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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

No Patrick? Are Ew kidding?

Once again, Ewing is known for what he isn't -- in this case, a finalist for our Hall

By Ian O'Connor

Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images Ian O'Connor and our panel debate Patrick Ewing's absence from the ballot:  Watch

Patrick Ewing is never defined by what he was, but by what he was not.

He was not approachable. He was not beloved. He was not good enough or lucky enough to win an NBA title.

Too many fans see Ewing's cup as half-empty, so I had a shocked-but-not-surprised reaction to our panel's decision to exclude the Knicks' former franchise player ...

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