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The Cincinnati Reds will induct Marty Brennaman to their franchise HOF

Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players and executive.  As such it is news to us that the Cincinnati Reds have announced that next year, they will be inducting their long-time broadcaster, Marty Brennaman, to their franchise Hall of Fame in 2020. Brennaman is wrapping up his final season as a broadcaster for the Reds, this being his 46thwith the organization.  For his work in Baseball, he was honored by the Baseball Hall of Fame with the Ford C. Frick Award in 2000. Out of respect to Brennaman, he will be the sole inductee next year. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Marty Brennaman for earning this impending honor.

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The San Antonio Spurs to retire Tony Parker's #9

Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players and executive.  As such it is news to us that the French newspaper, Le Parisien has reported that the San Antonio Spurs will be retiring the number 9 during their home game against the Memphis Grizzlies on November 11. We do want to state that this has not been reported by the Spurs as of this writing, but this certainly seems like a plausible story. The French native played all but his last season in the NBA with San Antonio, the team who drafted him 28thOverall in 2001.  The Point Guard would go onto be a six-time All-Star who was part of the Spurs’ “Big Three” with Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan. Parker would help San Antonio win the NBA Championship four times (2003, 2005, 2007 & 2014) and was a NBA Finals MVP in 2007.  Individually, he was a three-time Second Team All-NBA Selection and a one-time Third Team All-NBA Selection.  He would average 15.8 Points and 5.7 Assists with a PER of 18.3. Parker becomes the 10thman in franchise history to have his number retired.  He joins Johnny Moore (00), Avery Johnson (6), Bruce Bowen (12), James Silas (13), Manu Ginobili (20), Tim Duncan (21), Sean Elliott (32), George Gervin (44) and David Robinson (50).  He is eligible for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2022. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to Tony Parker for earning this impending honor.

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Chris Samuels and London Fletcher to be named to the Washington Redskins Ring of Honor

Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players and executive.  As such it is news to us that the Washington Redskins have announced that they will be honoring Chris Samuels and London Fletcher to their Ring of Honor. Chris Samuels played all ten of his seasons in Washington where he would start all 141 of his Games at Left Tackle.  Drafted 3rdoverall in 2000, Samuels would be named to the Pro Bowl six times. London Fletcher played the last seven of his sixteen seasons in the NFL with the Redskins and it was the most successful tenure of the Linebacker’s career.  Fletcher was chosen for four straight Pro Bowls (2009-12) and never had a season where he finished with less than 111 Combined Tackles.  He would lead the NFL in that statistic in 2011 and he would also contribute with 12 Interceptions and 11.5 Sacks. Samuels and Fletcher become the 50thand 51stmembers of the Ring of Honor. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate both Chris Samuels and London Fletcher for earning this impending honor.

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Our Top 50 All-Time Houston Astros has 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 first 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:  Advanced Statistics. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League. Playoff accomplishments. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player 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, which has altered the rankings considerably. This list is updated up until the end of the 2018 Season. The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are: Jeff Bagwell Craig Biggio Lance Berkman Cesar Cedeno Jose Altuve There is a significant shift in many of the players and a few new ones based on shuffling of the metrics we have used for our Top 50s. The biggest change based on recent play is Altuve’s rise to number 5. As always we thank you for your support.

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The Florida Panthers to retire Roberto Luongo jersey

Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players and executive.  As such it is news to us that the Florida Panthers have announced that next season, they will be retiring the number 1 of Roberto Luongo on their March 7 home game against the Montreal Canadiens. The Goalie joined the Panthers after being traded from the New York Islanders where he only played 24 Games after being drafted fourth overall in 1997.  Splitting netminding duty with Trevor Kidd for the 2000/01 Season, he would quickly become the team’s primary Goalie.   Florida would struggle to put together a competitive hockey team but it would become quickly clear that this was no fault of Luongo, who was the main reason why they were even in most games.  In each season from 2002-03 to 2005-06 (2004-05 never occurred due to the lockout) Luong would finish first in Goalie Point Shares and he was named a Second Team All-Star in 2003-04. Luongo would be traded to the Vancouver Canucks before the 2006/07 season as he was set to become a free agent the year after and negotiations were not going well.  With the Canucks, he would take them to the Stanley Cup Finals and after seven and a half years in Vancouver, he was traded back to the Panthers during the 2014/14 campaign where he would still thrive and have two top ten Vezina voting finishes before retiring at the end of last season. Luongo would record 230 of his 469 Wins with the Panthers while posting a 2.61 Goals Against Average. This marks the first time in franchise history that a jersey is being retired. Luongo is eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2022. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Roberto Luongo for earning this impending honor.

