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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

Babe leads five legends into Hall

DiMaggio, Gehrig, Mantle, Robinson also in New York Hall of Fame's first class

By Mike Mazzeo
Special to

Babe Ruth may be third on the all-time home run list, but he is the No. 1 New York sports icon -- by a large margin.

The Bambino was the top vote-getter on the inaugural ESPN New York Hall of Fame ballot and was one of five transcendent baseball players that fans elected to the Class of 2011.

Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle and Jackie Robinson will join Ruth in the New York Hall of Fame.

Ruth's name appeared on 75.6 percent of the 55,834 ...

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