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Following the 2005
Baseball Season, with 4 years under our belts, FSRU.com named our first inductee
into the FSRU Hall of Fame.
As the site approached 100 keeper leagues, beginning in 2012, FSRU began nominating
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...
2014 Hall of Fame inductee is.... Jacob Benoit
Jacob won the Regular Season Championship with the Tennessee Titans in 2011. He then won the Albuquerque Isotopes in 2013. He began 2014 with his 2nd Tennessee Titans Regular Season Championship and then won the San Antonio Spurs fantasy basketball championship. While in the midst of a strong season, going into the baseball season, Jacob was not even listed as a contender on this page. Then he went on to win 5 Fantasy Baseball Rotisserie Championships and 6 Head to Head (½ point) Championships . He ended the year by breaking Michael Russells record and having the best year ever on FSRU with 9 ½ Championships. Jacob is a three sport champion. Welcome to the Hall!
2014 Hall of Fame inductee is.... Chris Hooper
In 2012, Chris won two rotisserie championships and followed that up with two more in 2013. In 2014 he took two more roto championships in the Corpus Christi Hooks and the Oakland A's leagues as well as the World Series in the Toledo Mudhens Head to Head league. He also added three 2nd place finishes on top of that. Welcome to the Hall!
2013 Hall of Fame inductee is.... Michael Russell
Mike began on the site in 2012 with 8 fantasy baseball leagues and monied in every league he competed, winning the Championship in four of them. In 2013, he upped his teams to 18 and ended the season with eight Championship, six second places, and two third places. Up until 2013, no one had ever been inducted into the HOF in less than three years. Michael is the 2014 reigning champion in the Arizona Diamondbacks, Pawtucket Red Sox, Texas Rangers and Tucson Padres leagues.
of Fame inductee is.... Jameson Hills
In 2013, Jameson won his 4th consecutive
championship in the San Diego Padres League and earned the dynasty tag, and automatic induction into the FSRU Hall of Fame. Although many have gotten into position to earn the HOF inclusion of the dynasty tag, Jameson is only the 2nd team owner ever to accomplish the feat in the history of FSRU. Jameson is the current 2014 reigning champion in the Bowie Baysox and San Antonio Missions leagues.
of Fame inductees are.... 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 and
capturing 4 more championships as partners. They are both multiple sport champions.
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. Joshua has continued his great play and is the 2014 reigning champion in the Atlanta Braves and Detroit Tigers leagues.
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 three sport champion having won
the St. Louis Rams fantasy football league in 2011 and the New York Knicks
fantasy basketball league in 2012. Ben is the reigning 2014 fantasy baseball Washington Nationals champion.
2008 Hall of Fame inductee is.... Dan Klawitter
Dan won a fantasy baseball and a fantasy football league in 2006 and then piled onto that. Only Jack D'Ignoti has more league championships than Dans 15. Dan
is a two sport Champion and 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 with 24.
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 is
a three sport champion with 4 championships in fantasy baseball, 4 championships
in fantasy football, and 2 championships in fantasy basketball.
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. Those two championships secured his position
as the very 1st FSRU Hall of Fame Inductee. Todd is a two sport champion. Going
into 2015, Todd has won 9 championships in fantasy baseball and 4 in fantasy
We make no bones about it. The competition for this award is extremely tough. A resume for candidates below can be found on our league winners pages in
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
Meet The 2014 Contenders:
The contenders for the 2014 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...
Anthony Paradise: Colorado Rockies (1/2, 1/2), St. Louis Cardinals (1), Dallas Cowboys
(1/2), Green Bay Packers (1/2), Kansas City Chiefs (1/2), New England Patriots (1/2, 1/2), New York Jets (1/2, 1/2), Pittsburgh Steelers
(1/2), Los Angeles Lakers (1)
Anthony's Rundown- Anthony won is first league on the site in 2007, and then put up two Championships in 2008, one in 2010 and two in 2011. While not Hall of Fame
worthy, he built a steady resume of strong play. But in 2012 he stepped clearly forward, winning 4 leagues. That same year, he also became one of only five players
on the site who have won leagues in all three sports- the other four are in the Hall. Anthony added three 2013 Fantasy Football Regular Season Championships in Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs and New York Jets.
