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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

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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

Ready for the tough decisions?

Inaugural NY Hall class was epic, but 2012 should be more wide open -- and fun

By Ian Begley
Special to

Now the fun really begins.

The ESPN New York Hall of Fame's inaugural class has been inducted. There's no more room for debate, no more time for you to vote. Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle and Jackie Robinson are in.

And it's hard to argue with those five. After all, we're talking about New York baseball's Mount Rushmore here.

Back in 2012 These names will appear on the ballot:
• Yogi Berra
• Mike Bossy

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