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.
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