Posts tagged: hall of fame
Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio are among the most elite, recognizable and honored athletes of their time. They have been rewarded for their skill and dedication to the game, but the roster of Hall of Fame legends remains incomplete — one great player from the glory days of the Green Bay Packers is missing. That oversight has football fans and an entire state rallying around the cause of Packer legend and Sandpoint and University of Idaho alumnus, number 64, Jerry Kramer. Kramer is the only member of the NFL’s 50th Anniversary All-Time team not in the Hall of Fame, but even more impressively those who played with and against him agree that Kramer belongs in Canton. The University of Idaho in conjunction with Gallatin Public Affairs, is asking all football fans to put the old rivalries aside and join together in support of Kramer’s nomination to the Pro-Football Hall of Fame/Associated Press. More here. (Charlie Litchfield Idaho Press Tribune photo)
Question: Do you think this crusade will succeed in getting former Sandpoint/UI Vandal star Jerry Kramer into the NFL Hall of Fame?
In this Oct. 27, 1986, file photo, New York Mets GAry Carter is lifted in the air by relief pitcher Jese Orosco following the Met 8-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox in Game 7 of baseballs World Series at New York's Shea Stadium. Baseball Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson said today that Hall of Fame catcher has died at age 57. Story here. (AP Photo/Paul Benoit, File)
Question: What is your all-time favorite World Series moment?
Former Minnesota Twins baseball player Harmon Killebrew poses with a statue of him unveiled near Target Field in Minneapolis on April 3, 2010. Killebrew, a Payette, Idaho, native who played major league baseball for 22 years and was the American MVP in 1969 and lead the Twins to the World Series in 1965, has died after a battle with throat cancer. Story here.(AP Photo/Andy King)
Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew says he will no longer fight esophageal cancer and is settling in for the final days of his life. The Minnesota Twins released a statement on Friday from Killebrew, who was diagnosed with the disease in December. “It is with profound sadness that I share with you that my continued battle with esophageal cancer is coming to an end,” the former Twins and Washington Senators star said. “With the continued love and support of my wife, Nita, I have exhausted all options with respect to controlling this awful disease. My illness has progressed beyond my doctors' expectation of cure”/ESPN.com. More here. (AP file photo: Harmon Killebrew poses with a statue of him unveiled near Target Field in Minneapolis April 3, 2010.)
Question: Did you know that baseball Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew is from Payette, Idaho?
Former Minnesota Twins baseball player Harmon Killebrew poses with a statue of him unveiled near Target Field in Minneapolis in this April 3, 2010, file photo. Killebrew, a native of Payette, Idaho, played major league baseball for 22 years and was the American MVP in 1969 and lead the Twins to the World Series in 1965. The Hall of Famer issued a statement today re: his battle with esophageal cancer. More here. (AP Photo/Andy King)
Question: Who is the greatest athlete to come from Idaho?
Hall of Famer Bob Feller, who pitched for the Cleveland Indians, acknowledges the crowd before the Hall of Fame Classic baseball game in Cooperstown, N.Y., last summer. Feller, the Iowa farm boy whose powerful right arm earned him the nickname “Rapid Robert” and made him one of baseball’s greatest pitchers during a Hall of Fame career with the Indians, has died Wednesday. He was 92. New York Times report here. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli, File, File)
Question: Who do you consider to be the greatest Major League Baseball pitcher of the last 50 years?