2004

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 10, 2024

2004: Patchogue Fire Department Forty Thieves Drill Team

The Patchogue Van Guard Forty Thieves was the first special recognition inductee of the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. This text is from the […]
February 8, 2018

Mahoney, Jack

Jack Mahoney Induction Year: 2004 Category: Wrestling Location: Sachem (coach) and Lindenhurst (alum) Jack Mahoney was the boys varsity wrestling coach at Sachem H.S. from 1972 until […]
February 8, 2018

Wenzel, Bob

Bob Wenzel Induction Year: 2004 Category: Basketball/Coach Location: West Islip Bob Wenzel was an athlete himself before beginning his distinguished basketball coaching career.  A 1967 graduate […]
February 8, 2018

Shelley, Bill

Bill Shelley Induction Year: 2004 Category: Track & Field Location: Holbrook Before beginning his career an official in the 1960s, Shelley was an outstanding runner in […]
February 7, 2018

Park, Steve

Steve Park Induction Year: 2004 Category: Auto Racing Location: East Northport Steve grew up in East Northport and was a frequent visitor to Islip Speedway, where […]
February 7, 2018

Russell, David

David Russell Induction Year: 2004 Category: Basketball Location: Bellport David Russell played at Bellport High School from 1975-1979. One of those years were spent on the […]
February 6, 2018

Tepedino, Frank

Frank Tepedino Induction Year: 2004 Category: Baseball Born in Brooklyn, Frank grew up playing sandlot ball. On June 8, 1965, he was drafted by the Baltimore […]
February 6, 2018

Schmidt, Rick

Rick Schmidt Induction Year: 2004 Category: Baseball Location: Hauppauge He was a three-sport athlete in baseball, soccer and basketball in the early 1960’s where he earned […]
January 23, 2018

Cheviot, Pete

Pete Cheviot Induction Year: 2004 Category: Football Location: Seton Hall Cheviot played at Seton Hall High School in the late 1960s and early 70s. He was […]