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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

Heckman, Howie

Howie Heckman Induction Year: 2000 Category: Baseball and Soccer, Basketball, Softball Location: Center Moriches Howie Heckman coached boys varsity baseball and soccer at  Center Moriches High […]
February 8, 2018

Simmons, Dick

Dick Simmons Category: Coaches, Track & Field Location: Brentwood Induction Year: 2000 Dick Simmons’ began his career in track and field in Westbury. After graduating in […]
February 8, 2018

Goldstein, D.J.

D.J. Goldstein Induction Year: 2000 Category: Football Location: Central Islip Goldstein was the head football coach at Central Islip High School from 1959 thru 1974.  The […]
February 8, 2018

Gardi, Joe

Joe Gardi Induction Year: 2000 Category: Football & Coaches Location: Sayville Most notable for being the head football coach at Hofstra University from 1990 to 2005, […]
February 8, 2018

DeLucca, Joe

Joe DeLucca Induction Year: 2000 Category: Baseball Location: Babylon Joe DeLucca started his coaching and teaching career at Babylon back in 1954, where he stayed until […]
February 8, 2018

Oehler, Dennis

Dennis Oehler Induction Year: 2000 Category: Track & Field Location: Deer Park Dennis Oehler is a paralympic athlete from the United States competing mainly in category PS4 pentathlon and TS2 sprint events. He […]
February 8, 2018

Waldbauer, George

George Waldbauer Induction Year: 2000 Category: Community Sports Location: Patchogue George Waldbauer was born on February 2, 1941 and is a lifelong resident of Suffolk County. […]
February 7, 2018

Landers, Barry

Barry Landers Induction Year: 2000 Category: Media In 1967, Landers began his long association with Suffolk County sports when he was hired by WGLI radio to […]
February 7, 2018

Nelson, Diane

Diane Nelson Induction Year: 2000 Category: Horse Racing Location: Sachem Nelson was a multiple graded-stakes winning jockey who attended Sachem High School and worked with horses […]
February 7, 2018

Walker, Wesley

Wesley Walker Induction Year: 2000 Category: Football Location: Kings Park Walker is a former NFL wide receiver who played for the New York Jets from 1977-89. […]
February 7, 2018

Black, Tom

Tom Black Induction Year: 2000 Category: Football Location: Central Islip Black played football, baseball and basketball at Central Islip High School and graduated in 1965. Upon […]
February 6, 2018

Montgomery Ward, John

John Montgomery Ward Induction Year: 2000 Category: Baseball Location: Babylon Ward played Major League Baseball in the 1800s and was a pitcher, shortstop, second baseman, and […]
February 6, 2018

Smith, Gerry

Gerry Smith Induction Year: 2000 Category: Baseball Location: Kings Park Gerry Smith played basketball and baseball at Kings Park High School and graduated in 1950. During […]
February 6, 2018

Ketcham, Bill

Bill Ketcham Induction Year: 2000 Category: Baseball Location: Northport Ketcham played at Northport High School and graduated in 1945, going on to join the Navy during […]