Baseball

October 19, 2021

Save the Date: Suffolk Sports HOF Induction – May 18, 2022

SAVE THE DATE: We’re looking forward to an in-person hall of fame induction at EAST WIND on May 18, 2022!
October 7, 2021

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Debuts Satellite Exhibit at Section XI

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame has launched its fourth exhibit, partnering with Section XI, the governing body of Suffolk County scholastic athletics. The exhibit features […]
June 15, 2021

Chris Vaccaro Discusses Life of Marion Hollins on LI History Project Podcast

An amazing life and story, we’re proud to have Marion Hollins as an inductee of the Suffolk Sports HOF. Listen to her life story on the […]
June 8, 2021

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Launches New Shop

NEW SHOP: We liked our Suffolk Sports HOF pop up shops so much we decided to make it permanent. The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame has […]
May 20, 2021

Ronkokoma Rotary Hosts Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame

Thanks to the Ronkonkoma Rotary Club for having Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Executive Director Chris Vaccaro as their guest speaker this morning! He spoke about […]
May 13, 2021

WATCH: Class of 20 and 21 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Induction

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame ceremony for the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 was held virtually via Facebook Live on May 12, 2021. […]
May 11, 2021

2020-2021 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Induction Journal

Congratulations to the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2020 and Class of 2021! This year’s induction ceremony is virtual and so is our program. […]
April 6, 2021

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2021 Press Conference

Normally we’d have our inductee press conference in person at Watermill, but we did that virtually today on Zoom. Even on screens, the thoughtful commentary from […]
March 15, 2021

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Induction Going Virtual

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame induction for the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 will be held virtually via Facebook Live on May 12 […]
February 21, 2021

Support Val James for U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame has formally nominated hockey legend Val James for induction to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. James is being inducted to […]
January 27, 2021

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2021

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame is officially announcing its Class of 2021. Nine individuals have earned induction with enough votes granted by the selection committee. […]
January 15, 2021

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Partners with Art Guild

During some of the downtime during the pandemic, the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame has been working with Art Guild Inc on an idea to help […]
June 30, 2020

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Postpones Induction Ceremony to 2021

The 2020 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony has been moved to May 12, 2021. The event will be held at Watermill in Smithtown, N.Y. […]
February 26, 2020

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Introduced

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame announced its Class of 2020 inductees in December, but had a formal introduction and photo opportunity for the honorees in […]
January 21, 2020

Boomer, Gio Talk Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Again on WFAN

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame found itself on the airwaves of WFAN again this week. Stemming from a discussion about the impending Baseball Hall of […]
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

Ketcham, Bill

Bill Ketcham Induction Year: 2000 Category: Baseball Location: Northport Ketcham played at Northport High School and graduated in 1945, going on to join the Navy during […]
February 6, 2018

Kaczynski, Bob

Bob Kaczynski Induction Year: 1997 Category: Baseball Location: Bay Shore Bob Kaczynski spent his time as a three sport athlete during his four years at Bay […]
February 6, 2018

Heaton, Neal

Neal Heaton Induction Year: 1997 Category: Baseball Location: Sachem Heaton is a former MLB left-handed pitcher who played at Sachem High School and graduated in 1979. […]
February 6, 2018

Harrelson, Bud

Bud Harrelson Induction Year: 1992 Category: Baseball Location: Hauppauge Harrelson is a former MLB shortstop, and is currently a coach and part-owner of the Long Island […]
February 6, 2018

Harnisch, Pete

Pete Harnisch Induction Year: 2009 Category: Baseball Location: Commack Harnisch began his baseball career at Commack High School back in the 1980s, where he was a […]
February 6, 2018

Habyan, John

John Habyan Induction Year: 2005 Category: Baseball Location: St. John the Baptist Habyan, a former Major League baseball player, graduated from St. John the Baptist H.S. […]
February 6, 2018

Grable, Rob

Rob Grable Induction Year: 2015 Category: Baseball Location: Connetquot A three-sport athlete at Connetquot, he was All-County in football, basketball and baseball. It was on the […]
February 6, 2018

Giordano, Tom “T-Bone”

Tom Giordano Induction Year: 1997 Category: Baseball & Athletic Directors Location: Copiague (AD), Amityville (resident) Tom Giordano was a longtime baseball executive who made his home […]
February 6, 2018

Gibson, Paul

Paul Gibson Induction Year: 1995 Category: Baseball Location: Center Moriches Gibson is a former MLB pitcher who played at Center Moriches High School. He graduated early […]
February 6, 2018

Forte, Charles

Charles Forte Induction Year: 1990 Category: Baseball Location: Huntington  Charles Forte graduated from Huntington High School in 1956. He attended Wake Forest and signed with the […]
February 6, 2018

Davies, Justin

Justin Davies Induction Year: 2007 Category: Baseball Location: Babylon Davies is a former outfielder for the Long Island Ducks who grew up in West Babylon. He […]
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

Chipman, Bob

Bob Chipman Induction Year: 2006 Category: Baseball Location: Northport Bob Chipman was left-handed baseball pitcher from 1941-52. In his dozen seasons in Major League Baseball, 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 […]