Latest Halls of fame News

New curator hopes to broaden Alabama Music Hall of Fame

Aug. 07, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (AP) — When Mickey Lollar walks through the Alabama Music Hall of Fame he senses more than a museum. He feels the history and story of Alabama. “So many people simply view the Alabama Music Hall of Fame as an induction and performance organization...

Pro Football Hall of Fame recognizes women's impact

Aug. 05, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A 15-year-old boy made his way through the the Pro Football Hall of Fame museum on Friday, checking out the memorabilia and bronze busts before stopping to take a picture of Jen Welter’s blue-and-pink jersey to send to his younger sister. “She will love...

Cliff Branch's speed led to Hall of Fame after long wait

Aug. 04, 2022 02:59 AM EDT

Cliff Branch was the epitome of what Al Davis coveted in a receiver during his decades running the Raiders. Branch arrived in Oakland with the game-breaking speed needed to fuel the Raiders' vertical offense and as soon as he learned to harness that speed and develop reliable hands,...

Mom's lessons of pluck, preparation served LeRoy Butler well

Aug. 01, 2022 12:34 PM EDT

Growing up in a rough-and-tumble Jacksonville housing project, LeRoy Butler wore hand-me-down clothes, what he calls his “Forrest Gump” leg braces and a constant smile. His grandmother, Rosa Lee Durham, used to tell him that his gift from God was his uncanny ability to “ignore...

Boselli carries memories of late father into Hall of Fame

Jul. 31, 2022 13:39 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tony Boselli has a video to watch, a bona fide tear-jerker that’s sure to turn one of the toughest offensive tackles in NFL history into an emotional wreck. It’s a congratulatory message from his father, recorded 11 days before Don Anthony Boselli Sr....

Contreras, Anderson power Braves to 6-2 victory over Arizona

Jul. 30, 2022 23:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — William Contreras homered twice, Ian Anderson allowed one hit in six scoreless innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 on Saturday night. The victory was Atlanta’s second straight and boosted the defending World Series champion Braves to...

Hall of Famers in push for baseball in cricket-mad region

Jul. 28, 2022 02:14 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Two Hall of Fame baseball players are leading a push to bring the sport that made them famous to India, Pakistan and the Middle East. Former New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera and ex-Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin are the familiar faces...

Tim Kurkjian, Jack Graney honored by Baseball Hall of Fame

Jul. 23, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Writer Tim Kurkjian and the late Jack Graney, the first former major league player to transfer to the broadcast booth, were honored Saturday by the Baseball Hall of Fame for their contributions to the game. Kurkjian was presented with the Baseball Writers'...

Golf Hall of Fame to move back to Pinehurst at new site

Jul. 20, 2022 09:40 AM EDT

The World Golf Hall of Fame is leaving Florida and returning to North Carolina, where it will be part of the USGA's campus at Pinehurst and stage two induction ceremonies during the U.S. Open weeks in 2024 and 2029. The move will involve relocating some of the artifacts that have...

Maxime Cressy wins first ATP title on Newport's grass courts

Jul. 17, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Fourth-seeded American Maxime Cressy rallied to win his first career ATP Tour title, beating No. 3 seed Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstani 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3) on Sunday in the Hall of Fame Open. After knocking out four-time Newport champ John Isner in the semifinals...