Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame

Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame Not for Profit 501C - dedicated to recognizing and enshrining outstanding individuals who have made exceptional contributions to Staten Island Sports History.
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Non-Profit to promote The History of Sports for Staten Island

Non-Profit to promote The History of Sports for Staten Island

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It’s been a year in the making to bring the Hall of Fame supporters and members back for our annual Golf Outing. On May ...
06/02/2021

It’s been a year in the making to bring the Hall of Fame supporters and members back for our annual Golf Outing. On May 13th – we were finally able to pull off a fantastic event and one of the main fundraisers for the Hall of Fame John Woodman, the Chairperson of the event and his wife Nancy worked tirelessly to make it happen this year. The basket raffle arrangements by Nancy were incredible and helped to raise much needed funds to support our Museum and the efforts for the Hall. It was great to see everyone and the day could not have been more perfect. It started with the Golf event at South Shore Golf Course and ended with a fabulous Dinner at Grand Oak Country Club. Nothing like getting all these sports people in a room that had not seen each other in over a year. Check out the incredible pictures taken by our new Board Member Derek Alvez. Thank you Derek...Enjoy the memories...Wonderful to see everyone and celebrate.

May we never forget the sacrifice of those who served and gave their lives for our freedom. 🇱🇷
05/31/2021
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May we never forget the sacrifice of those who served and gave their lives for our freedom. 🇱🇷

Gloria Cordes Elliot is a former All-American Girls Professional Baseball League pitcher and inspiration for one of the ...
05/29/2021

Gloria Cordes Elliot is a former All-American Girls Professional Baseball League pitcher and inspiration for one of the most well-known baseball movies, “A League of Their Own.” She is also a SI Sports Hall of Famer and recognized as one of the the most loyal and influential supports to the Hall of Fame. Though she passed away a few years back we are so pleased to hear that she will finally get that softball field at MSIT named for her on Tuesday, June 8th at 2:30pm. The lifelong Staten Islander, who grew up in Stapleton before relocating to Oakwood, amassed a career 2.54 era over five seasons from 1950 to 1954. She appeared in three All-Star games, and her uniform is on display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. She was inducted into the Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame in 1997. Her career began when she went to the Weissglass Stadium in Port Richmond to see two touring teams — the Chicago Colleens and Springfield Sallies — play a baseball game. Tryouts were held before the game to find possible players for the All-American Girls League, and she volunteered to tryout as a pitcher. At 18 years old, she left Staten Island and was signed to play for the All-American Girls Baseball League in South Bend, Ind. After the league folded in 1954, she went on to coach numerous girls’ teams at Staten Island Little League. An incredible lady and a role model for many young woman in sports. John Iasparro shared the news and we are so pleased to see Gloria get her honor at MSIT.

In 2019 when Bob Steele was inducted to the SI Sports Hall of Fame it didn't look like he would ever get the naming to t...
05/29/2021
S.I. Sports Hall of Fame: After all these years, Bob Steele still can’t get enough of baseball

In 2019 when Bob Steele was inducted to the SI Sports Hall of Fame it didn't look like he would ever get the naming to the field he so deserved. John Iasparro, long time committee member of the Hall has been one of the advocates for Bob. He announced today that on Tuesday, June 8th at 2:30pm - Bob Steele will finally get his due. There will be a naming ceremony at McKee Staten Island Tech HS (formerly New Dorp) where the Baseball Field will be named in his honor. Steele spent 41 seasons coaching baseball at McKee, later McKee/Staten Island Tech, beginning in 1963 and assumed athletic director duties in 1970 -- he held both positions until 2002.
His 1965 McKee baseball team captured the Staten Island Public School championship, he was named the Staten Island Baseball Coach of the Year by the Daily News in 1968. The now 85-year-old Steele, who also coached basketball during his time at MSIT, lost a lot more games than he won (147-412) on the diamond, but his players always departed with more knowledge and understanding about the sport than when they arrived. Still, Steele coached a number of impressive teams and players, including some who went on to play at the professional level. A long time coming. Congratulations to Bob Steele. A much deserved recognition.

The longtime MSIT baseball coach was joined by seven others for induction.

