Following the 2005 Baseball Season, with 4 years under our belts, FSRU.com named our first inductee into the FSRU Hall of Fame.
Up until 2012, Only one team owner was named each year. FSRU now will nominate two team owners each year to the coveted HOF.
That standout team owner will be recognized for his overall success in FSRU.com Fantasy Sports Leagues. Fantasy Sports accomplishments can be in one league (over a number of years), multiple leagues (better), or multiple sports (even better).
While we know our team owners take great pride in getting their name on the League Winners page. Induction into the Hall of Fame is our highest recognition. Those who are inducted become site icons. An owner can only be inducted once, never again. And that status can never be removed.
Nominees accomplishments will be considered in leagues they finished in 1st or 2nd Place only. Other placements will not be factored into deciding the award winner. Nominees will not be credited for finishing 3rd, nor will a 10th place finish detract from their accomplishments.
We did not want to cheapen this award with a one time monetary payout. This is simply more permanent than that. Instead, as a reward for excellence, we humbly award the the winner a prize consistent with the finality of the award.
The winner will receive- on all teams, in all keeper leagues- a $50 DISCOUNT FOR LIFE. This is a lifetime discount, and it is reserved for the best of the best. Meet them now...
2012 Hall of Fame inductee is.... Mark O'Brien and Joe O'Brien
Mark and Joe are two unrelated buddies that share the same last name and play teams together and separately. Going into the 2012 season, Mark had 5 individual head to head league Championships under his belt, while Joe had 3, and they had captured 3 more together as teammates. A total of 11 Championships between them. But in 2012, they dominated winning 6 Championships. Each winning a league championship individually, Mark winning 1st Place in Toledo, while Joe taking the Playoff Championship in the same league. While teammates, they captured 4 more championships: Florida Marlins (1st Place Regular Season), Pittsburgh Pirates (1st Place Regular Season), and Toronto Blue Jays (1st Place Regular Season and Playoff Championship) bringing their total championships to 17. They are both multiple sport champions. Welcome to the Hall!
2011 Hall of Fame inductee is.... Joshua Brinkley
Joshua went into the 2011 fantasy baseball season with 4 league championships. He won the Milwaukee Brewers in 2008 and 2009, and the St. Louis Cardinals in 2007 and 2009. He played 4 leagues in 2011, and he won them all, including his 3rd in Cardinals. Joshua capped off his dominant fantasy baseball season by becoming a two sport Champion and winning 1st Place in the regular season and the Super Bowl in Carolina Panthers league...Wow.
2010 Hall of Fame inductee is.... Jason Heinemann
Jason won the Los Angeles Lakers fantasy basketball league in 2006 and 2007, took 2nd in 2008, and then followed that up with championships in 2009 and 2010. Four championships and a 2nd in the same league, over a 5 year period, earned his induction.
2009 Hall of Fame inductee is.... Benjamin Brunton
Ben won the Oakland A's fantasy baseball league for 5 straight years: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. After his 4th, he was recognized as an FSRU dynasty, and inducted. Five consecutive league championships stands as a record on FSRU, and its one record that could stand for a while. Ben is a two sport champion having won the St. Louis Rams league in 2011.
2008 Hall of Fame inductee is.... Dan Klawitter
Dan won a fantasy baseball and a fantasy football league in 2006, and has not stopped winning since. Only Jack D'Ignoti has more league championships than Dans 15. Dan shows his overall knowledge of fantasy sports with his mix of eight championships in football and seven in baseball.
2007 Hall of Fame inductee is.... Jack D'Ignoti
The player dubbed "Trader Jack," has won championships in all three sports: fantasy baseball, fantasy football and fantasy basketball. Jack holds the record for most championships on FSRU.com with 24. He won his first league championship in 2003, when FSRU hosted only 12 total fantasy sports leagues.
2006 Hall of Fame inductee is.... Marc Salz
Marc won his 5th and his 6th league championships in 2006, one being his 3rd consecutive league championship in the Boston Red Sox League. This accomplishment was the very first 3 year league dynasty on FSRU and got him inducted into the Hall. Marc has won championships in all three sports. Marc is the 2012 reigning champion in the San Francisco Giants league.
