1993

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 8, 2018

Brown, Chuck

Chuck Brown Induction Year: 1993 Category: Swimming & Diving Location: West Islip Chuck Brown coached swimming and diving at West Islip from 1957 to 1983 He […]
February 8, 2018

LaPlatney, Cliff

Cliff LaPlatney Induction Year: 1993 Location: Bay Shore Category: Coaches Clifton “Cliff” LaPlatney was born in 1905 in Gouverneur, New York and later moved to Canton, […]
February 8, 2018

Mariano, Adam

Adam Mariano Induction Year: 1993 Category: Wrestling Location: Comsewogue Graduated as the winningest wrestler in Comsewogue, and Long Island history. Crowned as a New York State […]
February 8, 2018

Schwab, Harold

Harold Schwab Induction Year: 1993 Category: Track & Field Location: Centereach Harold Schwab attended Centereach High School and then University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated in 1976. […]
February 8, 2018

Whiteside, Charlise Brown

Charlise Brown-Whiteside Induction Year: 1993 Category: Swimming & Diving Brown-Whiteside is the first female diver to qualify for the NYS Interscholastic event in the boys division […]
February 8, 2018

Norton, Edward “Mickey”

Edward “Mickey” Norton Induction Year: 1993 Category: Community Sports Location: Huntington  When Huntington had no junior high school sports programs he instructed the kids in various […]
February 7, 2018

Clark, Charles H.

Charles H. Clark Induction Year: 1993 Category: Journalism & Media He was Newsday’s auto-racing writer for over 30 years and served as Newsday’s high school sports […]
February 7, 2018

Elliott, John “Jumbo”

John “Jumbo” Elliott Induction Year: 1993 Category: Football Location: Sachem Played at Sachem and attended the University of Michigan. Elliott played 14 years as an offensive tackle in […]
February 7, 2018

McKillop, Michael

Michael McKillop Inducted Year: 1993 Location: Riverhead Category: Football and Athletic Director Mike Mckillop, the former Riverhead High School football coach and athletic director. With 17 […]
February 7, 2018

Foley, John F. 

John F. “Jack” Foley Induction Year: 1993 Category: Athletic Director and Builder Location: Ward Melville Jack Foley was the longtime athletic director and coach in Ward […]
February 6, 2018

Wine, Bobby

Bobby Wine Induction Year: 1993 Category: Baseball Location: Northport Bobby is a former shortstop, coach and manager in Major League Baseball. Born in New York City, […]