It's been a long time coming...the SISHoF Committee got together recently for our monthly Board Meeting 5/11/21- LIVE.  ...
05/17/2021

It's been a long time coming...the SISHoF Committee got together recently for our monthly Board Meeting 5/11/21- LIVE. Great dinner at La Strada Restaurant. So great to see everyone. Great photos courtesy of Danny Ingellis

Happy Mother's Day from SISHoF.
05/09/2021

Happy Mother's Day from SISHoF.

Happy Mother's Day from SISHoF.

04/12/2021

It's been a long 13 months and we at the Hall of Fame are anxious to get back to celebrating our events. One of the ways that you can participate is as a member through the Friends of the Hall of Fame. We are a non-profit and dependent upon the generosity of the Staten Island Sports community and our fellow sports lovers to be part of the future of our legacy. We welcome your support and participation. There are many ways you can help provide support through your membership. There are 3 ways to join.
1. Individual Annual Memberships,
2. Lifetime Memberships
3. Business Memberships
For details concerning the Friends of the Hall of Fame contact: John Iasparro - email: [email protected]

Happy Passover from The Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame
03/27/2021
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Happy Passover from The Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame

We are excited to announce the SISHoF Golf outing is back.This year’s event, which was previously postponed twice in 202...
03/10/2021
Fore! S.I. Sports Hall of Fame has new date for its annual golf outing and reunion

We are excited to announce the SISHoF Golf outing is back.
This year’s event, which was previously postponed twice in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, has been rescheduled for May 13 at the South Shore Golf Course & Grand Oaks Country Club.

After several postponements because of COVID, organizers are hoping this new one is a keeper

Happy Luna New Year!Wishing you Blessings from SISHoF
02/12/2021

Happy Luna New Year!
Wishing you Blessings from SISHoF

Happy Luna New Year!
Wishing you Blessings from SISHoF

Happy New Year 2021.Looking forward to seeing all our friends soon. Healthy & Happy New Year
12/31/2020

Happy New Year 2021.
Looking forward to seeing all our friends soon. Healthy & Happy New Year

Merry Christmas from The SISHoF
12/25/2020

Merry Christmas from The SISHoF

Happy Hanukkah from the SISHOF
12/10/2020

Happy Hanukkah from the SISHOF

12/08/2020

Thinking of our friends & supporters. Though we remain closed as a Museum the Hall continues to fulfill our mission and will be announcing our Class of 2020 very soon.

The Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame mission is "to recognize those individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to Staten Island sports history, and by virtue of their accomplishments, service, or force of character, have enriched that history for all time.”

Happy Thanksgiving from your Friends at the STATEN ISLAND SPORTS HALL OF FAME. 🍁🦃🍂🌻
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving from your Friends at the STATEN ISLAND SPORTS HALL OF FAME. 🍁🦃🍂🌻

SISHoF salutes our Veterans.Thank you to all that served.
11/11/2020

SISHoF salutes our Veterans.
Thank you to all that served.

Happy Labor Day Weekend to all our friends and supporters from the Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame 🌼
09/04/2020

Happy Labor Day Weekend to all our friends and supporters from the Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame 🌼

It is with great sadness we share the passing our friend and fellow SISHoF Board Member.  He truly was an incredible man...
08/28/2020
Larry Ambrosino, 72, dies. He was the ultimate educator.

It is with great sadness we share the passing our friend and fellow SISHoF Board Member. He truly was an incredible man.
RIP Larry. You will be missed. Condolences to the family.

He championed Police Officer Rocco Laurie, a childhood friend who was ambushed and killed

08/05/2020

The Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame Golf Outing scheduled for Sept 2, 2020 has been cancelled for this year due to Covid 19.
Our concern for our members and guests was our primary reason.
We are planning on rescheduling for Spring 2021. We will keep you updated to any changes.

We are sincerely disappointed and hope that all our friends and supporters are safe during this difficult time. If you have any questions please email us at: [email protected]

Enjoy the Weekend from the Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame.
07/03/2020

Enjoy the Weekend from the Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame.

New York City Marathon Canceled Because of Pandemic
06/24/2020
New York City Marathon Canceled Because of Pandemic

New York City Marathon Canceled Because of Pandemic

Despite dropping infection rates in the region, organizers and city officials decided the risks of running a race with 50,000 participants were too high.

Happy Father's Day from the SISHoF.Enjoy your day.
06/21/2020

Happy Father's Day from the SISHoF.
Enjoy your day.

