We are currently in the process of digitizing more than 25 years of archival history from the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame.
This will be presented in an organized multimedia gallery, but until it’s fully developed, we’ll posted weekly updates of unique and interesting images on this page.
VINTAGE FILES: This letter from legendary #wrestling coach, champion and Olympian @dannygable was written to honor Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Nick Gallo. @1977champOW, a Deer Park native, was inducted in 1998 and is one Suffolk's all-time great competitors and champions. pic.twitter.com/CvXY0NMX9N
— Suffolk Hall of Fame (@SuffolkHOF) January 15, 2021
FROM THE ARCHIVES: A letter from @JoeGibbsRacing to the Suffolk HOF in support of #Northport natives John (AD at #UNC) and Danny Lotz (won 🏀 title at UNC) when they were inducted in 1996. 📝 pic.twitter.com/rcYpWMqZ3Z
— Suffolk Hall of Fame (@SuffolkHOF) January 10, 2021
Greg Flippen, an original inductee of the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame in 1990, held the state long jump record for 44 years. The record of 24 feet 7 inches was set in ’71, beating Olympic world record-setter Bob Beaman’s high school record of 23 feet 5 inches. #SuffolkHOF pic.twitter.com/MoQZcaOb5q
— Suffolk Hall of Fame (@SuffolkHOF) April 20, 2018
From the Archives: This heartfelt nomination letter was written in ’08 by Long Island native and legend, @JimBrownNFL32, on behalf of Suffolk native, Hills West alum and former NFL player, Melvin Fowler, Jr., who was inducted to the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame in ’09. #SuffolkHOF pic.twitter.com/I9Evvtocja
— Suffolk Hall of Fame (@SuffolkHOF) April 13, 2018
Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer and Huntington native Charlie Forte played college basketball at Wake Forest before reaching Triple A of the New York Mets organization. He would later serve as the varsity baseball and golf coach at his alma mater in Huntington. #SuffolkHOF pic.twitter.com/DTO7CFAvCt
— Suffolk Hall of Fame (@SuffolkHOF) April 6, 2018
Here’s one from the archives: Suffolk Hall of Famers George O’Leary (l.) and Tom Black during basketball drills at Central Islip High School in 1964. O’Leary was an NCAA football and NFL coach, while Black was drafted by the San Francisco Giants and New York Jets. #SuffolkHOF pic.twitter.com/r4LDzYpmgQ
— Suffolk Hall of Fame (@SuffolkHOF) March 30, 2018
Check out this photo of @NYIslanders legend Clark Gillies being inducted to the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame in 1998! If you’re wondering, no, Clark did not grow up in Suffolk County, but he did live in Dix Hills during his playing career and after. #SuffolkHOF pic.twitter.com/J7Lvds01R9
— Suffolk Hall of Fame (@SuffolkHOF) March 22, 2018