Wichita Sports Hall of Fame

Wichita Sports Hall of Fame The Wichita Sports Hall of Fame is dedicated to preserving and honoring all of Wichita's greatest athletes, coaches and contributors. This is your Hall of Fame.
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NBC World Series baseball in the year 2020. This picture is dedicated to the people in the far and distant future.
08/04/2020

NBC World Series baseball in the year 2020. This picture is dedicated to the people in the far and distant future.

The 2020 NBC World Series schedule is out. Now is the time to plan a trip to the ball park. Be safe!
07/28/2020

The 2020 NBC World Series schedule is out. Now is the time to plan a trip to the ball park. Be safe!

Did you hear? The 86th annual 2020 NBC World Series is on! The tournament will take place August 3-10 in Wichita and Hut...
07/17/2020

Did you hear? The 86th annual 2020 NBC World Series is on! The tournament will take place August 3-10 in Wichita and Hutchison. More information will be announced later about the teams and game times. But for now, the way 2020 has been, this is a win! Take it!

Flashback to the 2009 Wichita Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony with Wichita State basketball player, Jason Perez. ...
06/01/2020

Flashback to the 2009 Wichita Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony with Wichita State basketball player, Jason Perez. Here is a picture of Perez giving his induction speech. Jason played at WSU from 1996-2000. During that time, Jason set and held the record for steals in a career with 222 for 16 years until it was broken in 2016 by Fred VanVleet with 225. He also ranks 6th for points scored with 1,839 and 5th for three points field goals made with 196 in a career to this day.

In honor of Don Hall, 2019 inductee.
04/29/2020

In honor of Don Hall, 2019 inductee.

The 2020 Wichita Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony would be going on right now. But since it was posted due to the ...
04/04/2020

The 2020 Wichita Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony would be going on right now. But since it was posted due to the times. Let’s look back on past celebrations with some group inductee photos. Enjoy and thank you for your support through out the years! Keep supporting local sports!

03/16/2020

Due to the mounting news surrounding the Coronavirus. The Wichita Sports Hall of Fame has decided to postpone the 2020 induction ceremony from April 4th, to a later date this year. We apologize and hope for understanding. Thank you for all the support you have shown us through out the years! Don’t let this time in history hamper your excitement for local sports.

Public tours at the new stadium aka Riverfront Stadium. Enjoy!
03/08/2020

Public tours at the new stadium aka Riverfront Stadium. Enjoy!

03/07/2020

The finishing touches at the Riverfront Stadium are in progress, just as the paint is still wet. Soon.

You can almost hear the drum roll. Progress is definitely showing it’s face on the new baseball stadium now.
02/15/2020

You can almost hear the drum roll. Progress is definitely showing it’s face on the new baseball stadium now.

The first Hall of Fame class of the new decade has been announced.
02/12/2020

The first Hall of Fame class of the new decade has been announced.

02/08/2020

Class of 2019 Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Welcome and enjoy.

The plaques are ready to be handed out this Saturday! If you are still interested in be a part of Kansas sports history ...
02/06/2020

The plaques are ready to be handed out this Saturday! If you are still interested in be a part of Kansas sports history in the making, check out this post comments for info. Walk ups are welcome the day of. Have a good day and thank you for your support!

Congratulations to Blake Bell and the Chiefs for winning Super Bowl 54!
02/03/2020

Congratulations to Blake Bell and the Chiefs for winning Super Bowl 54!

01/27/2020

Voting for the 2020 Wichita Sports Hall of Fame class has started. Stay tuned here as we make Wichita sports history.

Flashback 10 years ago to the 2010 Wichita Sports HOF induction ceremony with pro baseball player, Don Lock. Here is pic...
01/05/2020

Flashback 10 years ago to the 2010 Wichita Sports HOF induction ceremony with pro baseball player, Don Lock. Here is picture of Don giving his speech. Lock was such a great athlete, that out of Kingman high school he played semi-pro baseball and when to Wichita University on a basketball scholarship and played for Ralph Miller. After college, he signed with the Yankees in 1958 but never played a game for the Yanks. In 1962, he made his MLB debut for the Washington Senators and played 8 season in the majors. During his career, he accumulated a .238 batting average, hit 122 home runs and 373 RBI. Don passed away in 2017 in Wichita, KS.

Here is a quote from Don regarding his early pro career. “In one week, I played my last basketball game, became a pro, got married, and went to the Yankee camp.”

The Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame has announced the inductees for the class of 2019. It’s been a wonderful decade for Kan...
12/11/2019

The Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame has announced the inductees for the class of 2019. It’s been a wonderful decade for Kansas baseball history. So let’s end it on great note going into 20’s. If you are interested in witnessing Kansas sports history in the making, check out the second picture. It has all the information and how to attend. Hope to see you there!

The Wichita Wind Surge are giving public tours today of the new baseball stadium! Here are some pictures of the new futu...
11/23/2019

The Wichita Wind Surge are giving public tours today of the new baseball stadium! Here are some pictures of the new future of baseball in Wichita!

