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Jack Morris & Alan Trammell chosen for the Baseball Hall of Fame

The 1984 World Series Champion Detroit Tigers finally have player representation in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Actually, they now have two.The Modern Era Baseball Committee have selected both Jack Morris and Alan Trammell, who have both received the necessary 75% of the 16 man committee required to have entered Cooperstown.Jack Morris won 254 Games over an 18 year career with the Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins, Toronto Blue Jays and Cleveland Indians, the first three of which saw him win World Series Championships with. Morris was the ace of the 1984 Tigers team, and was a key member of the Blue Jays back-to-back titles in 1992 & 1993, but it was his performance in Game 7 of the 1991 World Series with the Minnesota Twins where he pitched ten innings of shutout baseball to win the game. Morris didn’t always have the best statistics but when it was a big game, he was definitely a go-to pitcher.Morris’ teammate from the ’84 Tigers, Alan Trammell also got in. The Shortstop played his entire career with the Tigers and was a six time All Star. Trammell was a four time Silver Slugger, three time Gold Glove recipient and was the runner-up for the 1987 AL MVP.Steve Garvey, Don Mattingly, Marvin Miller, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker, Ted Simmons and Luis Tiant were also on the ballot, however not chosen.Morris and Trammell will be removed from next year’s Notinhalloffame.com Baseball list and we look forward to few weeks to see whom else the Baseball Writers of American will induct with them.We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate both Alan Trammell and Jack Morris at this time.

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Our Top 50 All-Time New York Yankees are now up

Again, did we ever say this would be fast?We here at Notinhalloffame.com have completed our next all-time top 50, this time that of the New York Yankees.As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following: Sabremetric tallies while with that team, mostly WAR. Traditional metrics and how they finished in their respective league overall. Playoff accomplishment. 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.Saying all of that, as.The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in our news. They are: Babe Ruth Lou Gehrig Mickey Mantle Joe DiMaggio Derek Jeter One hell of a top five wouldn’t you say?So which team is up next?We are sticking with Baseball and it will be five time World Series Champion, the Cincinnati RedsAs always, we here at Notinhalloffame.com thank you for your support.

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Bon Jovi wins the RRHOF Fan Vote

What do Rush, Kiss, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Chicago and Journey have in common? Other than being members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, all of them won the fan vote, by which the regular public could make their voices heard to the Rock Hall, and since its inception all of the above winners were elected in that respective year.If history is to be repeated than we should pencil in Bon Jovi as an inductee for the next Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class, as they were the runaway winners from the fan vote.According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the fan vote ballot takes the top five vote getters in that order and it counts the same as any one of the 90 others that it receives from musicians/experts who comprise the voting body, though again the fan vote has been unblemished to date.The voting tally is as follows:Bon Jovi: 1,162,146The Moody Blues: 947,795Dire Straits: 613,749The Cars: 552,733Judas Priest: 538,508The Zombies: 529,478Eurythmics: 451,997 Geils Band: 349,319 Depeche Mode: 302,144Nina Simone: 184,628Kate Bush: 179,337Radiohead: 176,310Rage Against the Machine: 167,903The MC5: 127,004LL Cool J: 118,317Sister Rosetta Tharpe: 111,158Link Wray: 98,436Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan: 84,625The Meters: 59,045The announcement foe the next Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class will be announced on the Hall’s Facebook page on December 13.

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Vitali Klitschko headlines the next International Boxing HOF Class

