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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

    • Yankees (1946-63)

      Longtime Yankees catcher was a 10-time World Series champ as a player. ... Three-time AL MVP. ... Batted .285 with 358 homers for his career. ... Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.

    • Islanders (1977-87)

      Four-time Stanley Cup champion for Islanders' dynasty of early 1980s. ... Playoff MVP in 1982. ... Scored 573 goals in just 752 career games. ... Elected to Hockey Hall of Fame in 1991.

    • Yankees (1936-42, 1946-51)

      Nine-time World Series champion. ... Three-time AL MVP ... Record 56-game hitting streak in 1941. ... Batted .325 with 361 homers for his career. ... Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955.

    • Knicks (1966-77)

      Point guard for Knicks' only two championship teams. ... Had 36 points and 19 assists in Game 7 of 1970 NBA Finals. ... Averaged 19.3 ppg during Knicks career. ... Baskeball Hall of Fame in 1987.

    • Yankees (1923-39)

      Six-time World Series champion hit 493 career homers with .340 average. ... Played in 2,130 consecutive games, a record that stood for 56 years. ... Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.

    • Yankees (1951-68)

      Seven-time World Series champ and three-time AL MVP. ... Hit 536 career homers. ... Triple Crown winner in 1956 with .353 average, 52 HRs, 130 RBIs. ... Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974.

    • Baseball Giants (1900-16)

      Career numbers: 373-188, 2.13 ERA, 2,502 strikeouts. ... Trails only Cy Young and Walter Johnson in career wins. ... World Series champion in 1905. ... Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936.

    • Baseball Giants (1951-52, 1954-57)

      World Series champion and NL MVP in 1954. ... Made epic catch in Game 1 of the '54 World Series. ... Hit 187 of his 660 career homers with N.Y. Giants. ... Elected to Hall of Fame in 1979.

    • Yankees (1931-46)

      Managed the Yankees to seven World Series titles. ... His 1,460 regular-season wins are the most in team history. ... Had .627 winning percentage with Yankees. ... Baseball Hall of Fame in 1957.

    • Rangers (1991-97, 2000-04)

      Captain of 1994 team that ended Rangers' 54-year Stanley Cup drought. ... Guaranteed victory in Game 6 of East finals, then backed it up with natural hat trick. ... Hockey Hall of Fame in 2007.

    • Jets (1965-76)

      Guaranteed that the Jets would win Super Bowl III -- which they did, giving credibility to the AFL. ... First QB to throw for more than 4,000 yards in a season. ... Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985.

    • Baseball Giants (1926-47)

      Hit 511 career home runs with 2,876 hits and .304 batting average. ... World Series champion in 1933. ... Managed the Giants for seven seasons. ... Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951.

    • Knicks (1964-74)

      Center for Knicks' only two titles teams. ... Famously played hurt in Game 7 of 1970 NBA Finals. ... NBA MVP in 1970. ... Two-time Finals MVP ... Elected to Basketball Hall of Fame in 1982.

    • Dodgers (1947-56)

      Broke baseball's color barrier in 1947. ... World Series champ in 1955. ... NL MVP in 1949. ... Batted .311 for career. ... His No. 42 is retired by all MLB teams. ... Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.

    • Yankees (1920-34)

      Hit 659 of his 714 homers for the Yankees. ... Baseball's HR king for nearly 26 years after his death. ... Seven-time World Series champ. ... Batted .342 for his career. ... Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936.

    • Mets (1967-77)

      Went 25-7 for "Miracle Mets" championship team in 1969. ... Three Cy Young Awards as a Met. ... Went 198-124 with 2.57 ERA in 11 1/2 seasons with the team. ... Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992.

    • Yankees (1973-2010)

      Yankees won seven World Series titles during Steinbrenner's tenure as team owner. ... Changed the business of baseball by aggressively pursuing free agents and launching Yankees' own TV network.

    • Yankees (1949-60)

      Managed the Yankees to seven World Series titles. ... Also managed Brooklyn Dodgers (1934-36) and New York Mets (1962-65). ... Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966.

    • Football Giants (1981-93)

      Pass-rushing linebacker changed football at all levels of the game. ... Two-time Super Bowl champ. ... Compiled 132.5 career sacks. ... NFL MVP in 1986. ... Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1999.

    • Boxing (1985-2006)

      In 1987, Brooklyn native became first heavyweight champion to own the WBA, WBC and IBF belts at the same time. ... Career record of 50-6-2 (44 KOs). ... Elected to Boxing Hall of Fame in 2011.