OBFBL Hall of Fame – Grand Opening

Posted: February 16, 2012 in League News

Today in an anti-climatic online celebration we finally open the OBFBL Hall of Fame!

The concept of having a Hall of Fame dedicated to the OBFBL was an idea I had for years and our 10th season was the perfect time to bring it to life. The intention is to highlight those baseball players that have had significant fantasy baseball success in the OBFBL. Several players in the 10 year history of the OBFBL have been crucial to teams winning the Shooter Cup, and others have had prolonged high performance results.

Players accumulate points each year in 4 ways:
1) Being a keeper
2) Being ranked in the top 20 players (based on final results that year)
3) Being a rookie keeper. With bonus points for being an impactful rookie keeper (ranked in top 100 overall in their first or second RK year)
4) Voting points. Each team owner is given a discretionary amount of points to assign to players at the end of the year. The number of points is based on order of finish with the Shooter Cup winner getting 50 points, 2nd place with 35 points, 3rd place with 25 points, 4th place with 20 points, and the remaining teams getting 10 points. The team owner assigns points to players whose performances resulted in the success of their team

In order to be eligible for the OBFBL Hall of Fame players must reach a defined threshold. Today we are excited to announce the Class of 2011 (Originally selected prior to the 2011 Entry Draft).

OBFBL HALL OF FAME MEMBERS:


ALBERT PUJOLS
Class of 2011
175 HOF points

  • One of 4 players to be kept 10 out of 10 times
  • Ranked amongst the top 20 players in baseball 9 times (out of 10)
  • Ranked amongst the top 5 players in baseball 7 times, including: 3 first place and 3 second place finishes
  • Has been kept by 3 teams: Gash in 2002-2004; Dynasty in 2005-2007 and 2010-2011; Dick Dogs in 2008-2009
  • Points breakdown: 175 total – 50 keeper, 45 top-20, 80 voting points
  • Was originally drafted by the Etobicoke Crackheads in 2002 with the #39 pick. He was later traded that same year to the Beaverton Gaping Gash for Kerry Wood and J.D. Drew
  • Was acquired as the top target for the Dynasty upon joining the OBFBL in 2005, with a king’s ransom paid to acquire him
  • Was acquired by the Dick Dogs in 2008 in return for Texeira/Bay/Halladay/Mauer/Votto/BJ Ryan
  • Was sent back to the Dynasty prior to the 2011 season for Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Howard
  • Pujols has led two teams to Shooter Cup titles: the 2002 Gaping Gash and 2007 Dynasty
  • Albert Pujols will enter the OBFBL Hall of Fame wearing a Pickering Dynasty jersey

ALEX RODRIGUEZ
Class of 2011
135 HOF points

  • One of 4 players to be kept 10 out of 10 times
  • Ranked amongst the top 20 players in baseball 7 times (out of 10), including 2 first place and 2 third place finishes
  • Has been kept by 3 teams: Tribe – 2002-2008; Dynasty in 2009; Dick Dogs in 2010-11
  • Points breakdown: 135 total – 50 keeper, 35 top-20, 50 voting points
  • Was originally drafted by the London Tribe in 2002 with the #1 overall pick
  • Was acquired by the Dynasty in 2009 for Adam Jones/Choo/ARamirez/Figgins/MGonzalez/Fuentes/Matsuzaka
  • Was acquired by the Dick Dogs in 2010
  • Rodriguez led the Tribe to a 2nd place finish in 2007, ranking the #1 player overall that year
  • In 2011 Rodriguez finally won his first Shooter Cup, with the Durham Dick Dogs
  • Alex Rodriguez will enter the OBFBL Hall of Fame wearing a London Tribe jersey

