Which Chicago athlete will be voted into the Hall of Fame next?

Which Chicago athlete will be voted into the Hall of Fame next?
January 8, 2014, 4:30 pm
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CSN Staff

With Frank Thomas and Greg Maddux entering the baseball Hall of Fame this year, it begs the question: Who's next among Chicago athletes?

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Of the current players, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith are certainly putting together quite the resumes. Bears linebacker Lance Briggs could be among the top pro football candidates after he retires. Maybe defensive end Julius Peppers, too.

In baseball, Paul Konerko definitely has a shot. Mark Buehrle's 186 wins doesn't seem like enough of a case. Bulls superstar Derrick Rose might crack the pro basketball list if he can stay healthy.

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Of the ex-players, Brian Urlacher seems like a lock.

But, Ken Griffey Jr., who played 41 games with the White Sox in 2008, may be next in line after retiring from baseball following the 2010 season. Though, it's hard to call him a "Chicago athlete," even though he technically fits the bill.

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Who did we forget? Let us know in the comments section and tune in to SportsNet Central on Comcast SportsNet at 10 p.m. for a complete discussion on the topic.