Induction Year

February 7, 2024

Patchogue’s Forty Thieves Adds 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! […]
May 9, 2023

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Bob Herzog Speaks at Sports History Class

Longtime Newsday sportswriter Bob Herzog was the latest guest speaker in the educational partnership between the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame and Port Jefferson High School’s […]
February 12, 2024

2013: Amityville Football

Amityville football has one of the oldest programs in Suffolk County. The Warriors have been winning county titles since 1950. They were honored as a special […]
January 24, 2024

2012: St. Anthony’s Football Program

St. Anthony’s football was honored with a program induction into the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame through a recognition award in 2012. St. Anthony’s football legacy […]
January 22, 2024

2011: West Sayville Flying Dutchmen

One of the most storied fire department racing teams in New York State history is the West Sayville Flying Dutchmen. They received the Suffolk Sports Hall […]
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 21, 2024

2010: West Islip Boys Lacrosse

The West Islip boys lacrosse program was recognized as the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Special Recognition Inductee in 2010. This program has become the modern […]
January 18, 2024

2008: William Floyd Football

William Floyd football has been a model of consistency and excellence in Suffolk County high school football for nearly 30 years. Led by Suffolk Sports Hall […]
January 16, 2024

2007: East Islip Baseball

The East Islip baseball program is among the most successful in New York State, Long Island, and Suffolk County history. In 2007, the program was recognized […]
January 14, 2024

2006: Bellport High School Football

The program was founded by Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Joe Cipp Jr. in 1976 and went on to success in parts of five decades that […]
January 12, 2024

2005: Suffolk PAL Sparkling Twirlers

The Suffolk County PAL Sparkling Twirlers were established in 1974 by Pat and Mike Walsh and honored as the second Suffolk County Sports Hall of Fame […]
January 10, 2024

2004: Patchogue Fire Department Forty Thieves Drill Team

The Patchogue Van Guard Forty Thieves was the first special recognition inductee of the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. This text is from the […]
June 25, 2023

Smit, Julia

Julia Smit Induction year: 2023 Location: Mount Sinai Category: Swimming, Olympian Julia Smit is a Mount Sinai native and two-time Olympic medalist and former world record-holder […]
June 25, 2023

Scully, John

John Scully Induction Year: 2023 Location: Holy Family, Huntington Category: Football & Pro Sports A Huntington native and Holy Family alum, John Scully is a former […]
June 24, 2023

Komisarek, Mike

Mike Komisarek Induction Year: 2023 Location: West Islip Category: Hockey, Pro Sports A West Islip native, Mike Komisarek played 551 games from 2002 through 2014. He spent […]
June 23, 2023

Kirwan, Pat

Pat Kirwan Induction Year: 2023 Location: St. Anthony’s Category: Football, Media, Coaching, Pro Sports A multi-disciplined inductee, Pat Kirwan was a player and coach at St. […]
June 22, 2023

Higgins, Chris

Chris Higgins Induction Year: 2023 Location: Smithtown Category: NHL & Pro Sports Smithtown native Chris Higgins played 711 NHL games from 2003 through 2016. He scored […]