Smithtown

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! […]
June 22, 2023

Higgins, Chris

Chris Higgins Induction Year: 2023 Location: Smithtown Category: NHL & Pro Sports Smithtown native Chris Higgins played 711 NHL games from 2003 through 2016. He scored […]
June 14, 2022

Zimmer, Steve

Steve Zimmer Induction Year: 2022 Categories: Officiating and Pro Sports Location: Smithtown Longtime Smithtown resident, veteran NFL referee, including many high stakes games. 25 years as […]
May 23, 2022

Daly, John

John Daly Induction Year: 2022 Category: Olympian Location: Smithtown John Daly is a three-time Olympic skeleton racer from Smithtown, who has reached the World Cup podium many […]
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

Gallagher, Cathy

Cathy Gallagher Induction Year: 2011 Category: Athletic Director Location: Smithtown Before beginning her career at Section XI, she was a physical education teacher and coach at […]
February 8, 2018

Dellecave, Guy “Butch”

Guy “Butch” Dellecave Induction Year: 1998 Category: Basketball & HOF Builder Location: Smithtown Founder of Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame. One of Suffolk County’s top rated […]
February 8, 2018

Pannell, Rob

Rob Pannell Induction Year: 2015 Category: Lacrosse Location: Smithtown Rob Pannell is one of the most decorated lacrosse players in Suffolk County, Long Island and American […]
February 7, 2018

Hebron, Michael

Michael Hebron Induction Year: 2001 Category: Golf Location Smithtown Hebron is the director of golf at Smithtown Landing Country Club. He has earned the title of […]
February 7, 2018

Lavinia, Robert

Robert Lavinia Induction Year: 1999 Category: Football Location: Smithtown Attended the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. Excelled in three sports in high school. Went on […]
February 7, 2018

Schroeder, Nick

Nick Schroeder Induction Year: 2014 Category: Football Basketball Baseball Location: Brentwood & Smithtown Before starting his distinguished career as a Physical Education Teacher and  Athletic Director, […]
February 7, 2018

Mularz, Thad J.

Thad J. Mularz Induction Year: 1994 Category: Baseball, Soccer Location: Smithtown Entered Marine Corps (1943). Participated in Iwo Jima campaigns and served in Japan and China. […]
February 6, 2018

Mecir, Jim

Jim Mecir Induction Year: 2011 Category: Baseball Location: Smithtown Jim Mecir, a Smithtown native, an American former baseball player. He played for five teams in an 11-year career, […]
February 6, 2018

Curtis , John D. II 

John D. Curtis II Induction Year: 1992 Category: Baseball Location: Smithtown Curtis played at Smithtown High School and graduated in 1966 before attending Clemson University. He […]
February 6, 2018

Catalanotto, Frank

Frank Catalanotto Induction Year: 2011 Category: Baseball Location: Smithtown Graduated from Smithtown East in 1992 and was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 10th round. He […]