Hall of Fame

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Randy Travis Amazes Crowd at His Hall of Fame Induction

He has recovered from stroke enough to sing

(Newser) - Country singer Randy Travis found his distinctive voice three years after a life-threatening stroke and sang "Amazing Grace" during his induction Sunday into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Grammy-winning baritone singer battled back from the 2013 stroke to sing again during the medallion ceremony in Nashville, Tenn.... More »

This Year's Finalists for Toy Hall of Fame

You can vote at museum's website

(Newser) - The National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, NY, is out with this year's nominees for induction. They range from the specific (Super Soaker) to the general (puppet). Inductees will be announced in early November, and anyone can vote. The 12 nominees:
  • American Girl dolls
  • Battleship
  • Coloring book
  • Jenga
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Clemens Not Guilty, But Hall of Fame Worthy?

Baseball writers sound off

(Newser) - A jury has legally acquitted Roger Clemens; will the Baseball Writers of America do the same? That's the question everyone is asking today. This winter Clemens will be on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time, and though his numbers are obviously unimpeachable, voters have so far... More »

Cubs' Santo Wins Hall of Fame Nod

Induction comes roughly a year after his death

(Newser) - Ron Santo is getting a place in Cooperstown at last—almost exactly one year after his death . The Veterans Committee ushered the Cubs great into the Baseball Hall of Fame today, with 15 of its 16 members giving him the nod, the Chicago Tribune reports. Santo was the only candidate... More »

Can the Hall of Fame Kick LT Out?

Hardly. Bad behavior doesn't even bar players from getting in

(Newser) - Lawrence Taylor was indicted on a slew of charges (rape, endangering the welfare of a child, patronizing a prostitute) on Wednesday. Should the former New York Giants linebacker be worried about losing his spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, too? Breathe a sigh of relief, LT: You're in... More »

Dallas Braden Pitches Perfect Game for A's

Oakland ace tosses majors' 19th perfecto

(Newser) - Dallas Braden pitched the Athletics' first perfect game in 42 years and just the 19th in major league history today, dazzling the majors' hottest team in recording a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in Oakland. Braden threw his arms in the air after Gabe Kapler grounded out to... More »

Steelers Legend Cops Award for 30-Year-Old Coke Ad

'Mean' Joe Greene, child co-star receive Clios 30 years later

(Newser) - Already a Hall of Fame-bound football player, Joe Greene of the Steelers became an advertising legend 30 years ago with the release of the Coca-Cola commercial that ends with him tossing his jersey to a starstruck young fan. The spot won the ad industry's highest honor, but the stars had... More »

Hall of Fame Voting So Predictable, a Computer Can Do it

(Newser) - The Baseball Writers of America turn out to be a predictable lot. A new computer program from a Missouri State computer science professor can accurately predict who’ll join the Hall of Fame, the Wall Street Journal reports. Given a set of 1,592 players who retired between 1950 and... More »

Yzerman, Hull, Robitaille, Leetch Headed to NHL Hall

(Newser) - This year's NHL Hall of Fame class is a stellar one, TSN reports. All three forwards inducted—Brett Hull, Steve Yzerman, and Luc Robitaille—are among the top 10 scorers in pro hockey history. Brian Leetch, meanwhile, was a two-time winner of the Norris Trophy, awarded to the league’s... More »

Iowa Town Wants Video Game Hall of Fame

(Newser) - Video game lovers in Ottumwa, Iowa, are ready to see the world's gaming hall of fame on their front doorstep, MSNBC reports. Forget Silicon Valley, home to Atari. And Kyoto, Japan, where Ninentdo was born. No, the town that hosted the first world championship 26 years ago “was the... More »

Hoops Star Wayman Tisdale Dead at 44

(Newser) - College basketball Hall of Famer Wayman Tisdale died today at 44, ESPN reports. Tisdale was diagnosed with bone cancer last year, and his right leg was amputated. The 6-foot-9 forward was an All-American all 3 years at Oklahoma, and went on to spend 12 years in the NBA. He was... More »

Bankrupt Sports Museum Holds Mementos Hostage

(Newser) - New York’s Sports Museum of America has filed for bankruptcy, and is holding some priceless memorabilia hostage, the Wall Street Journal reports. Though more established halls of fame saw the move coming and pulled out loaners, the trustee wants legal fees from owners of items still in storage, or... More »

McGwire Hall Snub Bodes Ill for Bonds, Clemens

Could Bonds, Clemens face exclusion?

(Newser) - Mark McGwire's awful showing in Hall of Fame voting—he got only 21.9% of votes this year, which is actually worse than last year and way below the required 75%—is a good sign that that fellow steroid pals Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds face long odds when they... More »

NFL's Sammy Baugh Is Dead

(Newser) - Sammy Baugh, who helped revolutionize the NFL's passing attack at a time when teams ran almost every down, died today at age 94. Baugh joined the Washington Redskins in 1937 in the leather-helmet era when passing was reserved for desperate situations. Baugh passed whenever he liked and led the 'Skins... More »

Granato's Influence Goes Beyond Rink

Hockey Hall of Famer is a pioneer for all women's sports

(Newser) - When Cammi Granato became the first woman selected for the US Hockey Hall of Fame this week, it was a testament to her undisputed skills on the ice. But the honor also is about her larger role in women's sports, writes ESPN's Terry Frei. "As you look around the... More »

Ewing, Olajuwon Head Hoops Hall Class

Riley, Vitale, Dantley among others honored

(Newser) - Dick Vitale cried when he heard he was selected to basketball’s Hall of Fame. The former NBA coach turned college basketball analyst joins Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing and Pat Riley, among others, in the Class of 2008. "I can't run, can't jump, can't shoot, but just have had... More »

Clemens Plays Tape to Prove Innocence

Ex-trainer never accuses hurler in heated phone talk

(Newser) - Roger Clemens played a recording of a heated, expletive-laden conversation to reporters today as proof of the hurler's innocence on steroid claims, the AP reports. In the talk, former trainer Brian McNamee—who has said he injected Clemens with steroids—did not deny Clemens' claim of innocence. Clemens' lawyers pitched... More »

Messier, Four Others Enter Hockey Hall

Stevens, MacInnis and Francis round out elite class of '07

(Newser) - Mark Messier, the emotional leader of six Stanley Cup champions, was out front again yesterday—this time with an elite group entering the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. Joining Messier were Scott Stevens, Al MacInnis and Ron Francis—a total of 13 Stanley Cups between them. The understated Messier... More »

Atari 2600 Enters Hall of Fame

Console changed the face of video games says Salon

(Newser) - One of Gen X's most notable toys received 21st-century kudos on Thursday, when the Atari 2600 was inducted into the National Toy Hall of fame. The Atari console's initial library of 9 titles changed the face of video games, says Salon's Machinist columnist Farhad Manjoo. "There'd be no 'Halo... More »

Irvin Emotional at Canton Induction

Ex-Triplet, Bills RB Thomas marquee members of Class of '07

(Newser) - Known perhaps as much for off-field misconduct as for on-field brilliance, Dallas wideout Michael Irvin demonstrated both gratitude and remorse at his induction into football's Hall of Fame. Irvin wept frequently during a 26-minute speech in which he thanked an abundance of people and hoped openly that his sons would... More »

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