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
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 […]
March 6, 2021

John Niland Named One of Cowboys All-Time Greats

It didn’t take a 60th anniversary for us to tell you that Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer John Niland is one of the greatest Cowboys of […]
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 22, 2021

Bill Batewell, Legendary Baseball Coach, Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer, Dies

Bill Batewell, one of the winningest coaches in Long Island baseball history, has passed away. He was 79. Batewell, who recorded 452 wins at Sachem and […]
January 20, 2021

Legendary Wrestling Coach Lou Giani Passes

Legendary wrestling coach and Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Lou Giani has passed away. He was 86. Giani, who only began wrestling when he was 17, […]
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 […]
January 11, 2021

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Rich Cimini Named 2020 New York State Sportswriter of the Year

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Rich Cimini has been named New York State Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sports Media Association. Nominated and voted […]
December 22, 2020

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Mourns Loss of Harold Cooley

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Harold Cooley passed away on December 18, 2020. He was 66. The legendary bowling coach from East Islip was inducted to […]
December 16, 2020

Suffolk HOFer Bob Ambrosini Passes Away

Legendary Connetquot baseball coach and Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Bob Ambrosini passed away in December 2020. The 2002 inductee retired with 602 career wins as […]
November 19, 2020

Marion Hollins to be Inducted in World Golf Hall of Fame

The Golf Channel ran a feature on East Islip native Marion Hollins with a perfect headline “With hall of fame induction, may we never again forget […]
September 5, 2020

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Mourns Loss of Patricia Habers

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame is sad to learn about the passing of inductee Patrica Habers. She was 84 and living in Georgia. Habers, a […]
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. […]
June 26, 2020

Suffolk HOFer Gordon Forbes, 90, Gone But Not Forgotten

Gordon Forbes, a longtime pro football writer and editor at USA Today, died in June 2020. He was 90. Forbes, who was inducted to the Suffolk […]