1991

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 15, 2018

Muir, Robert

Robert Muir Induction Year: 1991 Category: Soccer, Basketball, Baseball and Track Location: Mattituck Bob Muir coached soccer, basketball, baseball and track at Mattituck High School for […]
February 8, 2018

Howard, Lou

Lou Howard Induction Year: 1991 Category: Football & Coaches Location: Amityville Howard was the head football coach at Amityville Memorial High School from 1951 thru 1966, […]
February 8, 2018

Reinertsen, Sarah

 Sarah Reinertsen Induction Year: 1991 Category: Track & Field Location: Huntington Reinertsen is a physically-challenged athlete who was a student at Huntington High School when she […]
February 8, 2018

Van Nostrand Family

The Van Nostrand Family Induction Year: 1991 Category: Tennis Location: Brightwaters  Twelve members of the family were inducted from Brightwaters. Each member was either a player […]
February 8, 2018

Kandler, Jan

Jan Kandler Induction Year: 1991 Category: Special Olympics Jan Kandler was inducted to the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame in the Special Olympics category in 1991.
February 8, 2018

Enners, Ray

Ray Enners Induction Year: 1991 Category: Lacrosse Location: Half Hollow Hills Ray Enners went to Half Hollow Hills High School, before there was ever a split […]
February 7, 2018

Burns, Bob

Rob Burns Induction Year: 1991 Category: Journalism & Media and Community Location: Riverhead Rob Burns attended Riverhead High School and graduated from Hobart College in 1942. He […]
February 7, 2018

Franklin, Jamie

Jamie Franklin Induction Year: 1991 Category: Football Location: Brentwood A Brentwood alum, Jamie Franklin was a standout two-sport athlete, playing basketball and football for the Indians. […]
February 7, 2018

Danowski, “Big Ed”

Ed “Big Ed” Danowski Induction Year: 1991 Category: Football Location: Riverhead Danowski played at Riverhead and attended Fordham University where he was a football All-American in […]
February 7, 2018

Graham, Billy

Billy Graham Induction Year: 1991 Category: Boxing Location: West Islip Billy Graham was a welterweight boxer with a professional career record of 102 wins, 15 losses, […]
February 7, 2018

Wicks, Sue

Sue Wicks Induction Year: 1991 Category: Basketball Location: Center Moriches Wicks played at Center Moriches High School. She played for Rutgers University from 1984-88 and was […]
February 7, 2018

Walker, Clarence “Foots”

Clarence “Foots” Walker Induction Year: 1991 Category: Basketball Location: Southampton Clarence “Foots” Walker was a dominating force on the basketball court at Southampton High School. He […]
February 7, 2018

Thieben, Bill

Bill Thieben Induction Year: 1991 Category: Basketball Location: Sayville Thieben is a retired professional basketball player. A native of Suffolk County, he attended Sayville High School […]
February 7, 2018

Rogers, William “Pete”

William “Pete” Rogers Induction Year: 1991 Category: Athletic Directors Location: East Islip Rogers served as athletic director at East Islip High School from 1928-53. He was […]