Professional Sports

December 27, 2019

Long Island Sports & Rehabilitation Center Debuts SSHOF Exhibit

The latest Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame exhibit is now proudly on the walls at Long Island Sports & Rehabilitation Center in Holbrook, N.Y. Lois Cloud […]
August 3, 2019

Long Island Ducks, Bethpage Ballpark Receive First Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Historic Marker

Bethpage Ballpark is a historic sporting venue in Suffolk County thanks to a new historic marker initiative by the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame. The ballpark […]
June 13, 2019

Kropp Gets Special Induction at Bethpage Ballpark

We finally finished the 2019 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame induction process and Bill Kropp finally got his moment. After falling ill during the 2019 ceremony, […]
June 9, 2019

Cuban Giants HOF Plaque Presented at Historic Site

Special moment as our Executive Director Chris Vaccaro presented the New York Cuban Giants Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame induction plaque to Babylon Village Mayor Ralph […]
May 24, 2019

Bettman Accepts Suffolk HOF Honor at NHL Offices

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was an inductee of the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame for the Class of 2019. He was unable to attend the ceremony […]
May 23, 2019

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Inducts Class of 2019

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2019 honorees included: Gary Bettman: Commission of the NHL and alumnus of Half Hollow Hills Scott J. Beigel: Special Recognition […]
March 5, 2019

Boomer & Gio Talk Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame on WFAN

We couldn’t have asked for a better six minutes of positioning on the biggest sports radio station on the planet, but it happened for the Suffolk […]
February 9, 2019

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame, Town of Huntington Unveil New Exhibit

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame and the Town of Huntington have debuted a new exhibit at Huntington Town Hall as of February 2019. The exhibit […]
February 2, 2019

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2019

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame has officially announced its Class of 2019 and inductees will be honored in a ceremony on May 16 at Watermill […]
December 9, 2018

James Metzger Hits Cover of Long Island Press

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer, James C. Metzger, The Whitmore Group CEO and Chairman, is featured on the front page of the December issue of the […]
August 5, 2018

Bud Harrelson’s No. 3 Retired by Long Island Ducks

Bud Harrelson has done so much for Suffolk County, baseball and Long Island. It is with great joy to the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame that […]
May 31, 2018

2018 SSHOF Induction Night Video Highlights

RELIVE the magic from the 2018 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame inductions. Officially available are the video highlights of every speech! Bob Burkely Stephen Bowen Joe […]
May 20, 2018

SSHOF Supports Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball

For a number of years the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame has supported the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST). On Sunday, May 20, a number […]
May 13, 2018

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Officially Inducted

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2018 was formally inducted on May 10 at Watermill Caterers. Congratulations to the following individuals and organizations: The Suffolk […]
February 12, 2018

Suffolk Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2018

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame has officially announced its Class of 2018 and inductees will be honored in a ceremony on May 10 at Watermill […]
February 7, 2018

Boozer, Emerson

Emerson Boozer Induction Year: 1996 Category: Football Location: Huntington Station Emerson Boozer did not grow up in Suffolk County, but has been a resident of Huntington […]
February 7, 2018

Black, Tom

Tom Black Induction Year: 2000 Category: Football Location: Central Islip Black played football, baseball and basketball at Central Islip High School and graduated in 1965. Upon […]
February 7, 2018

Park, Steve

Steve Park Induction Year: 2004 Category: Auto Racing Location: East Northport Steve grew up in East Northport and was a frequent visitor to Islip Speedway, where […]
February 7, 2018

Graham, Billy

Billy Graham Induction Year: 1991 Category: Boxing Location: West Islip Billy Graham was a welterweight boxer with a professional career record of 102 wins, 15 losses, […]
February 7, 2018

Cooney, Gerry

Gerry Cooney Induction Year: 2005 Category: Boxing Location: Huntington Cooney was a professional boxer who grew up in Huntington. His amateur boxing career included two New […]
February 7, 2018

Wicks, Sue

Sue Wicks Induction Year: 1991 Category: Basketball Location: Center Moriches Wicks played at Center Moriches High School. She played for Rutgers University from 1984-88 and was […]
February 7, 2018

Walker, Clarence “Foots”

Clarence “Foots” Walker Induction Year: 1991 Category: Basketball Location: Southampton Clarence “Foots” Walker was a dominating force on the basketball court at Southampton High School. He […]
February 7, 2018

Smith, Randy

Randy Smith Induction Year: 1990 Category: Basketball Location: Bellport Smith was a professional basketball player who set an NBA record for consecutive games played. From 1972-82, […]
February 7, 2018

Ruland, Jeff

Jeff Ruland Induction Year: 2013 Category: Basketball Location: Sachem Former basketball standout at Sachem High School in the late 1970’s, he was the first athlete in […]
February 7, 2018

McGuire, Dick

Dick McGuire Category: Basketball Location: Huntington Induction Year: 1994 McGuire spent eleven seasons in the NBA (1949-60) and was one of the premier guards of the […]
February 7, 2018

McCann, Brendan

Brendan McCann Induction Year: 1999 Category: Basketball/Coach Location: North Babylon Brendan McCann is an American former professional basketball player. McCann was selected in the 1957 NBA Draft (first round, fifth […]
February 7, 2018

Kupchak, Mitch

Mitch Kupchak Induction Year: 1990 Category: Basketball Location: Brentwoood A star at Brentwood High School, Mitch Kupchak was one of the original inductees of the Suffolk […]
February 7, 2018

Knight, Toby

Toby Knight Induction Year: 1992 Category: Basketball Location: Port Jefferson Knight is a former basketball player who played professionally for the New York Knicks. Born in […]
February 7, 2018

James, Mike

Mike James Induction Year: 2005 Category: Basketball Location: Amityville James is a retired professional basketball player who played at Amityville High School. He had the most […]
February 7, 2018

Gugliotta, Tom

Tom Gugliotta Induction Year: 1994 Category: Basketball Location: Walt Whitman Gugliotta attended Walt Whitman High School in Huntington Station and graduated from North Carolina State University. […]