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ESPN NY Hall of Fame

Our inaugural class:

Babe Ruth

Joe DiMaggio

Lou Gehrig

Mickey Mantle

Jackie Robinson

Babe is top vote-getter

The finalists | Photo gallery Photo Gallery

Looking ahead to 2012 »

Note: Active players are not eligible.

• Video: Panelists debate on Hall candidates Video

• Ian O'Connor: Where is Patrick Ewing?

• Andrew Marchand: Babe is king of NYC

• Johnette Howard: Make room for LT

• Wallace Matthews: Ballot of Willis and Joe Willie

• Rob Parker: Remember the Islanders

• Mechelle Voepel: Rise of women's hoops

Each team's fab five:

• Baseball: Yankees | Mets

• Football: Giants | Jets

• Basketball: Knicks | Nets | St. John's | Liberty

• Hockey: Rangers | Islanders | Devils

Who will join the Babe?

Panel agrees Ruth will be in our inaugural Hall class -- then the fun really begins

By Andrew Marchand

Who's worthy? Who isn't? Andrew Marchand moderates a series debates:  Watch

There is only one name that ends all New York sports bar arguments. You can go back and forth on an endless number of topics in New York sports history, save for one.

Who is the king of the city?

Babe Ruth.

So when our panel went about picking candidates for the ESPN New York Hall of Fame -- and debating who we think should be in the inaugural class -- we argued ...

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