ROY HALLADAY
Class of 2011
121 HOF points

  • One of 4 players to be kept 10 out of 10 times
  • Ranked amongst the top 20 players in baseball 4 times (out of 10)
  • Ranked as the top pitcher twice – 2008 and 2010
  • Is the first and only pitcher inducted into the Hall of Fame so far
  • Has been kept by 5 different teams: Dick Dogs – 2002, 2004-2007; Nomads (now Blue Balls) – 2003, 2008; Gaping Gash – 2009, Motorboats – 2010, Legacy – 2011
  • Points breakdown: 121 total – 50 keeper, 20 top-20, 51 voting points
  • Was originally drafted by the Durham Dick Dogs in 2002 with the 124th overall pick
  • Halladay helped lead 2 teams to the Shooter Cup – the Dick Dogs in 2006 and the Gaping Gash in 2011 where he was dealt at the trade deadline for several players to help the Gash win
  • Roy Halladay will enter the OBFBL Hall of Fame wearing a Durham Dick Dogs jersey

VLADIMIR GUERRERO
Class of 2011
121 HOF points

  • Ranked amongst the top 20 players in baseball 4 times (out of 10), including 2 first place finishes (2002 and 2004)
  • Has been kept by 5 different teams: Fury– 2002-2004; Dick Dogs – 2005; Crackheads – 2006-2007, Asshats – 2008, Nomads (now Blue Balls) – 2009
  • Points breakdown: 121 total – 40 keeper, 20 top-20, 61 voting points
  • Was originally drafted by the Brooklin Legacy in 2002 with the 12th overall pick
  • Guerrero helped lead 2 teams to the Shooter Cup – the Fury in 2005 and the Dick Dogs in 2006 and both times he was dealt at the trade deadline for several players to help the team win. Subsequently he received voting points from both teams he played on those years
  • Vladimir Guerrero will enter the OBFBL Hall of Fame wearing a Frankford Fury jersey

ICHIRO SUZUKI
Class of 2011
115 HOF points

  • One of 4 players to be kept 10 out of 10 times
  • Has been kept by 5 different teams: Fury– 2002-2004; Dick Dogs – 2005; Crackheads – 2006-2007, Asshats – 2008, Nomads (now Blue Balls) – 2009
  • Points breakdown: 115 total – 50 keeper, 15 top-20, 50 voting points
  • Was originally drafted by the North York Muff Divers (now Motorboats) in 2002 with the 6th overall pick
  • Ichiro helped lead 2 teams to the Shooter Cup – the Muff Divers (now Motorboats) in 2004 and the Gaping Gash in 2010
  • Ichiro will enter the OBFBL Hall of Fame wearing a Beaverton Gaping Gash jersey

CARLOS BELTRAN
Class of 2011
115 HOF points

  • Has been kept 9 out of 10 times
  • Has been kept by 6 different teams: Nomads (now Blue Balls) – 2002, 2006; Dick Dogs – 2003-2005; Dynasty – 2007, 2009; Tribe – 2008; Legacy – 2010
  • Ranked in the top 10 overall for results in 5 seasons
  • Points breakdown: 115 total – 45 keeper, 30 top-20, 40 voting points
  • Was originally drafted by the Etobicoke Crackheads in 2002 with the 82nd overall pick
  • Beltran helped lead the Dynasty to the Shooter Cup in 2007
  • Carlos Beltran will be enter the OBFBL Hall of Fame wearing a Durham Dick Dogs jersey
Comments
  1. Anonymous says:

    •Has been kept by 5 different teams: Fury– 2002-2004; Dick Dogs – 2005; Crackheads – 2006-2007, Asshats – 2008, Nomads (now Blue Balls) – 2009
    •Ichiro will be inducted into the OBFBL Hall of Fame wearing a Beaverton Gaping Gash jersey

    I don’t understand…why is Ichiro being inducted in a Beaverton jersey if he was never kept by that team?

    • Mike Conley says:

      Most voted points from the Gash also won a shooter cup with that franchise. Keepers are only one factor in the process. The franchise of record is also not finalized until the player retires.

  2. Durham Dick Dogs says:

    I love this article!!! Great job Con. I love that I’ve kept all 6 HOF’ers in the past and have 2 of them wearing my jersey in the hall. Couple that with 2 Shooter Cups and Durham is looking like the most successful franchise in OBFBL history!!!

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