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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

Maniaci, Joe

Joe Maniaci Induction Year: 2009 Category: Basketball Location: Connetquot, Dowling, St. Joseph’s Before beginning his coaching career, Joe was an outstanding basketball player himself at Connetquot […]
February 8, 2018

Castellano, Rich

Rich Castellano Induction Year: 2009 Category: Basketball Location: Northport Castellano is in his 29th season as the girls varsity basketball coach at Northport High School, where he […]
February 8, 2018

Habers, Patricia

Patricia Habers Induction Year: 2009 Category: Officials Location: Kings Park Habers has held a state rating in officiating for over 30 years particularly in the sport […]
February 8, 2018

Cassese, Kevin

Kevin Cassese Induction Year: 2009 Category: Lacrosse Location: Comsewogue Kevin Cassese played football and lacrosse at Comsewogue High School and excelled in both, winning many championships […]
February 7, 2018

Nitti, John

John Nitti Induction Year: 2009 Category: Football A Long Island native, he attended Westbury High School where he played baseball in addition to football in the […]
February 7, 2018

Fowler, Melvin, Jr.

Melvin Fowler Jr. Induction Year: 2009 Category: Football Location: Half Hollow Hills Fowler is a former football player who was an All-county and All-Long Island selection […]
February 6, 2018

Harnisch, Pete

Pete Harnisch Induction Year: 2009 Category: Baseball Location: Commack Harnisch began his baseball career at Commack High School back in the 1980s, where he was a […]
February 6, 2018

Brown, Jerry

Jerry Brown Induction Year: 2009 Category: Baseball Location: Babylon Jerry Brown was a three-sport athlete – baseball, basketball and football – at Babylon High School in the […]