LEGENDS AWARD SITRAC announced today that the winner of the 4th Annual Pete Whitehouse Legends Award to the top Staten I...
06/16/2020

LEGENDS AWARD

SITRAC announced today that the winner of the 4th Annual Pete Whitehouse Legends Award to the top Staten Island Track & Field athlete for the short 2019-2020 season is Sierra Dinneen of Notre Dame Academy.

The other two nominees were Kortney Brown (Curtis HS) and Kathryn Altieri (Susan Wagner HS)

Dinneen is a three time winner of the award and is a multiple Staten Island record holder.

Congratulations! Sierra will be honored along with the other nominees in the near future as soon as it can be done safely.

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Joe Panepinto, Vice Chairman

Larry Ambrosino - Treasurer
Larry Anderson
Angelo" Butch" Aponte
Dennis Barrett
Lou Bergonzi
Bill D’Ambrosio
Charles Greinsky
Maureen Hannafin
John Iasparro
Jim Kelley
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Bert Levinson
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Mark Washington
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Congratulations and happy 93rd Birthday to CARL ERSKINE! One of the treasures of my life was knowing and receiving aid from this great old Dodger for 2 of my books! In particular, "Tearin' Up The Pea Patch". In addition to a wonderful career, Carl won twenty games in 1953. There were also the individual achievements; 2 no-hit games and a World Series record. I can still feel I am in the bleachers at Ebbets Field that October afternoon with my dad as 'Oisk' was tossing that overhand breaking ball and piling up the strikeouts. A magnificent pitcher, he is a great family man, teammate, and friend. A significant part of the great Brooklyn Dodger teams in the era known as the GOLDEN AGE OF BASEBALL, Carl Erskine shines as a human being as well. Congratulations again - and....thanks for the Memories!
Happy to attend and support all of the Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame’s Unsung Heroes. Congrats on the recognition and keep up the great work leading and supporting all of Staten Island’s incredible athletic opportunities! Shout out to honorees Tony Gulotta and David Sorkin.
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I have contacted the SISHOF a couple of times in the past to get them to consider inducting Joe Killeen. To give you some background: Joe Killeen was honored in 2004 with the Joe Ryan Memorial Award (http://joeryanmemorialawards.weebly.com/joe-ryan-awards-2004.html) in appreciation for the many years that he has worked with the youth of Staten Island, particularly in the Midland Beach and Grant City areas, as a long-time baseball and football coach. Joe was an outstanding baseball player when he was young. He was the star first baseman and clean-up batter for the St Christopher’s baseball team that won the New York Diocesan baseball championship in 1941. He played baseball in high school and might have pursued a career in professional baseball except that he sustained a serious leg injury while serving in the Merchant Marine during World War II. When Joe returned from the war, his injury prevented him from actively participating in sports, so he turned to coaching. In 1945 he coached the St. Margaret Mary’s CYO baseball team, and the Midland Pharmacy football team, which later became known as the Midlands. He continued this dual coaching responsibility with many different teams for 25 years. When one team disbanded because the players no longer met the league age or weight requirements, another team was formed, or another league was organized. He coached in the Twyford – Muche baseball league one season and his team included two of Joe Ryan’s brothers – Jim and Marty. Joe Killeen was one of the founding fathers of the Staten Island Little League, which has since expanded throughout the Island beyond all expectations. He also was involved with the PeeWee football league, and coached the Chinatown Dragons in that league for many years. His brother Tom was one of his assistant coaches. Charlie Dana, a retired Deputy Inspector for the New York City Housing Authority Police Department and a long-time Staten Island resident, sent a note about his relationship with his baseball coach, Joe Killeen: “When I was 12, I started playing baseball with St. Margaret Mary’s in both the CYO and PAL leagues with Joe Killeen as my coach. I played for Joe’s baseball teams until I was 30. Joe was our mentor. He never yelled at any of us. If one of the players had a problem, Joe was always there to help. When the problem was resolved, he would never speak of it again. When I was married and needed extra money to meet expenses, Joe helped me get a part-time job. Midland Beach never produced a better man. None of the guys who played for Joe ever got into serious trouble. I still maintain a warm friendship with his widow, Kitty. When my time comes, maybe Joe can coach our team again and we can play the angels.”
Does anyone have information about the George Washington Carver Athletic Club baseball team, active around Tottenville, Staten Island in the 1950s? We have a jersey in the collections at Historic Richmond Town and are trying to find out more about it.