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Local sports historian, professor and researcher Fabio Montella guest lectured as part of the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame’s educational partnership with Port Jefferson High School’s sports history class.

He spoke about his research on Long Island sports history, specifically the area’s connection to the Negro Leagues. Montella, an Assistant Professor of History and Library Services at Suffolk County Community College, was instrumental in helping the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame place a historic marker in Riverhead where Satchel Paige pitched in 1950.

There will be monthly guest speakers with connections to the Hall of Fame, all offering deep insight into sports history, business and media.

Speakers so far …

  • Chris Vaccaro, Suffolk Hall of Fame President
  • Chris Fallica, ESPN Producer/Analyst & Suffolk HOFer
  • Fabio Montella, Sports historian, professor and researcher