Latest Halls of fame News

'Summer of Rivera' closes with Yankee Stadium celebration

Aug. 17, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Taking his familiar position on the Yankee Stadium rubber, Mariano Rivera wound up and delivered his famed cut fastball to his son, Mariano Jr. It was high and outside, but no one seemed to mind. The pitch came Saturday during a pregame celebration for baseball's greatest closer and capped...

Marty Brennaman 1st broadcaster In Reds Hall of Fame

Aug. 16, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Long-time Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman will become the first inductee into the team's Hall of Fame who is not a player, manager or general manager. The team announced Friday it will honor Brennaman in April. He said in January he'll retire after this season — his...

NFL at 100: How college football became the pipeline to NFL

Aug. 10, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

Jay Berwanger won the inaugural Heisman Trophy in 1935 for the University of Chicago and became the No. 1 player taken in the first NFL draft a few months later. He chose to work at a rubber company and be a part-time coach for his alma mater rather than try to make a living playing football. More than five...

The Latest: Tony Gonzalez enters Hall of Fame

Aug. 3, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday night (all times local): 11:50 p.m. Tony Gonzalez probably could have been a star in the NBA. Instead, he chose the NFL path, and the most productive tight end in history has entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame. A...

Browns to honor quarterback great Otto Graham with statue

Jul. 30, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns are honoring Hall of Fame quarterback Otto Graham with a statue outside FirstEnergy Stadium. Graham played 10 seasons with Cleveland, leading the Browns to a title game in each one. With Graham, the Browns won four All-America Football Conference championships (1946,...

3 QBs to make Denver debut in Hall of Fame Game

Jul. 30, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — None of the Broncos' four quarterbacks have ever taken a snap for them in a game. Three of them will make their Denver debut Thursday night against the Atlanta Falcons in Canton, Ohio. Joe Flacco , acquired in a trade with Baltimore last winter, will sit out the Hall of Fame Game...

Audit criticizes lack of transparency in jobs creation fund

Jul. 30, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Department of Commerce has no written guidelines governing a fund designed to promote job creation and sometimes awards money to groups not clearly associated with economic development, according to a new audit. The department oversees the Kansas Job Creation Fund, which...

Collecting easy for football hall, challenge is displaying

Jul. 23, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

Visitors to the Pro Football Hall of Fame can see both the football Drew Brees threw in becoming the NFL's all-time passing yards leader and the uniform the Saints quarterback wore while making history. Hall of Fame officials had been monitoring Brees' chase of Peyton Manning's record, hoping the quarterback...

Tennessee Newspaper Hall of Fame inducts 3 posthumously

Jul. 23, 2019 5:08 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Three newspaper executives have been posthumously inducted into the Tennessee Newspaper Hall of Fame. John M. Jones III was publisher of The Greeneville Sun who expanded his company, Jones Media, into a family-owned group of eight newspapers. Adams Publishing Group acquired Jones...

Mariano Rivera closes Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Jul. 21, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — For Mariano Rivera, it was the culmination of a storied career, dreams of being the next Pelé long since forgotten. For Brandy Halladay, the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony was a tearful moment to reflect on the accomplishments of her late husband, and she handled a...