Inductee News

January 17, 2020

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January 8, 2020

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2020

UPDATE: Due to recent events related to the international health crisis, the induction ceremony will now take place on October 1, 2020! The Suffolk Sports Hall […]
December 27, 2019

Long Island Sports & Rehabilitation Center Debuts SSHOF Exhibit

The latest Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame exhibit is now proudly on the walls at Long Island Sports & Rehabilitation Center in Holbrook, N.Y. Lois Cloud […]
August 3, 2019

Long Island Ducks, Bethpage Ballpark Receive First Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Historic Marker

Bethpage Ballpark is a historic sporting venue in Suffolk County thanks to a new historic marker initiative by the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame. The ballpark […]
June 13, 2019

Kropp Gets Special Induction at Bethpage Ballpark

We finally finished the 2019 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame induction process and Bill Kropp finally got his moment. After falling ill during the 2019 ceremony, […]
June 9, 2019

Cuban Giants HOF Plaque Presented at Historic Site

Special moment as our Executive Director Chris Vaccaro presented the New York Cuban Giants Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame induction plaque to Babylon Village Mayor Ralph […]
May 24, 2019

Bettman Accepts Suffolk HOF Honor at NHL Offices

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was an inductee of the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame for the Class of 2019. He was unable to attend the ceremony […]
May 23, 2019

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Inducts Class of 2019

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2019 honorees included: Gary Bettman: Commission of the NHL and alumnus of Half Hollow Hills Scott J. Beigel: Special Recognition […]
March 5, 2019

Boomer & Gio Talk Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame on WFAN

We couldn’t have asked for a better six minutes of positioning on the biggest sports radio station on the planet, but it happened for the Suffolk […]
February 9, 2019

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame, Town of Huntington Unveil New Exhibit

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame and the Town of Huntington have debuted a new exhibit at Huntington Town Hall as of February 2019. The exhibit […]
February 2, 2019

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2019

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame has officially announced its Class of 2019 and inductees will be honored in a ceremony on May 16 at Watermill […]
December 9, 2018

James Metzger Hits Cover of Long Island Press

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer, James C. Metzger, The Whitmore Group CEO and Chairman, is featured on the front page of the December issue of the […]
August 5, 2018

Bud Harrelson’s No. 3 Retired by Long Island Ducks

Bud Harrelson has done so much for Suffolk County, baseball and Long Island. It is with great joy to the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame that […]
May 31, 2018

2018 SSHOF Induction Night Video Highlights

RELIVE the magic from the 2018 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame inductions. Officially available are the video highlights of every speech! Bob Burkely Stephen Bowen Joe […]
May 20, 2018

SSHOF Supports Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball

For a number of years the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame has supported the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST). On Sunday, May 20, a number […]
July 7, 2021

Hofstra Names Former MLB Star, Suffolk HOFer Frank Catalanotto Head Coach

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Frank Catalanotto, a Long Island native who enjoyed a 14-year Major League Baseball career, has been named the 15th head baseball […]
April 21, 2021

Remembering Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Bill Thieben

We are deeply saddened about the loss of Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer and Hofstra legend Bill Thieben. The 1991 inductee is a Sayville basketball legend, […]
March 6, 2021

John Niland Named One of Cowboys All-Time Greats

It didn’t take a 60th anniversary for us to tell you that Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer John Niland is one of the greatest Cowboys of […]
January 22, 2021

Bill Batewell, Legendary Baseball Coach, Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer, Dies

Bill Batewell, one of the winningest coaches in Long Island baseball history, has passed away. He was 79. Batewell, who recorded 452 wins at Sachem and […]
January 20, 2021

Legendary Wrestling Coach Lou Giani Passes

Legendary wrestling coach and Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Lou Giani has passed away. He was 86. Giani, who only began wrestling when he was 17, […]
January 11, 2021

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Rich Cimini Named 2020 New York State Sportswriter of the Year

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Rich Cimini has been named New York State Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sports Media Association. Nominated and voted […]
December 22, 2020

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Mourns Loss of Harold Cooley

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Harold Cooley passed away on December 18, 2020. He was 66. The legendary bowling coach from East Islip was inducted to […]
December 16, 2020

Suffolk HOFer Bob Ambrosini Passes Away

Legendary Connetquot baseball coach and Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Bob Ambrosini passed away in December 2020. The 2002 inductee retired with 602 career wins as […]
November 19, 2020

Marion Hollins to be Inducted in World Golf Hall of Fame

The Golf Channel ran a feature on East Islip native Marion Hollins with a perfect headline “With hall of fame induction, may we never again forget […]
September 5, 2020

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Mourns Loss of Patricia Habers

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame is sad to learn about the passing of inductee Patrica Habers. She was 84 and living in Georgia. Habers, a […]
June 26, 2020

Suffolk HOFer Gordon Forbes, 90, Gone But Not Forgotten

Gordon Forbes, a longtime pro football writer and editor at USA Today, died in June 2020. He was 90. Forbes, who was inducted to the Suffolk […]
June 23, 2020

SSHOF Supports John Niland for Pro Football Hall of Fame

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer John Niland is one of the premier offensive linemen of his era and deserves consideration for the Pro Football Hall of […]
March 11, 2020

Jumbo Elliott Elected to College Football Hall of Fame

Add another hall of fame to Jumbo Elliott’s resume. One of the top linemen in Long Island history and an inductee of the Suffolk Sports Hall […]
March 4, 2020

DeLucca, Class of ’00, MLB Scout, Passes at 90

Babylon’s own Joe DeLucca spent his life on the baseball diamond. He was most notable for his 33 years as a Major League Baseball scout, but […]
March 1, 2020

MLS Celebrates 25th Anniversary, SSHOF Celebrates Two Inductees

Major League Soccer is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2020 and there have been two inductees of the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame with connections to […]