The International Boxing Hall of Fame has announced the eight man class, which includes three first ballot inductees.Let’s get right to the new inductees shall we?Vitali Klitschko is one of the three first ballot entries. From Ukraine, Klitscko would win the WBO Heavyweight Title in 1999 from Herbie Hide and would hold it until his third title defense in a loss to Chris Byrd, where he had to throw in the towel in the 10th Round. As it turned out, he had torn his rotator cuff in the fight. The Ukranian would win his next five fights and would challenge Lennox Lewis for the WBC Title. He would los that fight die to TKO in the seventh.Klitschko would not get a chance to avenge that defeat as Lewis retired but he would defeat Corrie Sanders for the vacant belt in 2004. He would successfully retain the title against Danny Williams but in training for a fight against Hasim Rahman he compiled injury after injury wand was forced to pull out of the fight. He retired so that the title could be defended, but he planned to return once healthy. That return took place in 2008 where he would defeat Samuel Peter to regain the WBC Heavyweight Title. Over the next five years, Klitscho would make nine successful title defenses before retiring for good in 2012. His final record was 47-2 with 41 Knockouts. The second first ballot inductee is Erik Morales who is the first Mexican to win World Titles in four different weight classes. Morales would win the WBC Super Bantamweight, WBC Featherweight, WBC & IBF Super Featherweight and WBC Super Lightweight Title. He would b best known for his trilogy of fights between Marco Antonio Barrera and Manny Pacquiao. He retired with a record of 52 and 9 with 36 Knockouts.The third and final first year inductee is Winky Wright, the former two time Light Middleweight Champion of the World. He is best known for his tow wins over Shane Mosley. Wright retired with a record of 51-6-1 with 25 Knockouts.Sid Terris was also chosen. Terris was a Lightweigh

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Drama already for the 2019 RRHOF ceremony?

We haven’t made it to the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony and we already have potential drama for the 2019 one.In an interview with Rolling Stone (of course they are going to ask this question!) Noel Gallagher was asked about the Rock Hall, which they are soon to be eligible. He had this to say:“I’ve already been approached by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame… The fuckin’ fella from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame came to me and said, ‘Do you know in two years you’ll be eligible for the Hall of Fame?’ I said, ‘Is that right?’ He said, ‘Yes.’And he started going on, and I said, ‘Let me fucking stop you there. I know what it is. I know what it entails, and it won’t be fucking happening, OK?’He invited me down to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame itself and showed me all these exhibits of Oasis stuff. It’s a great place and all that, but I won’t be doing it, I don’t think.”Gallagher did go on to say to that Oasis does deserve to be inducted, but if we are looking to see a big moment with him and Liam, perhaps it won’t be under the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame umbrella. We have to admit, we love this constant drama.

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The IIHF has announced their 2018 Class

The International Ice Hockey Federation has announced the eight member Class of 2018 which include four familiar faces to NHL fans.Lets get right to the new members shall we. Current Los Angeles Kings General Manager and 20 year NHL veteran Rob Blake will be inducted in Copenhagen. Blake who won a Stanley Cup in 2001 with the Colorado Avalanche and is also a Norris Trophy winner is also a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Representing Canada, Blake in a Gold Medalist in the 2002 Olympics and also twice won a World Championship (1994 & 1997). Blake was also on the 1996 Silver Medal World Cup Team of 1996. Three time Stanley Cup Champion and three time Norris Trophy winner, Chris Chelios will be joining Blake. On top of 26 seasons in the NHL, Chelios was a four time U.S. Olympian and three time captain of that squad. He would win an Olympic Silver Medal in 2002 at the Salt Lake Games and would win the World Cup of Hockey in 1996. He also played in the Canada Cup three times.Six time NHL All Star Daniel Alfredsson will be Sweden’s lone representative to the IIHOF. The long time Ottawa Senator suited up for Sweden in the Olympics five times, one resulting in a Gold Medal (2006) and one a Silver Medal (2014). Alfredsson also had two Silvers and a Bronze in World Hockey Championship competition.Three time Frank J. Selke Award winner, Jere Lehtinen will also be included. The former Stanley Cup Champion with the Dallas Stars represented Finland in the Olympics five times, capturing a Silver Medal in 2006 and three Bronze Medals (1994, 1998 & 2010). In the World Championships he captured a Gold Medal in the 1995 tournament and also won three Silver Medals. The other four inductees are French National Team and former Executive (Philippe Lacarriere); former Referee Bob Nadin: Danish hockey player Jesper Damgaard and Latvian Kirvos Lipmans who enters via the Paul Loicq Award for outstanding service to hockey.The Official ceremony will take place during the 2018 World H

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The Boston Red Sox announce their 2018 HOF Class

