2001

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! […]
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, […]
June 16, 2018

Whalen, Sara

Sara Whalen Induction Year: 2001 Category: Soccer Location: Harborfields Whalen graduated from Harborfields High School in 1994, where she played varsity soccer, basketball, and track as […]
February 8, 2018

Shierant, Wayne

Wayne Shierant Induction Year: 2001 Category: Football, Coaches Location: West Islip Shierant was the head football coach at West Islip High School from 1981-95. He was […]
February 8, 2018

O’Leary, George

George O’Leary Induction Year: 2001 Category: Football, Coach Location: Central Islip George O’Leary is one of the most well-known coaches to ever come from Long Island. […]
February 8, 2018

Hubbard, Ed

Edward Hubbard Induction Year: 2001 Category: Wrestling and Community Sports Location: Bay Shore Edward Hubbard attended Bay Shore High School where he was a three-time Suffolk […]
February 8, 2018

McAteer, Thomas J.

Thomas J. McAteer Induction Year: 2001 Category: Community Sports Location: West Islip McAteer is a West Islip resident who is very involved in West Islip community […]
February 7, 2018

Forbes, Gordon

Gordon Forbes Induction Year: 2001 Category: Journalism & Media Location: Patchogue-Medford Attended Patchogue High School in the 1940s. Graduated from Duke University in 1955, after two […]
February 7, 2018

Hebron, Michael

Michael Hebron Induction Year: 2001 Category: Golf Location Smithtown Hebron is the director of golf at Smithtown Landing Country Club. He has earned the title of […]
February 7, 2018

Lyons, Marty

Marty Lyons Induction Year: 2001 Category: Football Lyons is a former professional football player who was a defensive tackle for eleven seasons during the 1970s and […]
February 7, 2018

Burnett, Robert

Robert Burnett Induction Year: 2001 Category: Football Location: Newfield, Middle Country Rob Burnett played football at Newfield High School and graduated in 1985. He attended Syracuse […]
February 6, 2018

Wells, Doug

Doug Wells Induction Year: 2001 Category: Baseball Location: Bellport Douglas “Doug” Wells was born and attended high school in Bellport. In his four year career, he […]