing one eligible, and two ineligibles (Pete Rose and Shoeless Joe Jackson) due to gambling. Remaining at #1A is Pete Rose, the man who collected an all-time record 4,256 Hits.  Rose was banned from the game over 30 years ago for betting on baseball.   Also, staying at #1B, is “Shoeless” Joe Jackson.  Jackson was suspended for his alleged participation in the Chicago White Sox throwing of the 1919 World Series. Barry Bonds is at #1C.  Bonds is the all-time leading Home Run leader with 762, and he is also first in Walks (2,558), Win Probability Added (127.7) and Power-Speed # (613.9).  While never caught, the seven-time MVP was widely suspected of PED use, and the Baseball Hall of Fame voters have kept him out.  He only has one year left of eligibility.   Roger Clemens is just behind Bonds at #2.  Like Bonds, Clemens has been kept out of Cooperstown due to PED suspicion, and he is also entering his tenth and final year on the ballot.  Clemens is a seven-time Cy Young Award winner and is third all-time in Strikeouts (4,672). The highest debut is Alex Rodriguez, who appears at #3. Unlike Bonds and Clemens, Rodriguez was twice suspended for PED use, but also, unlike Bonds and Clemens, he seems to be welcomed back as shown by his gig at Fox.  Rodriguez is fourth all-time in Home Runs (696). Former Detroit Tiger Second Baseman, Lou Whitaker, is at #4.  Whitaker was a member of Detroit’s 1984 World Series Championship team, and is considered one of the best infielders not in the Baseball Hall.   Bill Dahlen, a former star in the 1900s is in at #5.  Dahlen won a World Series with the New York Giants in 1905, and is still in the top-fifty in bWAR for Position Players. Curt Schilling is at #6.  The former two-time World Series champion has one year left and has asked to be removed from the ballot after failing to enter the Hall.  He has feuded with…
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[email protected] (Committee Chairman) Not in Hall of Fame News Sun, 21 Feb 2021 16:48:05 +0000