In our methodical process to present the top 50 players of all of the franchises of the big four, our next goal is to take a look at how each one of them honor their past players and/or executives. As such it is significant news to us that the Boston Red Sox, one of the most popular sports teams in the world has announced the latest members of their Hall of Fame. The Red Sox have announced that Derek Lowe, Kevin Youkilis and Mike Lowell will be the newest members, all of which were members of recent World Series wins for the Sox. John “Buck” Freeman and Alphonso Green were also chosen.A member of the Red Sox from 1997 to 2004, Derek Lowe would split time between the starting role and the bullpen for his first two years before securing the closing role in 2000. It was an All Star season for Lowe, as he would lead the American League in Games Finished and Saves. 2001 was not as kind as he lost the closer’s role and was relegated to set-up and middle relief roles but a return to the starting rotation in 2002 would produce the best regular season of Derek Lowe’s career. The sinkerball specialist went 21 and 8 with a 0.974 WHIP and notably pitched a no-hitter at Fenway. Lowe made a second All Star Team and finished third in Cy Young voting. Lowe followed up with solid campaigns in both 2003 and 2004 and was a large contributor in the 2004 World Series Championship as he went 3 and 0 in that post season. Lowe is 70 and 55 with a 19.8 bWAR as a member of the Boston Red Sox.Kevin Youkilis was also a member of the 2004 World Series team, though it was in his first year and he was not a major contributor for that team. Youkilis would become the Red Sox’ starting First Basemen in 2006 and would go to three All Star Games and earn a Gold Glove and was vital in the 2007 World Series win. Youkilis would have a Slash Line of .287/.388/,487 with 133 Home Runs and a bWAR of 31.4 with Boston.Youkilis was originally a Third Basemen, but he was moved to First, due to the arrival of the

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Radiohead will not be at the RRHOF Ceremony

The 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony might be missing its headliner.Radiohead, the artist who we have named number one on our annual list of those to consider for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and who were also nominated for the Rock Hall on its first year of eligibility announced that should they be inducted they will not attend the ceremony.This is not due to animosity towards the Hall as we have seen with other musicians in the past (The Sex Pistols for example) but more due to apathy. In previous interviews, members of the band have said that the potential accolade doesn’t mean much to them, though have done so in ways that do not diminish the institution itself. Essentially, it just isn’t important to them.Now, it isn’t like the band has no plans on April 14, the day of the induction ceremony as they recently announced a South American tour for the Spring and on the 14th they will be performing in Buenos Aires. A representative of the band confirmed with Pitchfork that they will not be attending the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.Let the drama continue…

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Adam Dunn to the Cincinnati Reds HOF

In our methodical process to present the top 50 players of all of the franchises of the big four, our next goal is to take a look at how each one of them honor their past players and/or executives. As such it is significant news to us that the Cincinnati Reds, one of the longest tenured teams in Major League Baseball has announced that Adam Dunn will become the latest member of their team’s Hall of Fame.A second round draft pick in 1998, Dunn would make the main roster in 2001 and would become quickly known for his tape measure Home Runs. A Red for eight seasons (2001 & 2008) Dunn had five consecutive 40 Home Run years (though the last was split with Arizona) and he would go yard 270 times with Cincinnati.While Dunn would have some detractors for his low Batting Average, high Strikeout ratio and poor defense, he did have an excellent On Base Percentage (.380) and Slugging Percentage (.520) as a Red. The Reds never had a winning season while Dunn played there but his power displays certainly gave a lot of fans to cheer for.Dunn beat out Aaron Boone, Danny Graves, Reggie Sanders, John Franco and Scott Rolen who were also nominated. It is possible that the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame Veteran’s Committee will announce other inductees to join Dunn.We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Adam Dunn for achieving this prestigious honor.

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Darren McFadden Retires

After being cut from the Dallas Cowboys, Running Back Darren McFadden has announced his retirement from the National Football League today.A veteran of ten seasons in the NFL, McFadden was the fourth overall pick in 2008 out of the University of Arkansas. McFadden would twice accrue 1,000 Yards, one with Oakland (2010) and one with Dallas (2015) and tallied 5,421 Yards in total with 28 Touchdowns. He would also gain another 2,114 Yards through 254 Receptions.We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to wish the best for Darren McFadden and his post-playing career.