Bellport

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 […]
January 14, 2024

2006: Bellport High School Football

The program was founded by Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Joe Cipp Jr. in 1976 and went on to success in parts of five decades that […]
May 15, 2018

Klein-Obelar, Cheryl

Cheryl Klein-Obelar Induction Year: 2018 Category: Track & Field Location: Bellport Cheryl Klein competed at Bellport High School and the University of Houston. She won four […]
February 8, 2018

Cipp, Joseph L., Jr.

Joseph L. Cipp Jr. Induction Year: 1996 Category: Football Location: Bellport Joe Cipp Jr. was the first football coach in Bellport football history after founding the […]
February 8, 2018

Batewell, Bill

Bill Batewell Induction Year: 2010 Category: Baseball Location: Sachem, Bellport Bill Batewell is a Suffolk County baseball lifer. He has been a head coach in the […]
February 7, 2018

Barbanell, Jim

Jim Barbanell Induction Year: 1994 Category: Journalism & Media Location: Bellport Jim Barbanell attended Bellport High School and studied journalism at New York University. He helped […]
February 7, 2018

Smith, Randy

Randy Smith Induction Year: 1990 Category: Basketball Location: Bellport Smith was a professional basketball player who set an NBA record for consecutive games played. From 1972-82, […]
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

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 […]