What does the inside of the new ballpark look like you say? No idea. More then likely it doesn’t exist. But here are som...
11/09/2019

What does the inside of the new ballpark look like you say? No idea. More then likely it doesn’t exist. But here are some more outside, behind the fence pictures. Enjoy!

11/05/2019
Classic Tailback - Barry Sanders Oklahoma St. Highlights

Wichita native Barry Sanders was just voted as the greatest college football athlete of all time by USA Today newspaper. Here are some of his highlights at Oklahoma State. Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/OtsYNfOG2p8

A compilation of some Barry Sanders' collegiate highlights at Oklahoma State University. The most elusive runner in the history of football, Barry Sanders wa...

10/11/2019
Wichita Wings movie trailer

If you haven’t heard. The Wichita Wings are back! For the full the full story, check out your choice of local news. But if you want to know how big the Wings were in it’s original run. Check out this trailer to the Wichita Wings movie.
https://youtu.be/t7WqyjYxgts

Great hair, short shorts, foreign accents - the 1980s were the perfect time for the Wichita Wings to come along and swallow the city whole. This still-in-pro...

On this rainy October day. The construction of the new baseball stadium looks like this.
10/03/2019

On this rainy October day. The construction of the new baseball stadium looks like this.

Another flash back to the 2005 Wichita Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony with Wichita State Shocker baseball player...
09/25/2019

Another flash back to the 2005 Wichita Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony with Wichita State Shocker baseball player Phil Stephenson. Here is Phil giving a radio interview with 1410 KGSO. Some fans would consider him to be the greatest baseball player to ever play Shocker baseball. For obvious reasons, since he still is the NCAA Division I record holder in hits, runs, total bases, bases on ball and stollen bases. Stephenson WSU career was from
1979-1982. It’s the year 2019, 40 year later and his career records still stand. Let that sink in. Awesome history!

On this day, September 3, 2018, the last baseball game was played at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. One year later...
09/04/2019

On this day, September 3, 2018, the last baseball game was played at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. One year later...

We are going back to the HOF induction ceremony of 2008 with Wichita State and Kapaun Mt. Carmel basketball player, Ange...
08/22/2019

We are going back to the HOF induction ceremony of 2008 with Wichita State and Kapaun Mt. Carmel basketball player, Angela Buckner. Here is picture of Angela giving her induction speech. At Wichita State, Angela was one of only a few players in all of Missouri Valley Conference history to score a 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career. This earned her a spot on the the Missouri Valley Conference All-Centennial team. At Kapaun, she helped win three City League basketball championships and also won state titles in the shot put three times and finishing second once.

08/07/2019

Live video construction on the new baseball stadium here in Wichita! Enjoy!

Don’t miss out on 85 years of Wichita sports history. The NBC World Series is going on right now. See you out there!
07/27/2019

Don’t miss out on 85 years of Wichita sports history. The NBC World Series is going on right now. See you out there!

Construction pictures of Wichitas new baseball stadium from July 20th and June 22, 2019. It’s starting to come along!
07/20/2019

Construction pictures of Wichitas new baseball stadium from July 20th and June 22, 2019. It’s starting to come along!

Here is a picture from 2009 of the 1978 high school national championship Southeast baseball team being inducted in to t...
06/28/2019

Here is a picture from 2009 of the 1978 high school national championship Southeast baseball team being inducted in to the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame, led by Coach Jim Deckinger at the podium. The team went 23-0 and beat teams 155 runs to 25. Yes, that’s the sound of domination ringing in your ears.

Congratulations to former Wichita State Shocker basketball player Fred VanVleet and local Wichitan and former Wichita Hi...
06/14/2019

Congratulations to former Wichita State Shocker basketball player Fred VanVleet and local Wichitan and former Wichita High School East basketball player Adrian Griffin for winning the 2019 NBA Championship with the Toronto Raptors! Wichita is happy and proud of you guys!

Here is a picture of Adrian Griffin display at the museum.

Check out the new baseball stadium... kinda.
05/19/2019

Check out the new baseball stadium... kinda.

04/20/2019

2019 Wichita Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Welcome!

The plaques are ready to be handed out to the new class of 2019 inductees this weekend. If you still want to watch Wichi...
04/17/2019

The plaques are ready to be handed out to the new class of 2019 inductees this weekend. If you still want to watch Wichita sports history in the making, you still can. It’s at Hillside Christian Church at 2 pm on April 20, 2019. The address is 8330 E. Douglas. Admission is free. Hope to see you there. Thank you for all your support Wichita!

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4700 E Central Ave
Wichita, KS
67208

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00

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(316) 264-5222

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Rick Forshee drag boat world recorded holder from wichita still lives here
Steve DeTar‎ to Ted DeTar the Kansas Badman 3 hrs · You ever wonder why our local drag strip or racers were never in the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame??? Of all the people that came here, seems like Wichita don't like our kind of people and never will. 1966 be there or be square, where were you?? Add in Kansas John Weibe