All three of the historic markers placed by the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame have been recognized by the Society of American Baseball Research’s Baseball Landmarks Research Committee.
The markers are listed on SABR’s interactive mapping system along with hundreds of stadiums, statues, markers, graves, museums, and other places of historic significance. A photo of each marker accompanies the address, the year it was placed, and a link to the Hall of Fame’s website.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by an organization like SABR which appreciates the history of the game,” said Chris R. Vaccaro, President of the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame. “We take great pride in our Suffolk County history and for baseball fans to see our historic markers listed among the most famous venues and locations in baseball history is really special.”
The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame began placing historic markers in 2019 and has erected three as of October 2022. They are located at the home of the Long Island Ducks (2019), Bridgehampton High School where Carl Yastrzemski played high school baseball (2022), and Riverhead where Satchel Paige pitched in 1950 (2022). The Hall plans to place at least one marker per year in other historic sites across the county.