Inductee News

October 26, 2022

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Historic Markers Recognized by SABR

All three of the historic markers placed by the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame have been recognized by the Society of American Baseball Research’s Baseball Landmarks […]
October 18, 2022

Port Jeff Sports History Class Files Hall of Fame Research Project

Through an educational partnership between the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame and Port Jefferson High School, students conducted research assignments on Hall of Fame inductees. Students […]
October 13, 2022

Suffolk Sports HOFer Buzz Deschamps Speaks with Port Jeff Sports History Class

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Buzz Deschamps was the latest guest speaker as part of the Hall of Fame’s educational partnership with Port Jefferson High School’s […]
October 8, 2022

Historian Fabio Montella Speaks with Port Jeff Sports History Class

Local sports historian, professor and researcher Fabio Montella guest lectured as part of the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame’s educational partnership with Port Jefferson High School’s […]
October 1, 2022

Chris Fallica Joins Port Jeff Sports History Class

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Chris Fallica guest lectured as part of our educational partnership with Port Jefferson High School’s sports history class. Fallica, who was […]
September 9, 2022

Suffolk HOF President Chris Vaccaro Speaks with Port Jefferson HS Class

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame kicked off its partnership with Port Jefferson High School on Friday, September 9 when Hall of Fame president Chris Vaccaro […]
July 31, 2022

ESPN Legend Linda Cohn Accepts HOF Plaque in LA

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame President Chris Vaccaro was in LA to present Linda Cohn with her 2022 HOF induction plaque. The Newfield High alum, who […]
July 13, 2022

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame and Port Jefferson High School Partner on Educational Program

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame and Port Jefferson High School have partnered on an educational program to teach students about local sports history and provide […]
July 5, 2022

Henry Chadwick Honored at HCBL Game in Sag Harbor

Baseball pioneer Henry Chadwick was inducted to the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame in 2021. The Hall of Fame plaque was officially presented in Sag Harbor […]
May 19, 2022

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Inducts Class of 2022

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame celebrated its Class of 2022 induction ceremony on Wednesday, May 18 at East Wind in Wading River. Super Bowl champ […]
May 5, 2022

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Honors Riverhead Location Where Satchel Paige Pitched in 1950

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame honored its third historic location with a special marker on Thursday, May 5, 2022. The current location of Riverhead Schools […]
April 5, 2022

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Erects Carl Yastrzemski Historic Marker

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame honored Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski and erected its second historic marker at Bridgehampton High School on Tuesday, April 5, […]
February 24, 2022

WATCH: 2022 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Press Conference

VIRTUAL PRESS CONFERENCE: Inductees of the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2022 took to Zoom for a virtual press conference to talk about what […]
January 10, 2022

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2022

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame is officially announcing its Class of 2022. This is one of the largest induction classes in the history of the […]
October 30, 2021

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famers Played on Baseball’s Biggest Stage

With the World Series is in full bloom, it’s always fun to look back and see which Suffolk Sports Hall of Famers played a role on […]
September 19, 2022

Bay Shore Press Box Named in Honor of Joe Erickson

Joe Erickson is a Bay Shore legend. The Class of 1942 graduate was a three-sport athlete and later coached his alma mater to great success. He […]
September 16, 2022

Hall of Famer Nick DeCillis Dies at 90

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame is sad to report about the death of inductee Nick DeCillis. The longtime athletic administrator was 90. DeCillis, who was […]
September 1, 2022

Jim McGowan Inducted to NYSPSHAA Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer and longtime Bay Shore softball coach Jim McGowan on his induction to the New York State Public High School […]
July 31, 2022

ESPN Legend Linda Cohn Accepts HOF Plaque in LA

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame President Chris Vaccaro was in LA to present Linda Cohn with her 2022 HOF induction plaque. The Newfield High alum, who […]
July 15, 2022

Ralph Macchio has Karate Kid Reunion in Long Island Dojo

Ralph Macchio was back in the dojo with a very special historic connection thanks fellow Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Jerry Figgiani. Sensei Fumio Demura, 83, […]
July 12, 2022

Spallina, Apuzzo Win Gold with U.S. Women’s Lacrosse

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famers Joe Spallina and Sam Apuzzo keep adding to their resumes. Spallina and Apuzzo each won gold with the U.S. Women’s Lacrosse […]
June 2, 2022

King Van Nostrand Wins World Record 43rd Title

King Van Nostrand, 87, a Babylon resident who was inducted to the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame in 1991 along with his family, became the leader […]
May 25, 2022

Joe Spallina Named America East Coach of the Year

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer and Stony Brook women’s lacrosse coach Joe Spallina earned his sixth America East Coach of the Year honor and first since […]
May 24, 2022

Dix Hills Arena Named in Honor of Clark Gillies

The ice rink in Dix Hills was named in honor of Clark Gillies in May 2022. Gillies, a longtime Huntington resident, was inducted to the Suffolk […]
March 13, 2022

Rick Mercurio Inducted to NILCA Hall of Fame

Sachem lacrosse coach Rick Mercurio, an inductee of the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame, was inducted into another hall for his coaching success. His latest honor […]
March 11, 2022

Marion Hollins Inducted to World Golf Hall of Fame

Already a Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame inductee, East Islip native Marion Hollins was a visionary long before her time in golf. Hollins received the ultimate […]
February 20, 2022

Jim Metzger Featured in Selling the Hamptons TV Show

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Jim Metzger is featured in the latest season of “Selling the Hamptons” on Discovery+. The show gives insight into the high […]
February 14, 2022

WNBA’s Bria Hartley Traded to Indiana Fever

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Bria Hartley was traded from the Phoenix Mercury to the Indiana Fever in a three-team WNBA trade. The North Babylon native is […]
February 3, 2022

From Suffolk County to the Super Bowl, Inductees Played on Biggest Stage

The purpose of our hall of fame is not to just have an induction ceremony and forget about our inductees, it’s to honor them forever. If […]
February 3, 2022

Armory Hosts First Steve Borbet Invitational

Longtime and legendary Bay Shore track and field coach Steve Borbet received a very unique honor when a track event at the Armory was dubbed the […]