The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame is a non-profit established in 1990 to honor outstanding people, living or deceased, who gained prominence and have made substantial contributions in the fields of professional and amateur sports on behalf of themselves and Suffolk County. The Hall of Fame has exhibits at Fairfield Properties Ballpark, (home of the Long Island Ducks), Town of Huntington Townhall, the Section XI offices in Farmingville, Long Island Sports and Rehabilitation in Holbrook and Long Island MacArthur Airport.

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame: Club 369


Congratulations to the current Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Inductees, who have made major contributions to professional and amateur athletics.

As of 2022, there are 369 inductees across multiple categories.

We are in the process of updating our website and building out individual profile pages of all inductees, so check in frequently for more multimedia, information and highlights!


Full list of SSHOF Inductees
February 8, 2018

Cassese, Kevin

Kevin Cassese Induction Year: 2009 Category: Lacrosse Location: Comsewogue Kevin Cassese played football and lacrosse at Comsewogue High School and excelled in both, winning many championships […]
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

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. […]
February 7, 2018

Landers, Barry

Barry Landers Induction Year: 2000 Category: Media In 1967, Landers began his long association with Suffolk County sports when he was hired by WGLI radio to […]
February 7, 2018

Herzog, Bob

Robert “Bob” Herzog Induction Year: 2015 Category: Media Location: Commack Bob Herzog, who was born in the Bronx, grew up in Dix Hills and attended Commack […]
February 7, 2018

Forbes, Gordon

Gordon Forbes Induction Year: 2001 Category: Journalism & Media Location: Patchogue-Medford Attended Patchogue High School in the 1940s. Graduated from Duke University in 1955, after two […]
February 7, 2018

Hart, Gerry

Gerry Hart Induction Year: 1997 Category: Hockey Location: Hauppauge Hart is a Canadian retired professional hockey player who played 730 games in the NHL with the […]
February 7, 2018

Gillies, Clark

Clark Gillies Induction Year: 1998 Category: Hockey Location: Dix Hills Did not attend school in Suffolk County but has been a resident of Dix Hills since […]
February 7, 2018

Ferraro, Peter

Peter Ferraro Induction Year: 2012 Category: Hockey Location: Port Jefferson Ferraro is a former NHL hockey player. He and his identical twin brother Chris became the […]
February 7, 2018

Ferraro, Chris

Chris Ferraro Induction Year: 2012 Category: Hockey Location: Port Jefferson Chris Ferraro is an American retired ice hockey player who formerly played in the National Hockey League. Along with his twin […]
February 7, 2018

Deschamps, Buzz

Buzz Deschamps Induction Year: 2010 Category: Hockey Location: Bay Shore He started playing hockey in Ontario, where he was born, with the Junior C Penetang Hurons.  […]
February 7, 2018

Nelson, Diane

Diane Nelson Induction Year: 2000 Category: Horse Racing Location: Sachem Nelson was a multiple graded-stakes winning jockey who attended Sachem High School and worked with horses […]
February 7, 2018

Migliore, Richard Francis 

Richard Migliore Induction Year: 1998 Category: Horse Racing Location: Babylon Migliore is a retired jockey who was born in Babylon and grew up in Sheepshead Bay. […]