Patchogue-Medford

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 […]
March 2, 2018

Combs, Tom

Tom Combs Induction Year: 2016 Category: Athletic Director and Football Location: Smithtown, Harborfields and Patchogue-Medford Before starting his coaching career, Tom Combs was an outstanding athlete […]
February 8, 2018

Garone, Nick

Nick Garone Induction Year: 2010 Category: Wrestling Location: Patchogue-Medford & Eastport-South Manor Nick Garone began wrestling at the age of 12, winning medals, trophies and special awards […]
February 8, 2018

Famiglietti, Anthony

Anthony Famiglietti Induction Year: 2012 Category: Track & Field Location: Patchogue-Medford  A Former track & field star at Patchogue-Medford High School, he who went on to […]
February 8, 2018

Waldbauer, George

George Waldbauer Induction Year: 2000 Category: Community Sports Location: Patchogue George Waldbauer was born on February 2, 1941 and is a lifelong resident of Suffolk County. […]
February 7, 2018

Papanek, John

John Papanek Induction Year: 2013 Category: Journalism and Media Location: Patchogue John Papanek began his journalism career in 1967, when he was a student at Patchogue […]
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

Cinelli, Ed

Ed Cinelli Induction Year: 2014 Category: Football & Athletic Director’s Location: Patchogue-Medford He began his career teaching and coaching at Tekonsha H.S. in Michigan from 1971-73.  […]
February 6, 2018

Schaefer, Jeff

Jeff Schaefer Induction Year: 2010 Category: Baseball Location: Patchogue-Medford He played at Patchogue-Medford H.S. where he graduated in 1979. He was recruited by the University of […]