1997

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

Hoppey, Robert

Robert “Bob” Hoppey Induction Year: 1997 Category: Lacrosse & Coaches Location: Brentwood Bob Hoppey was the Brentwood lacrosse coach from 1959 to 1988. He had 303 […]
February 8, 2018

Desiderio, Al

Al Desiderio Induction Year: 1997 Category: Baseball Location: Port Jefferson Al Desiderio coached at Port Jefferson High for 37 years and made the playoffs 20 times […]
February 8, 2018

Boccia, Charles

Charles Boccia Induction Year: 1997 Category: Softball Location: Huntington Known in Huntington as “Mr. Softball,” he organized the first softball league in 1938 between the Huntington […]
February 8, 2018

Figliozzi, Art

Art Figliozzi Induction Year: 1997 Category: Basketball, Officials & HOF Builders Location: Commack Charter Member of the IABO, where he served as an interpreter for over […]
February 8, 2018

Day, Tracey

Tracey Day Induction Year: 1997 Category: Martial Arts Location: Newfield In 1989, she was voted the year’s “Outstanding Female Athlete” by the U.S. Olympic Committee. Day […]
February 7, 2018

Hart, Gerry

Gerry Hart Induction Year: 1997 Category: Hockey Location: Hauppauge Hart is a Canadian retired professional hockey player who played 730 games in the NHL with the […]
February 7, 2018

Smith, Carl T.

Carl Smith Induction Year: 1997 Category: Football Location: Riverhead Carl Smith was an outstanding football and track star during his time at Riverhead High School. At […]
February 7, 2018

Niland, John

John Niland Induction Year: 1997 Category: Football Location: Amityville John Niland, an Amityville native, is a former American Football offensive guard who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles in an eleven-year […]
February 7, 2018

Michaels, Walt

Walt Michaels Induction Year: 1997 Category: Football Location: West Islip Michaels, who spent 34 years in professional football, lived in Suffolk while working for the Jets […]
February 7, 2018

Miceli, Joe

Joe Miceli Induction Year: 1997 Category: Boxing Location: Brentwood Miceli grew up on New York’s lower east side, where in the neighborhood, the law of survival […]
February 7, 2018

Crichlow, Adrina

Adrina Crichlow Induction Year: 1997 Category: Basketball Location: Wyandanch Crichlow graduated in 1985 from Wyandanch before attending North Carolina State on a basketball scholarship.
February 7, 2018

Ramsey, Walter M. “Buck”

Walter M. “Buck” Ramsey Induction Year: 1997 Category: Athletic Directors Location: Islip Ramsey served as the athletic director at Islip High School from 1941-67. He was […]
February 6, 2018

Kaczynski, Bob

Bob Kaczynski Induction Year: 1997 Category: Baseball Location: Bay Shore Bob Kaczynski spent his time as a three sport athlete during his four years at Bay […]
February 6, 2018

Heaton, Neal

Neal Heaton Induction Year: 1997 Category: Baseball Location: Sachem Heaton is a former MLB left-handed pitcher who played at Sachem High School and graduated in 1979. […]
February 6, 2018

Giordano, Tom “T-Bone”

Tom Giordano Induction Year: 1997 Category: Baseball & Athletic Directors Location: Copiague (AD), Amityville (resident) Tom Giordano was a longtime baseball executive who made his home […]