Not in Hall of Fame News

Yes, we know that this is taking a while! As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  We have a new one to unveil today, that of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pittsburgh Pirates first came into existence in 1882, first as the Alleghenys before changing their name to the Pirates in 1892.  They played in the first modern World Series in 1903, and won their first in 1909.  Since then, they have won four more, 1925, 1960, 1971 & 1979, and was the home of some of the greatest names…
We love to add more sub-sections at Notinhalloffame.com, and if you have been looking at our recent posts, you can see that our current focus is on our Futures Section, which look at eventual candidates who have retired from their respective sport, but are not yet Hall of Fame eligible.  Today, we unveil the latest add-on, the 2026 Baseball Futures of the players who qualify for Cooperstown in 2026. Here are the players in our 2026 Baseball Futures Section: Alex Gordon:  Playing his entire career with the Royals, Gordon won three Gold Gloves, was a three-time All-Star and was a member of…
It is onward and upward for us at Notinhalloffame.com, as we have added on to our Hockey Futures Section, with the creation of the 2025 dropdown of the former players who are eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame that year. Those who you can now vote and give your opinions on are: Alexander Semin:  Semin had three 70-Point NHL Seasons, and had a World Championship Gold Medal with Russia. Andrej Sekara:  The former Defenseman is mostly known for his time in Buffalo, and he represented Slovakia multiple times.  He also won a Silver Medal in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey representing…
Hockey, on both sides of the Atlantic lost a great one today. Borje Salming, who was diagnosed with ALS, passed away at the age of 71. Salming was last seen at the Hockey Hall of Fame Game earlier this month, where the Leafs iced an all-Swedish lineup to begin the game aginst their opponent, Vancouver.  Salming, who was still mobile, had already lost the ability to speak due to the disease, dropped the ceremonial first puck. When Salming was first courted to try out for the Maple Leafs, the National Hockey League was of the belief that Swedish players were not…
The continued growth of Notinhalloffame.com continues, as we have added three new names to our 2024 Hockey Futures; the former hockey players who are eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2024. The three new names are: Braydon Coburn:  Coburn was a Defenseman for many years who won a Stanley Cup with Tampa in 2020. Patrick Marleau:  A San Jose Shark for the bulk of his career, Marleau logged a record 1,779 Games with 1,197 Points.  The Forward went to three All-Star Games, and won two Olympic Gold Medals representing Canada. Pavel Datsyuk:  Datsyuk played his entire NHL career with the Detroit Red…
We have not done a great job looking at the Metal Hall of Fame, but that changes today! Yesterday, it was announced that Twisted Sister will be inducted to the Metal Hall at the sixth annual gala.  It will take place on January 26, 2023 at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California. Honored will be Twisted Sister’s original lineup of Dee Snider, Jay Jay French, Eddie Ojeda, Mark Mendoza and the late A.J. Pero.  Formed in the early 80s, Twisted Sister broke through with their third album, “Stay Hungry”, which yielded the hits, “I Wanna Rock” and “We’re Not Gonna Take…
A day after the Baseball Hall of Fame announced their official ballot for the 2023 Class, the Pro Football Hall of Fame counters with the Semi-Finalists for their 2023 Class Normally they nominate 25 men, but likely due to a tie vote, we have 28 official Semi-Finalists.  This group includes five First Year eligible candidates. Let’s take a look! Eric Allen: Cornerback.  1988-94 PHI, 1995-97 NO, 1998-2001 OAK. Allen is now a Semi-Finalist for the third straight year, and he needs this momentum as he has been eligible since 2007.  A six-time Pro Bowl Selection, who has 54 career Interceptions, Allen is ranked #49 on Notinhalloffame.com.…
The ballot is now official! The Baseball Hall of Fame has announced the 24 men who comprise the ballot for their 2023 Hall of Fame Class. To make the Hall of Fame, the former player must obtain at least 75% of the vote from the voting body.  If a player has at least 5% they can remain on the ballot for the following year, however, a candidate can only stay on the ballot for ten years. First, here are the returning candidates: Scott Rolen is the highest returning candidate.  Rolen was fourth in voting last year, with David Ortiz, Barry Bonds and Roger…
It is onward and upward at Notinhalloffame.com where we have a new add-on to our Football Futures, those who are eligible in 2027. Those players are: Alejandro Villanueva:  A two-time Pro Bowler at Left Tackle, Villanueva played most of his career with Pittsburgh. Alex Mack:  Mack played at Center where he went to seven Pro Bowls, which he had at least one each for all three of the teams he played for (Cleveland, Atlanta & San Francisco). He was also a three-time Second Team All-Pro. Andrew Whitworth:  Whitworth had one of the better second half careers of any Offensive Lineman, where the Left…
In the world of Pro Football, retirements often trickle through many months, sometimes years after a player last appears in an NFL game.  This means that we are constantly adding players, even potential first ballot Hall of Famers to our futures. Today, we are adding new names for you to vote on in the 2025 and 2026 Football Sections. Added to 2025 are: Clay Matthews III:  The third generation of the Matthews clan, was an excellent Linebacker who played most of his career with Green Bay.  A six-time Linebacker, Matthews won the PFWA Defensive Player of the Year in 2010, and owns a…