The 2018 Backyard Hall of Fame Class Induction

Congratulations to the three members of the 2018 Backyard Hall of Fame class. They make up the inaugural HoF class and will forever be revered for their Backyard accomplishments. Without further adieu, your 2018 inductees.

Starting Pitcher Roy Halladay

Backyard career: 2008-2013

Total HoF Votes: 9 out of 10

Enters Hall with a Garden State Warriors cap

Backyard career numbers

Wins: 92

Quality Starts: 116

Strikeouts: 1036

Complete Games: 36

ERA: 3.06

The CG remains the crown jewel of any pitching stat line in the Backyard. and Halladay’s 35 complete games between 2008 and 2011 is likely a run we won’t see duplicated.

First Baseman/Designated Hitter David Ortiz

Backyard career: 2008-2016

Total HoF votes: 8 out of 10

Enters Hall with a Barnegat Banana Slugs cap

Backyard career numbers

Runs: 681

Doubles: 317

Triples: 7

Home Runs: 275

Runs Batted In: 888

Stolen Bases: 8

OBP: .376

Ortiz was THE Green Monster personified during his Backyard career. He hit 28+ dongs in 7 out of 9 seasons, ending his tenure with a run of 30,35,37, and 38 homers. Oh, and he also led the league in doubles and RBIs during his final season.

Closing Pitcher Mariano Rivera

Backyard career: 2008-2013

Total HoF votes: 7 out of 10

Enters Hall with an Orlando Stunnaz cap

Backyard career numbers

Wins: 20

Saves: 209

Strikeouts: 209

ERA: 1.80

Mariano was the best closer in baseball playing on a perennial contender. His 1 pitch repertoire was dominant, evident by his 8.6 K per 9 rate during his Backyard tenure. His only blemish is the injury shortened 2012, which saw him make his way towards the Two Time Offendaz after being dropped by the Stunnaz. Mariano took home a Backyard championship in 2013.

Nominees that failed to receive required votes

Cliff Lee: 6

Prince Fielder: 3

Alex Rodriguez: 2

Jose Fernandez: 2

Carl Crawford: 2

Josh Hamilton: 1

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The 2018 Backyard Hall of Fame Class Induction

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