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The United States Olympic Hall of Fame announces their Hall of Fame Finalists

When it comes to the Olympics, there is no more dominant overall nation then the United States of America. With that fact, it should go without saying that if you are a Finalist for the United States Olympic Hall of Fame, you were clearly one hell of an athlete! Today, the Hall has announced their Finalists for the Class of 2019. The nominees are: Olympians: Gary Anderson: Anderson won the Gold Medal in the 300m three position rifle in the 1964 and 1968 Games. Greg Barton: Barton won two Gold Medals in the 1988 Games with wins in the K-1 and K-2 1000m canoe sprint.  He also won the Bronze in the K-1 1000m canoe sprint in both the 1984 and 1992 Games.  He is the most successful canoe/kayak athlete in U.S. history. Laura Berg:  Berg led the Women’s Softball Team to three straight Gold Medals (1996-2004) Anne Donovan: Donovan was a two-time Gold Medalist as a women’s basketball player in 1984 and 1988 and she would win a third as the Head Coach of the women’s team in 2008. Lisa Leslie: Arguably the most successful female basketball player in Olympic history, Leslie won gold in 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008.  She holds the record for the most points in a game (35) and overall (488). Nastia Liukin:  In the 2008 Games, Liukin won five medals, Gold in the All-Around, Silver in the Team, Uneven Bars and Bronze in the Floor Exercise. John Mayasich:  Mayasich represented the United States in Men’s Hockey in the 1956 and 1960 Games where he Center would anchor the Silver Medalist (’56) and Gold Medalist Team (’60).   Misty-May Traynor:  Along with Kerri Walsh Jennings, she would win the Gold Medals at three straight Olympics (2004-12) in Women’s Beach Volleyball. Jonny Moseley:  A pioneer in moguls, Moseley would win the Gold Medal in that event in 1998. Apolo Anton Ohno:  Ohno was star in Short Track Speed Skating winning eight medals (two Gold, two Silver and four Bronze) over thr

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The San Francisco Giants will retire Will Clark's number

Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players and executive.  As such it is news to us that the San Francisco Giants have announced that next season they will be retiring the number 22 of Will Clark. Clark was the second overall draft pick of the 1985 Amateur Draft and he was already on the main Giants roster in 1986 finishing fifth in Rookie of the Year voting.  He would continue to improve, finishing fifth in MVP voting in the next two seasons, with 1988 seeing him begin a five-year streak of All-Star Game appearances.  Clark peaked with a second-place finish in MVP voting in 1989 and won the first of two Silver Sluggers.  More importantly, he would help the Giants make the playoffs and won the NLCS before his team was defeated by the Oakland A’s in the World Series.  He would continue to play for San Francisco until he signed with the Texas Rangers before the 1994 Season. As a Giant, he would accumulate 1,278 Hits, 176 Home Runs with a Slash Line of .299/.373/.499.   We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Will Clark for earning this honor.

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Our Top 50 All-Time Texas Rangers has 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 first 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:  Advanced Statistics. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League. Playoff accomplishments. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player 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, which has altered the rankings considerably. This list is updated up until the end of the 2018 Season. The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are: Ivan Rodriguez Rafael Palmeiro Juan Gonzalez Adrian Beltre Frank Howard There is a significant shift in many of the players and a few new ones based on shuffling of the metrics we have used for our Top 50s. As always we thank you for your support.

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The Philadelphia Eagles to induct Bobby Walston to their HOF

During halftime of the Philadelphia Eagles home game pre-season game it was announced that Bobby Walston will be inducted into their franchise Hall of Fame on September 21, during their home game against the Detroit Lions. Walston played his entire 12-year career (1951-62) with Philadelphia where he was one of the most versatile offensive weapons that the team would have as he played at Wide Receiver, Tight End and Kicker.  He was a member of the 1960 NFL Championship Team and was a two-time Pro Bowler (1960 & 1961) and his 5,363 Receiving Yards during his time was the fourth most in the NFL during the time he played.  His 881 Points Scored is still second all-time in franchise history. Sadly, this accolade will be posthumous, as he passed away in 1987.

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The University of Nevada announces their HOF Class

The University of Nevada has announced their Athletic Hall of Fame Class and it is making history as it an all-female class, the first in their history.  This commemorates the 100thanniversary of women’s sports at the school. The members of the Class of 2019 are: Teal Ericson– Volleyball (2004-07) Ericson was a First Team All-WAC Selection in 2007 and helped the Wolf Pack make the NCAA Tournament in both 2004 and 2005. She is second all-time in kills and third all-time in points for the school. Pat Hixson– Volleyball, Women’s Basketball & Softball (1974-77), Softball Assistant Coach (1978-79), Softball Head Coach (1980-89) A three-sport athlete at Nevada, Hixson would have more success as a coach as she took Nevada to their first AIAW World Series in 1980.  She would take them there again in 1982.  As a player, she set single-season records for Home Runs, Hits and Walks. Meghan Morrill– Rifle (2004-08) Morrill was a First Team All-American in 2006 and 2008 and had the highest individual air rifle score at the 2005 NCAA air rifle championships. Brittany Puzey– Softball (2006-09) Puzey was a First Team All-WAC player in her last three seasons and is the all-time school leader in Stolen Bases.  She is also second all-time in Home Runs and Runs Batted In and was vital in their run to the WAC Tournament Championship in 2006.  Regina Ratigan– Women’s Basketball, Softball and Volleyball (1977-80 A three-sport athlete, Ratgan was best at Basketball where she at one time held the singles season scoring record. Cindy Rock– Women’s Basketball, Softball & Volleyball (1977-79) Rock was another three-sport athlete at Nevada and she set a since broken single-game women’s basketball record for points with 44.  She would make history as the first out of state scholarship recipient for a female student-athlete. Karly Siphers– Volleyball (2004-07) Siphers was a First Team All-WAC player in 2007 and was Second-Team in the t