TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2015 /CNW/ - The finalists for the second full class for the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame have been announced. Like the first full year, voting on the candidates are open to the public and began with an initial round of Preliminary Nominees and then was pared down to Semi-Finalists.
Last year saw Ricky Vaughan (Major League), Roy Hobbs (The Natural) and Crash Davis (Bull Durham) and Harry Doyle (Major League) emerge as the first full class joining inaugural inductee, Rocky Balboa.
This year the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame will be inducting fictional characters from three categories, Athletes, Contributors and the new Veteran's Category brought in for the first time this year.
The 15 Athlete Finalists are:
Apollo Creed (The Rocky Series)
Al Bundy (Married…With Children)
Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez (The Sandlot)
Bobby Boucher (The Waterboy)
Charlie Conway (The Mighty Ducks Trilogy)
Clubber Lang (Rocky III)
Daniel LaRusso (The Karate Kid Trilogy)
Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump)
Happy Gilmore (Happy Gilmore)
Kenny Powers (Eastbound and Down)
Reggie Dunlop (Slapshot)
Ricky Bobby (Talladega Nights)
Sam Malone (Cheers)
The Hanson Brothers (Slapshot)
Willie "Mays" Hayes (Major League)
The 10 Contributor Finalists are:
Adrian Balboa (The Rocky Series)
Carl Spackler (Caddyshack)
Chubbs Peterson (Happy Gilmore)
Darcy Sears (Varsity Blues)
Jerry Maguire (Jerry Maguire)
Jimmy Dugan (A League of Their Own)
Lou Brown (Major League & Major League II)
Mr. Miyagi (The Karate Kid Series)
Norman Dale (Hoosiers)
Ray Kinsella (Field of Dreams)
The 3 Veteran Finalists are:
Andy "The Champ" Purcell (The Champ)
Dennis Ryan (Take Me Out to the Ballgame)
Joe Boyd/Joe Hart (Damn! Yankees)
As per the last two rounds, the Finalists will be open to a public vote where by visitors to the site can vote for five Fictitious Athletes, three Fictitious Contributors and one Fictitious Veteran.
Voting for the Finalists will be online until December 7, where on December 8, 2015 the second full class for the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame will be announced.
The Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame is the sister site of The Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, both subsidiaries of Notinhalloffame.com, which annually ranks those not in the major sports and music Halls of Fame in North America since 2009.
Final Round Athlete voting:
Final Round Contributor voting:
Final Round Veterans voting:
For further information: Kirk Buchner, 647 296 5278, [email protected]