Special Recognition

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 12, 2024

2013: Amityville Football

Amityville football has one of the oldest programs in Suffolk County. The Warriors have been winning county titles since 1950. They were honored as a special […]
January 24, 2024

2012: St. Anthony’s Football Program

St. Anthony’s football was honored with a program induction into the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame through a recognition award in 2012. St. Anthony’s football legacy […]
January 22, 2024

2011: West Sayville Flying Dutchmen

One of the most storied fire department racing teams in New York State history is the West Sayville Flying Dutchmen. They received the Suffolk Sports Hall […]
January 21, 2024

2010: West Islip Boys Lacrosse

The West Islip boys lacrosse program was recognized as the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Special Recognition Inductee in 2010. This program has become the modern […]
January 18, 2024

2008: William Floyd Football

William Floyd football has been a model of consistency and excellence in Suffolk County high school football for nearly 30 years. Led by Suffolk Sports Hall […]
January 16, 2024

2007: East Islip Baseball

The East Islip baseball program is among the most successful in New York State, Long Island, and Suffolk County history. In 2007, the program was recognized […]
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 […]
January 12, 2024

2005: Suffolk PAL Sparkling Twirlers

The Suffolk County PAL Sparkling Twirlers were established in 1974 by Pat and Mike Walsh and honored as the second Suffolk County Sports Hall of Fame […]
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 […]
June 10, 2023

Pendergast, Christopher

Christopher Pendergast Induction Year: 2023 Location: Northport Category: Special Recognition An inspiration, fighter, and innovator, Chris Prendergast built a legacy through his battle with ALS. A teacher […]
June 6, 2022

Macchio, Ralph

Ralph Macchio Induction Year: 2022 Category: Special Recognition & Martial Arts Location: Dix Hills & Half Hollow Hills You know him as Danny LaRusso from Miyagi-Do […]
May 19, 2021

DiStefano, Matthew “Dezy”

Matthew “Dezy” DiStefano Induction Year: 2020 Location: Sachem Sport: Volleyball   Sachem volleyball coach turned motivational speaker and cancer fighting advocate, Matthew “Dezy” DiStefano suffered from […]
May 18, 2021

Cutinella, Thomas

Thomas Cutinella Induction Year: Class of 2020 Location: Shoreham-Wading River Sport: Football   Thomas Cutinella was a Shoreham-Wading River High School student who cared deeply for […]
June 18, 2019

Beigel, Scott

Scott J. Beigel Induction Year: 2019 Category: Track & Field, Coaching and Special Recognition Location: Half Hollow Hills Scott J. Beigel, a Dix Hills native, died […]
June 12, 2019

Ward Melville Boys Lacrosse

Ward Melville Boys Lacrosse Induction Year: 2019 Category: Lacrosse / Special Recognition  Location: Ward Melville The Ward Melville boys lacrosse program is one of the most […]