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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

Make room for LT (or else)

NYC's fab five treasures only come from diamond? Linebacker sacks that idea

By Johnette Howard

US Presswire Johnette Howard and our panel debate Lawrence Taylor's first-ballot worthiness:  Watch

It takes a lot to rank among the top five athletes in baseball-mad New York when you have to compete with Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig and Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays and Duke Snider.

But here's why Lawrence Taylor belongs in the inaugural class for the ESPN New York Hall of Fame: He was the prototype for the ideal linebacker from the moment he hit ...

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