Following the 2005
Baseball Season, with 4 years under our belts, FSRU.com named our first inductee
into the FSRU Hall of Fame. From 2012 to 2015, due to team owner nominations and the performances listed on the page, FSRU inducted two team owners each year to the coveted HOF. Beginning in 2016, Hall of Fame inductees will be reduced to one again until required.
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.
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...
2016 Hall of Fame inductees are.... Brian Schmid and Jeff Elwood
In 2016, the team of Brian Schmid and Jeff Elwood won their 4th consecutive championship in the Trenton Thunder 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. Along with Ben Brunton and Jameson Hills, The "Binghitters" duo are only the 3rd team to ever grab the golden ring and accomplish the four in a row dynasty tag feat in the history of FSRU. Welcome to the Hall!
2015 Hall of Fame inductee is.... Anthony Paradise
Anthony won his first league on the site in 2007, and then put up 2 Championships in 2008, 1 in 2010, 2 in 2011, 4 in 2012, 3 in 2013, 1 in 2014, and 1 in 2015. In essence, Anthony has won 14 leagues over 8 seasons- and he has done so over all three sports, winning leagues in fantasy baseball, fantasy football, and fantasy basketball. He is the reigning champion in the Kansas City Royals league. Going into the 2015 season he was only three sport champion not in the HOF. It was time to fix that.
2015 Hall of Fame inductee is.... Bill Anderson
Bill won his 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 3 championships. He then won 2 in 2014, 3 in 2015 and two more in 2016 as he is the reigning champion in the New Orleans Zephyrs and Sacramento Rivercats. Bill is a two sport champion.
2014 Hall of Fame inductee is.... Jacob Benoit
Going into 2017, Jacob has 34 Total Championships on FSRU, the most ever attained on the site. Jacob is a three sport champion.
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 rotisserie league finishes on top of that.
2013 Hall of Fame inductee is.... Michael Russell
In 2013, Michael became the first and only inductee to ever make the HOF in only two years when he put up 16 championships in 2012 and 2013. Michael has 20 Championships going into the 2017 fantasy baseball season.
2013 Hall 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. Jameson is the 2nd team owner to accomplish the feat in the history of FSRU.
2012 Hall 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.
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 consecutive championship, he grabbed the dynasty tag and sealed his induction. He then went on to win his 5th consecutive league championships, which stands today as a record on FSRU. That is one record that could stand for a while. Ben is a three sport 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. 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 24 championships on FSRU.
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. Todd is the reigning champion in the San Antonio league. Going
into 2016, Todd has won 9 championships in fantasy baseball and 5 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 2017 Contenders:
The contenders for the 2017 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, Regular Season and Playoff, 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...
Rocky Catalano: Detroit Tigers (2), Jacksonville Suns (2), New York Knicks (1), Pensacola Blue Wahoos (3), St. Louis Cardinals (1)
Rocky Catalano Rundown- Rocky won his first championship in the New York Knicks fantasy basketball league in 2013. He followed up with posting back to back 2014 and 2015 championships in the Detroit Tigers and Jacksonville Suns, while posting three in a row in the Pensacola Biggest Payout Blue Wahoos when he also added 2016. His portfolio of championships also includes the St. Louis Cardinals in 2015. That's 8 championships in three years....This guys is coming and he stands as top contender for the Hall next year. Rocky is a two sport champion.
Joe Brown: NY Mets (4), Oakland A's (1),
NE Patriots (1/2, 1/2), SF 49'ers (1/2, 1/2), Pittsburgh Pirates (1/2) Syracuse Chiefs (1)
Joe Brown Rundown- While not consecutive, in 2015, Joe won his 4th championship in the New York
Mets League. It should be noted, that five championships in the same league (non consecutive) has only been done once on the site. Joe is a two sport champion.
Jose Soto: Florida Marlins (1/2), Memphis Redbirds (1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 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)
Jose Soto 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. In 2015, he added another fantasy baseball championship in Memphis Redbirds. In 2016, four more championships. Jose is a two sport champion.
David Shiroff: Milwaukee Brewers (3), Houston Astros (2), LA Dodgers (2)
David Shiroff Rundown- In 2016, David won his 7th Championship in an NL-Only league when he won the LA Dodgers league. He has won with consistency against some of the toughest and highly respected competition on the site.
David Mann: Chicago Cubs (4), Cleveland Indians (1/2), Birmingham Barons (1/2)
David Mann 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.
Stephen Atkinson: Denver Broncos (1/2, 1/2, 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)
Stephen Atkinson 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
Charles Ward: Binghampton Mets (1), Huntsville Stars (1/2), Jacksonville Suns (1), Sacramento Rivercats (1/2, 1/2, 1/2), Tacoma Rainiers (1/2, 1/2), Tucson Padres (1), Baltimore Ravens (1/2), Seattle Seahawks (1/2)
Charles Ward Rundown- Charles has put up 11 Championships from 2013 to 2016. He is the reigning champion in the Binghampton Mets League and the Tacoma Rainiers. He is rolling up the championships.
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 Haroutunian 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.
Disclaimer: While it may go without saying, it should be noted that Hall of Fame Inductees and Contenders are expected to conduct themselves, toward other members, toward the site, and toward the hobby, at an ethically high level and with dignity and transparency within the hobby. HOF winners are advertised by FSRU, and therefore are considered representatives of the site. HOF winners are expected and responsible for conducting themselves properly or they risk the suspension or removal of their prized discount. HOF contenders may be passed over for induction for similar improper behavior.