1992

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! […]
February 15, 2018

Vignato, Joe

Joe Vignato Category: Coaches, Basketball, Track, XC and Soccer Location: Bayport-Blue Point Induction Year: 1992 Joe Vignato excelled in sports throughout his entire career. Throughout his […]
February 8, 2018

Gilhooley, James

James Gilhooley Induction Year: 1992 Category: Track & Field & Coaches Location: Riverhead James Gilhooley coached at Riverhead from 1950 to 1976 and won two state […]
February 8, 2018

Ball, W. Homer

W. Homer Ball Induction Year: 1992 Category: Football Location: Amityville Homer Ball was football coach at Amityville High School for 22 years from 1929-51, during which […]
February 8, 2018

Fallot, L. Robert

Robert L. Fallot Induction Year: 1992 Category: Sports Medicine Location: Amityville Dr. Fallot graduated from Amityville High School in 1939. He graduated from Columbia University in […]
February 8, 2018

Blitz, David

David Blitz Induction Year: 1992 Category: Special Olympics Location: Lindenhurst Registered as a “Special Olympian” at the age of 12, David Blitz was 19 when he […]
February 8, 2018

Cross, Marilyn

Marilyn Cross Induction Year: 1992 Category: Gymnastics Location: Babylon In 1963, Cross received her 1st rating. She then received international rating in 1970 and permanent international […]
February 8, 2018

Urso, Frank

Frank Urso Induction Year: 1992 Category: Lacrosse Location: Brentwood Urso was an All-American lacrosse player at Brentwood High School in New York, where he also played running back on […]
February 7, 2018

Fanelli, Joe

Joe Fanelli Induction Year: 1992 Category: Journalism & Media Location: Bay Shore Fanelli attended Bay Shore High School. He spent nearly 40 years in the weekly […]
February 7, 2018

Schmitt, John

John Schmitt Induction Year: 1992 Category: Football Born in Brooklyn, Schmitt went to play football at Seton Hall Prep in New Jersey and was then offered […]
February 7, 2018

McGirt, James “Buddy”

James “Buddy” McGirt Induction Year: 1992 Category: Boxing Location: Brentwood McGirt is a former professional boxer who competed from 1982-1997. He was a world champion in […]
February 7, 2018

Vogel, Scott

Scott Vogel Induction Year: 1992 Category: Boating & Nautical Location: Port Jefferson Vogel graduated from Port Jefferson High School and graduated from SUNY Maritime College in […]
February 7, 2018

Knight, Toby

Toby Knight Induction Year: 1992 Category: Basketball Location: Port Jefferson Knight is a former basketball player who played professionally for the New York Knicks. Born in […]
February 6, 2018

Harrelson, Bud

Bud Harrelson Induction Year: 1992 Category: Baseball Location: Hauppauge Harrelson is a former MLB shortstop, and is currently a coach and part-owner of the Long Island […]
February 6, 2018

Curtis , John D. II 

John D. Curtis II Induction Year: 1992 Category: Baseball Location: Smithtown Curtis played at Smithtown High School and graduated in 1966 before attending Clemson University. He […]