Inductee News

May 31, 2024

2024 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Induction

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame continues to grow its mission and purpose and welcomed a record-setting attendance at its 2024 induction ceremony at Flowerfield in […]
February 7, 2024

Patchogue’s Forty Thieves Add Suffolk HOF Logo to Vintage Truck

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame is honored that its logo is featured on the vintage racing truck of the Forty Thieves from Patchogue’s Van Guard […]
January 29, 2024

Suffolk HOF President Chris Vaccaro Announces Class of 2024 Inductees on Fox 5’s Sports Xtra

Suffolk County Sports Hall of Fame President Chris Vaccaro was in studio with Fox 5’s Tina Cervasio on Sports Xtra to announce the Class of 2024! […]
January 29, 2024

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2024

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame proudly announces its Class of 2024, which will be honored at an induction ceremony scheduled for May 30 at Flowerfield […]
January 21, 2024

From the Archives: 2001 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The latest Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame archive drop is from our 2001 induction ceremony featuring some heavy hitters! That year’s induction ceremony included: Rob Burnett, […]
January 8, 2024

Wrestling Legend Jumper Leggio Gone at 89

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame is mourning the loss of local wrestling legend Jumper Leggio, who died on January 5. He was 89. A Bay […]
January 4, 2024

1995 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Induction Archive

The beauty of having 34 years of history through the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame is you might find old images or paperwork in the archives […]
December 23, 2023

Gregg Giannotti Learns of Suffolk HOF Induction at The Paramount

WFAN producers only told Gregg Giannotti there would be a surprise for him during the Boomer and Gio LIVE show at The Paramount in Huntington. Gio […]
December 21, 2023

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Sponsors Section XI Student-Leadership Conference

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame was a proud partner of the Section XI Nick DeCillis Student-Athlete Leadership Conference. The conference was organized by Center Moriches […]
November 17, 2023

Suffolk Hall of Fame Historical Markers Featured by SABR

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame President Chris R. Vaccaro penned a column through the Society of American Baseball Research about baseball history in Suffolk County related […]
November 16, 2023

Suffolk HOF Historical Markers Recognized on Google

HOF ON GOOGLE: All four of our Suffolk County Sports Hall of Fame historical markers have been added to the Google Maps registry. If you’re ever […]
October 18, 2023

Suffolk Hall Places 4th Historical Marker in Lindenhurst where Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig Played

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame placed its fourth historical marker at the location where Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig played a barnstorming game in Lindenhurst […]
August 18, 2023

Chris Higgins Receives Suffolk Sports HOF Plaque at The Rinx

Smithtown native Chris Higgins played 14 years in the NHL and spent many early mornings as a kid skating at The Rinx in Hauppauge. It was […]
July 3, 2023

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame President Named to Long Island Power List

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame President Chris R. Vaccaro was named to the 2023 Long Island Power List by Long Island Press. Citing his leadership and […]
May 23, 2023

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2023 Honored with Induction

The 2023 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame induction class was honored on May 18, 2023 at East Wind in Wading River, N.Y. Congrats to all honorees! […]
February 20, 2024

Rich LoNigro, Founding HOF Board Member, Dies at 81

Rich LoNigro, a founding board member of the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame and longtime owner and operator of Port Jeff Sporting Goods, died. He was […]
January 11, 2024

Buddy Harrelson, Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer, Dies at 79

Buddy Harrelson was a staple in Suffolk County as a resident, co-owner, and co-founder of the Long Island Ducks. A New York Mets legend from the […]
December 29, 2023

Ron Eden Named Boys Soccer National Coach of the Year

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer and legendary Brentwood boys soccer coach Ron Eden was named United Soccer Coaches National Player of the Year. Eden led Brentwood to […]
December 4, 2023

Sal Agostinelli Honored by Italian American Baseball Foundation

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer and baseball lifer Sal Agostinelli is piling on the career accolades. He was recently honored as the Italian American Baseball Foundation’s […]
October 30, 2023

Sue Wicks Inducted into New Jersey Hall of Fame

Sue Wicks’ hometown is Center Moriches, but she is beloved in New Jersey for her basketball prowess from her days as a star at Rutgers. The […]
September 26, 2023

Boomer Esiason Inducted into Bengals Ring of Honor

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer and East Islip legend Boomer Esiason was inducted into the Bengals Ring of Honor on September 25. The three-time Pro Bowl […]
August 18, 2023

Chris Higgins Receives Suffolk Sports HOF Plaque at The Rinx

Smithtown native Chris Higgins played 14 years in the NHL and spent many early mornings as a kid skating at The Rinx in Hauppauge. It was […]
August 3, 2023

Paul Gibson Inducted to NYSPHSAA Hall of Fame

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer and former big leaguer Paul Gibson was inducted into the NYSPHSAA Hall of Fame. Gibson, who played at Center Moriches High […]
July 20, 2023

Boomer Esiason Named to Bengals Ring of Honor

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer and former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason has been named to the Bengals Ring of Honor. He will be recognized along with […]
July 18, 2023

Suffolk HOF Mourns Passing of Constantine Ricci

Recent Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame inductee Constantine Ricci has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Constantine, a pioneering […]
July 2, 2023

Cassese Takes Associate Head Coach Position with Virginia Lacrosse

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Kevin Cassese is onto his next lacrosse adventure. After 17 seasons as the head men’s lacrosse coach at Lehigh University, he […]
June 29, 2023

Rob Pannell Sets U.S. Men’s Lacrosse Scoring Record

No one has scored more points for the U.S. Men’s Lacrosse team than Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Rob Pannell, a record he set at this […]
June 27, 2023

Olivia Galati Inducted to Hofstra Athletic Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Olivia Galati on bring inducted to the Hofstra Athletic Hall of Fame! Galati is one of the all-time great […]
May 14, 2023

Suffolk HOFer Gerry Hart Dies at 75

One of the original New York Islanders defensemen, Gerry Hart called Suffolk County home. He impacted this region as the founding owner of The Rinx in […]
May 8, 2023

Joe Spallina Grabs First CAA Coach of Year Honors

No stranger to conference coach of the year honors, Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer and Stony Brook women’s lacrosse coach Joe Spallina earned his first in […]