Hall Of Fame
He has left his mark on the basketball court and on the community of South Florida and now former Miami Heat center Alonzo Mourning can add one more title to his name, Hall of Famer.
He was the first in a string of signal callers who helped make the University of Miami “Quarterback U,” but Jim Kelly is facing his toughest opponent now, cancer that is spreading through his body.
Sports writer and ESPN host Dan LeBatard was stripped of his baseball Hall of Fame vote after he allowed fans of the website Deadspin to fill out the ballot. LeBatard’s move was to point out the hypocrisy of organization, which may have worked on multiple levels.
Last year, the website Deadspin announced it had obtained a vote for the baseball Hall of Fame from a voter. The voter voluntarily gave the ballot to Deadspin to fill out. It turns out; the voter was CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald columnist Dan LeBatard.
The Baseball Hall of Fame revealed the 2013 inductees Wednesday afternoon and while no one was a unanimous selection, three former Major League stars were selected for Cooperstown.
Collectively Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox have won more than 6,000 games as managers and now all three are headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
The GRAMMY Hall of Fame was established in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. According to GRAMMY.org, inductees are selected by a “special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts.”
Before other sports matched the money and none of the danger, boxing was must-watch theater, a distillation of the rags-to-riches narrative that personified the American Dream. And Ken Norton was Exhibit A.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame released its class of 2014 Modern-Era nominees and the list contains a lot of players who have spent some time in South Florida.
Alex Rodriguez entered baseball in July 1994 and was immediately pegged as a future Hall of Famer and one of the greatest to ever play. Instead, the player who was considered a shoo-in for Cooperstown will be suspended through the rest of the 2013 season and all of the 2014 season for his role in the Biogenesis scandal, according to CBSNews.com.