Note: FSRU has never had real difficulty in choosing the Hall of Fame Inductees. Like Jacob Benoit above, it was always pretty obvious- until 2014. We had the choice of Chris Hooper, who had the best year; Jose Soto- who is a two sport Champion; and Anthony Paradise- who has the best Championship record, who is a three sport Champion, and had the least year of the three. Unfortunately, as Jacob had secured his spot uncontested, thier could only be one inductee of the three. and a tough choice had to be made. All I can say to Anthony and Jose, is you guys were both very close. In this case, being runnerup in a roto league did make the choice easier and was a factor.
Jose Soto: Memphis Redbirds (1/2, 1/2, 1/2), Sacramento Rivercats (1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2), Scranton Wilkes Barre Rail Riders (1/2), Tacoma Rainiers (1/2, 1/2, 1/2), Utah Jazz (1/2, 1/2)
Joses Rundown- Jose prefers the head to head format. He came on the site in 2012 playing fantasy baseball and
took 4 Championships, equally split between the regular season and the playoffs. He then followed that up with a regular season fantasy basketball championship making him a two sport champion. In 2013, he put four more fantasy baseball championships. In 2014, he added three more fantasy baseball championships and another in fantasy basketball. He goes into 2015 as a close second to Anthony Paradise.
Doug Harris: Washington Nationals (3), Norfolk Tides (1), KC Royals (1)
Doug Rundown- Doug put two Championships under his belt in 2013, winning the Norfolk Tides as well as his third consecutive in the Washington Nationals. Doug went for the dynasty tag and automatic inclusion into the Hall in 2014, but fell short of grabbing the golden ring. In 2015, he goes for 4 out of 5 in the same league as it goes into redraft. While not guaranteed, 4 out of 5 makes a strong case for the HOF and one inductee, Jason Heinemann, has already made it based on that accomplishment.
David Mann: Chicago Cubs (4), Cleveland Indians (1/2)
Davids Rundown- David has won the Chicago Cubs league in 2006, 2011, 2013 and 2014. In 2015, he not only goes for 4 Championships in 5 years, but he also goes for tieing the FSRU record of 5 championships in the same league. This record is currently held by Ben Brunton who won the Oakland A's 5 years in a row. FSRU HOF loves to reward record holders.
Joe Brown: NY Mets (3), Oakland A's (1),
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 and then had his heart broken by as he reached for the dynasty tag. Joe is a two sport champion.
Stephen Atkinson: Denver Broncos (1/2, 1/2, 1/2), Carolina Panthers (1/2), KC Chiefs
(1/2), StL Rams (1/2, 1/2), SF 49'ers (1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2)
Stephens Rundown- Came on the site in 2010 and has been piling up championships
in fantasy football ever since. This guy is playing like he's on a
mission. Stephen is the reigning 2013 Fantasy Football San Francisco 49'ers Super Bowl Champion.
Bill Anderson: Colorado Rockies (1/2), Florida Marlins (1/2), New Orleans Zephyrs (1), Oklahoma City Redhawks (2), Pittsburgh Pirates (1/2), Tacoma Rainiers (1/2)
Bills Rundown- Bill won is first two Championship in 2011 when he won the World Series in the Colorado Rockies and the Regular Season championship in the Pittsburgh Pirates league. In 2013, he added three championships. Bill is the reigning Champion in the New Orleans Zephyrs and the Oklahoma City Redhawks, which he has won two years in a row.
Charles Ward: Huntsville Stars (1/2), Jacksonville Suns (1), Sacramento Rivercats (1), Tucson Padres (1), Baltimore Ravens (1/2), Seattle Seahawks (1/2)
Charles Rundown- Charles won 4 Championships in 2013 and just added two in 2014. This guy is on a run.
David Shiroff: Milwaukee Brewers (3), Houston Astros (1), LA Dodgers (1)
Davids Rundown- In 2013, David won his 5th Championship in an NL-Only league when he won the Milwaukee Brewers. While not consecutively, he has won the Brewers league in 2007, 2011 and 2013. He has won with consistency against some of the toughest and highly respected competition on the site.
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.
Gary Haroutunian: Arizona Diamondbacks (1), Death Before Dishonor (1), Pittsburgh
Steelers (1/2, 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. Gary is the reigning 2013 Fantasy Football Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Champion.