Leyland, Rodman, Rose headline Michigan hall finalists
Detroit — Former Tigers manager Jim Leyland, “Bad Boy” Dennis Rodman and “Fab Five” member Jalen Rose headline a list of 30 finalists for induction into the 2017 class of the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.
The ballot was released Friday.
Online voting, at mshof.org, is under way and runs through March 10.
The induction ceremony will be Friday, Sept. 15, at the Max & Marjorie Fisher Music Center in Detroit.
Here’s the complete ballot:
■ Flozell Adams, MSU/NFL
■ Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press
■ Derrick Alexander, Detroit/UM/NFL
■ B.J. Armstrong, Detroit/NBA
■ Harry Atkins, Associated Press
■ Chris Byrd, Flint/USA Boxing
■ Daedra Charles-Furlow, Detroit/Tennessee/USA Basketball
■ Charlie Coles, Saginaw/CMU basketball
■ T.J. Duckett, Kalamazoo/MSU football
■ Cecil Fielder, Tigers
■ Peter Green, USGA/GAM
■ Jon Jansen, Clawson/UM/NFL
■ Thomas “Pepper” Johnson, Detroit/NFL
■ Greg Kampe, Oakland basketball
■ Jim Leyland, Tigers
■ Mick McCabe, Detroit Free Press
■ Bill McCartney, Riverview/UM/Colorado football
■ Ron Oestrike, Flat Rock/EMU baseball
■ Dan Pohl, Mount Pleasant/PGA Tour
■ Robert Porcher, Lions
■ Brian Rafalski, Dearborn/Red Wings
■ Andre Rision, Flint/MSU football/NFL
■ Dennis Rodman, Pistons
■ Jalen Rose, Detroit/UM/NBA
■ Kate Sobrero-Markgraf, Bloomfield Hills/USA Soccer
■ Curt Sylvester, Detroit Free Press
■ MaliVai Washington, MSU/Tennis
■ Bob Welch, Detroit/EMU baseball/MLB
■ Tom Wilson, Palace S&E/Olympia executive
■ Mike Yellen, Birmingham/USA Racquetball
Last year, the Hall of Fame inducted 10 new members, led by Kalamazoo native and New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter.