Bay Shore

July 16, 2024

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame and Miller Place to Partner on Educational Program

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame and Miller Place High School will partner on a unique educational program to teach students about local sports history and […]
June 29, 2024

Spallina Accepts Suffolk Sports HOF Plaque from Vaccaro at Hofstra

Brian Spallina was inducted into the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame this year but could not attend the May ceremony. He accepted his plaque from Hall […]
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 […]
June 1, 2023

Grady, Joe

Joe Grady Induction year: 2023 Location: Bay Shore Category: Officials The Bay Shore native was one of the longest-serving officials in Section XI history. He finished […]
June 9, 2022

Pfeffer, Allison

Allison Pfeffer Induction Year: 2022 Category: Lacrosse, Field Hockey & Coaching Location: Bay Shore inducted along with husband, John. They were longtime Bay Shore High School […]
May 28, 2021

Slawson, Andy

Andy Slawson Induction Year: 2020 Location: Bay Shore Role: Journalism/Media Andy Slawson, a Bay Shore native, is best known for his decades of service to high […]
June 4, 2019

Leggio, Guy

 Guy Leggio Induction Year: 2019 Category: Wrestling, Coaching Location: East Islip, Bay Shore Longtime East Islip wrestling coach Guy Leggio was inducted to the Suffolk […]
March 2, 2018

Dromerhauser-Velardo, Karen

Karen Dromerhauser-Velardo Induction Year: 2017 Category: Softball Location: Bay Shore She played softball at Bay Shore Hig School from 1992 to 1995.  According to her coach, […]
February 8, 2018

Borbet, Steve

Steve Borbet Induction Year: 2017 Category: Track and Field Location: Bay Shore Borbet has been the head girls’ track and field coach at Bay Shore High […]
February 8, 2018

McGowan, Jim

Jim McGowan Induction Year: 2010 Category: Softball Location: Bay Shore Jim McGowan was the head coach of Bay Shore softball for more than 30 years. He […]
February 8, 2018

LaPlatney, Cliff

Cliff LaPlatney Induction Year: 1993 Location: Bay Shore Category: Coaches Clifton “Cliff” LaPlatney was born in 1905 in Gouverneur, New York and later moved to Canton, […]
February 8, 2018

Howard, Thomas A.

Thomas A. Howard Induction Year: 2010 Category: Football & Coaches Location: Bay Shore Howard began his football coaching career at West Babylon High School in 1971 […]
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

Elliott, Ralph

Ralph Elliott Induction Year: 1990 Category: Basketball Location: Bay Shore Elliott coached basketball at Bay Shore High School from 1930-54; his record was 272-121. He was […]
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

Dietz, Tom

Tom Dietz Induction Year: 2002 Category: Track & Field Location: Bay Shore & Newfield Dietz is a graduate of Newfield High School who has participated in […]
February 8, 2018

Dromerhauser, Artie

Artie Dromerhauser Induction Year: 1995 Category: Baseball Location: Bay Shore Dromerhauser was an outstanding three-sport athlete at Bay Shore H.S. in the 1950’s. He enjoyed careers […]
February 7, 2018

Fanelli, Joe

Joe Fanelli Induction Year: 1992 Category: Journalism & Media Location: Bay Shore Fanelli attended Bay Shore High School. He spent nearly 40 years in the weekly […]