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Ringless of Honor

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

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)

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JOHN BIEVER (GRIFFEY)

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AP (LOPEZ)

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MARK RUCKER/TRANSCENDENTAL GRAPHICS/GETTY IMAGES (WADDELL)

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LOUIS REQUENA/MLB PHOTOS/GETTY IMAGES (MARICHAL)

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WALTER IOOSS JR. (FISK)

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MLB PHOTOS/GETTY IMAGES (KELL)

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GETTY IMAGES (WILLIAMS)

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TONY TRIOLO (BANKS)

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V.J. LOVERO (SANDBERG)

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BETTMANN/CORBIS (SISLER)

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BETTMANN/CORBIS (KINER)

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BETTMANN/CORBIS (COBB)

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CHUCK SOLOMON (FIELD)