1990

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! […]
June 11, 2019

Esiason, Boomer

Boomer Esiason Induction Year: 1990 Category: Football Location: East Islip Played at East Islip H.S. Attended the University of Maryland. He was an NFL veteran quarterback […]
April 20, 2018

Flippen, Greg

Greg Flippen Induction Year: 1990 Category: Track and Field Location: Riverhead Greg Flippen attended Riverhead High School and set the New York State long jump record […]
February 15, 2018

Auster, Marge

Marge Auster Induction Year: 1990 Category: Multiple sports and officiating Location: Southampton Auster coached six sports at Southampton High School – field hockey, basketball, volleyball, softball, […]
February 8, 2018

Benjamin, Frank

Frank Benjamin Induction Year: 1990 Category: Track & Field, Basketball, Athletic Director Location: Port Jefferson Frank Benjamin coached at Port Jefferson from 1935 to 1968. He […]
February 8, 2018

Read, Henry J.

Henry Read Induction Year: 1990 Category: Football, Coaches Location: Seton Hall Henry Read was the winningest football coach in Suffolk County history (176) until 2000 when […]
February 8, 2018

Veryzer, John

John Veryzer Induction Year: 1990 Category: Basketball Location: Islip Veryzer graduated Sayville High School in 1939 and played basketball for LaSalle Military Academy and Manhattan College. […]
February 8, 2018

Layden, Frank

Frank Layden Induction Year: 1990 Category: Basketball & Professional Sports Location: Seton Hall (H.S.), Dowling Long before Frank Layden coached in the NBA he was at […]
February 8, 2018

Elliott, Ralph

Ralph Elliott Induction Year: 1990 Category: Basketball Location: Bay Shore Elliott coached basketball at Bay Shore High School from 1930-54; his record was 272-121. He was […]
February 8, 2018

Oerter, Al

Al Oerter Induction Year: 1990 Category: Track & Field Location: West Islip Al Oerter was an American athlete and a four-time Olympic Champion in the discus throw. He was […]
February 8, 2018

Sullivan, Jim

Jim Sullivan Induction Year: 1990 Category: Officiating Spent 60 years officiating basketball and umpiring baseball. As a basketball official he worked everything from youth leagues to […]
February 7, 2018

Kirkman, Ed

Ed Kirkman Induction Year: 1990 Category: Journalism Location: Medford Ed Kirkman was a journalist for more than 40 years at the New York Daily News and […]
February 7, 2018

Jiggets, Dan

Dan Jiggets Induction Year: 1990 Category: Football Location: Westhampton Beach Jiggetts was born in Brooklyn, but grew up in on Long Island when his parents moved there soon after […]
February 7, 2018

Esiason, Boomer

Boomer Esiason Induction Year: 1990 Category: Football Location: East Islip Played at East Islip H.S. Attended the University of Maryland. He was an NFL veteran quarterback […]
February 7, 2018

Baugh, Kevin

Kevin Baugh Induction Year: 1990 Category: Football Location: Deer Park Kevin Baugh graduated from Deer Park High School in 1980 and attended Penn State from 1980-83. […]
February 7, 2018

Fuchs, Tracey

Tracey Fuchs Induction Year: 1990 Category: Field Hockey Location: Centereach Fuchs is a former field hockey midfielder who played at Centereach High School; she graduated in […]