2005 Hall of Fame inductee is.... Todd Lammi
Todd won his 3rd and 4th league championships in 2005, when he won the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers Leagues. His two championships secured his position as the very 1st FSRU Hall of Fame Inductee. Todd has won league championships in two sports, fantasy baseball and fantasy basketball. Todd is the 2012 reigning champion in both the Los Angelas Dodgers and San Antonio Spurs leagues.
We make no bones about it. The competition for this award is extremely tough. An outline for candidates can be found on our league winners pages in Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Football and Fantasy Basketball. Inductees are not required to be listed as contenders, but the below stand as the current frontrunners. Please note that the intangibles of fair play and professionalism will also be a factor.
Meet The 2012 Contenders:
The contenders for the 2012 FSRU Hall of Fame are a serious group of league winners. Their league wins are listed in parenthasis (). A half win is issued for two winner fantasy football and fantasy baseball head to head leagues. Some of these guys have been going at it for years and they are sure to fight it out till the end. Stay Tuned...
Joe Brown: NY Mets (3), NE Patriots (1/2, 1/2), SF 49'ers (1/2, 1/2), Pittsburgh Pirates (1/2)
Joes Rundown- In 2012, Joe won his 3rd consecutive championship in the New York Mets League. As Mets league goes into redraft, Joe goes into this critical year as the three year reigning champion and needing a 4th to get the dynasty tag and guaranteed induction.
Jameson Hills: San Diego Padres (3), Kansas City Royals (1)
Jamesons Rundown- Similarly to Joe Brown above, in 2012, Jameson won his 3rd consecutive championship in the San Diego Padres League. His league also went goes into redraft in 2013. He need his 4th in a row in Padres to attain the dynasty tag and guaranteed induction.
Ted Deckers: SF Giants (3), Cleveland Indians (1/2, 1/2), Philadelphia Phillies (1/2)
Teds Rundown- Ted won the SF Giants league in 2009, 2010 and 2011, before falling to 3rd in 2012. As Giants goes into redraft in 2013, he shoots to win the same league for a 4th time in 5 years and hope one of the above guys fall.
Michael Russell: Albuquerque Isotopes (1), Iowa Cubs (1), Oklahoma City Redhawks (1), Tucson Padres (1)
Michaels Rundown- Mike began on the site in 2012 with 8 leagues. He is the newbie of the group and monied in every league he competed, winning the Championship in four of them. Like Bryan Bradley a year earlier, he dominated every where. He has the ability and has put himself in position to get into the Hall in only two years.
Chris Bennett: Boston Red Sox (1), Los Angeles Dodgers (1), NY Knicks (2). Chris is a 2 sport Champion.
Chris' Rundown- Chris has played on FSRU since 2005 and he plays a small number of leagues. In the early years, he took a runnerup in Dodgers in 2006. In 2009, Chris took his first Championship in Knicks League. In 2010 and 2011, he posted 3 more Championships and 2 Runners Up. He is playing at the top of the standings in every league he competes.
David Shiroff: Milwaukee Brewers (2), Houston Astros (1), LA Dodgers (1)
Davids Rundown- Wins NL-Only leagues with consistency against some of the touphest Hall of Famers and highly respected competition on the site.
Bryan Bradley: Iowa Aces (1), NY Yankees (1), Texas Rangers (1)
Bryans Rundown- Came on the site in 2011 with 4 leagues and won 3 of them before the sophmore jinx took hold. What will 2013 bring?
Gary Haroutunian: Arizona Diamondbacks (1), Pittsburgh Steelers (1/2), NY Jets (1/2), Dallas Cowboys (1/2), StL Rams (1/2)
Garys Rundown- Gary is a grinder. He has piled up wins over multiple leagues over multiple years. He has put together the resume but he needs that one BIG year to take him over the top. If that one year comes, he will ready.
Stephen Atkinson: Denver Broncos (1/2, 1/2), Carolina Panthers (1/2), KC Chiefs (1/2), StL Rams (1/2), SF 49'ers (1/2, 1/2, 1/2)
Stephens Rundown- Came on the site in 2010 and has been piling up championships in fantasy football over the last two years. This guy is playing like he's on a mission.