Journalism & Media

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 23, 2023

Kirwan, Pat

Pat Kirwan Induction Year: 2023 Location: St. Anthony’s Category: Football, Media, Coaching, Pro Sports A multi-disciplined inductee, Pat Kirwan was a player and coach at St. […]
June 11, 2023

Sabatelle, Jen

Jen Sabatelle Induction Year: 2023 Location: Shoreham-Wading River Category: Media and Sports Business A Shoreham-Wading River High School alumnus, Jen Sabatelle is the EVP of Communications […]
May 28, 2023

Donnelly, Joe

Joe Donnelly Induction Year: 2023 Location: Huntington Category: Journalism, Baseball and Officials Initially, a general assignment reporter at the World-Telegram & Sun, Joseph T. Donnelly became […]
May 25, 2022

Fallica, Chris

Chris Fallica Induction Year: Category: Journalism & Media Location: Westhampton Beach Chris Fallica grew up in East Moriches and attended Westhampton Beach High School. He is […]
May 24, 2022

Cohn, Linda

Linda Cohn Induction Year: 2022 Category: Journalism & Media Location: Newfield Linda Cohn, an ESPN broadcaster and longtime host of SportsCenter, went to Newfield High School. […]
May 28, 2021

Slawson, Andy

Andy Slawson Induction Year: 2020 Location: Bay Shore Role: Journalism/Media Andy Slawson, a Bay Shore native, is best known for his decades of service to high […]
May 20, 2021

Herrmann, Mark

Mark Herrmann Induction Year: 2020 Location: Center Moriches Wing: Journalism / Media Mark Herrmann, the pride of Center Moriches,  joined Newsday in 1983 and was one […]
June 2, 2019

Costas, Bob

Bob Costas Induction Year: 2019 Category: Journalism & Media Location: Commack Bob Costas is one of the most well known sports broadcasters in American history. He […]
March 2, 2018

Gentile, Laura

Laura Gentile Induction Year: 2016 Category: Journalism / Media Location: Sachem Laura Gentile is a former three-sport athlete at Sachem High School, where she excelled in […]
March 2, 2018

Cimini, Rich

Rich Cimini Induction Year: 2016 Specialty: Journalism / Media Location: Sachem Rich Cimini started his career in journalism as the editor-in-chief of his high school newspaper […]
February 7, 2018

Weiss, David

David Weiss Induction Year: 1999 Category: Journalism & Media Location: Oakdale Weiss grew up in Nassau County, but has been a Suffolk County resident for many […]
February 7, 2018

Usher, George

George Usher Induction Year: 1995 Category: Journalism & Media Location: Seton Hall Born in Patchogue on May 1, 1931, George Usher attended St. Francis elementary school, […]
February 7, 2018

Sarra, Gregg

Gregg Sarra Induction Year: 2012 Category: Journalism & Media Location: Newfield Gregg Sarra is a journalist and editor at Newsday. Sarra was instrumental in expanding Newsday’s […]
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

Lang, Jack

Jack Lang Induction Year: 2003 Category: Journalism Location: Fort Salonga  A resident of Fort Salonga, Lang was a baseball writer in New York for 42 years. […]