1999

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

Varone, Carl

Carl Varone Induction Year: 1999 Category: XC, Basketball, Baseball Location: Sayville and Brentwood Coached cross country, basketball and baseball at Sayville High School from 1962 to 1981 (varies […]
February 8, 2018

Osmer, Richard

Richard Osmer Induction Year: 1999 Category: Athletic Director Location: Southold Osmer was a Southold High School coach, teacher and athletic director for 32 years. He died […]
February 8, 2018

Erickson, Joe

Joe Erickson Induction Year: 1999 Category: Football Location: Bay Shore Born and raised in Bay Shore, he was a member of the Class of  1942 and […]
February 8, 2018

Kellner, Stan

Stan Kellner Induction Year: 1999 Category: Basketball & Coaches Location: Brentwood Kellner coached at Brentwood High School from 1965-78; his record was 210-56. During his time […]
February 8, 2018

Davies, Ronald

Ronald C. Davies Induction Year: 1999 Category: Baseball Location: Smithtown He began his 46 year coaching career back in 1963 at Adelphi University, where in 1997 […]
February 8, 2018

McCarrick, Patricia

 Patricia McCarrick Induction Year: 1999 Category: Badminton; Coaches Location: Miller Place McCarrick coached at Miller Place High School from 1973-98 and never lost a game. Her […]
February 8, 2018

Leggio, Jumper

Jumper Leggio Induction Year: 1999 Category: Wrestling Location: Bay Shore Gombatista “Jumper” Leggio was born and raised in Bay Shore. Jumper started wrestling in 1946 when […]
February 8, 2018

Foley, Mick

Michael “Mick” Foley Induction Year: 1999 Category: Wrestling Location: Ward Melville Foley is a former professional wrestler who attended Ward Melville High School in East Setauket […]
February 8, 2018

Nicholas, Calvin

Dr. Calvin Nicholas Induction Year: 1999 Category: Sports Medicine Location: Babylon Dr. Nicholas lived in Babylon from 1953 to 1987, where he had a family practice. […]
February 7, 2018

Weiss, David

David Weiss Induction Year: 1999 Category: Journalism & Media Location: Oakdale Weiss grew up in Nassau County, but has been a Suffolk County resident for many […]
February 7, 2018

Lavinia, Robert

Robert Lavinia Induction Year: 1999 Category: Football Location: Smithtown Attended the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. Excelled in three sports in high school. Went on […]
February 7, 2018

McCann, Brendan

Brendan McCann Induction Year: 1999 Category: Basketball/Coach Location: North Babylon Brendan McCann is an American former professional basketball player. McCann was selected in the 1957 NBA Draft (first round, fifth […]