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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

Jackie Robinson

Dodgers (1947-56)

Only one player in Major League Baseball history has had his number retired by every team:

Jackie Robinson.

If anyone deserved such a gesture, it was Robinson, No. 42 for the Brooklyn Dodgers and the most socially significant athlete of the 20th century.

Robinson broke baseball's color barrier on April 15, 1947, becoming the first black player to appear in the major leagues since the late 1800s. Robinson dealt with hatred and bigotry -- on and off ...

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