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Ringless of Honor

June 14, 2010
June 14, 2010

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June 14, 2010

LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
JOHN WOODEN • 1910--2010
BASEBALL
STANLEY CUP FINALS
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Ringless of Honor

Junior Griffey is the latest immortal to retire without a Series win

Upon his retirement on June 2, Ken Griffey Jr. became a lock for the Hall of Fame in 2016, when he will become eligible. When Junior does enter Cooperstown, though, he will be among an even more select, if less fortunate, fraternity: inductees who never won a World Series. Here is SI's All-Ringless Hall of Fame team, with each member's salient career statistic and number of Fall Classic appearances (in parentheses).

This is an article from the June 14, 2010 issue

OF

TED WILLIAMS

.344 BA (1)

3B

GEORGE KELL

.306 BA (0)

SS

ERNIE BANKS

512 HRs (0)

C

CARLTON FISK

376 HRs (1)

RHP

JUAN MARICHAL

243--142, 2.89 ERA (1)

OF

TY COBB

.366 BA (3)

LHP

RUBE WADDELL

193--143, 2.16 ERA (0)

2B

RYNE SANDBERG

.285 BA (0)

M

AL LOPEZ

1,410 wins (2)

1B

GEORGE SISLER

.340 BA (0)

OF

KEN GRIFFEY JR.

630 HRs (0)

DH

RALPH KINER

369 HRs (0)

PHOTOJOHN BIEVER (GRIFFEY)PHOTOAP (LOPEZ)PHOTOMARK RUCKER/TRANSCENDENTAL GRAPHICS/GETTY IMAGES (WADDELL)PHOTOLOUIS REQUENA/MLB PHOTOS/GETTY IMAGES (MARICHAL)PHOTOWALTER IOOSS JR. (FISK)PHOTOMLB PHOTOS/GETTY IMAGES (KELL)PHOTOGETTY IMAGES (WILLIAMS)PHOTOTONY TRIOLO (BANKS)PHOTOV.J. LOVERO (SANDBERG)PHOTOBETTMANN/CORBIS (SISLER)PHOTOBETTMANN/CORBIS (KINER)PHOTOBETTMANN/CORBIS (COBB)PHOTOCHUCK SOLOMON (FIELD)