Six inductees named for the 2010 Class of the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame:
The 2010 Class of the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame was announced on June 21th, 2010 at the Greater Syracsue Sports Hall of Fame exhibit in Driver's Village. The six incoming honorees will join the 174 previous inductees. This is the 24th year for the organization. The official induction ceremonies will be held at a dinner on October 18th at Drumlins Country Club. The Class of 2010 is as follows: Chuck Bisesi - basketball, Frank DiChristina - administrator, Larry Hart - coach, Len Rauch - basketball, baseball , Joan Skiff - skiing, Nini Sgroi - bowling, William “Doc” Scanlan - is the Old-Timer's selection for Major league pitcher with the Brooklyn Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates.
Photo courtesy of Herm Card
Larry Hart , Frank DiChristina, Chuck Bisesi and Marshall Skiff. Lenny Rauch and Nini Sgroi , all participated in the press conference held the Hall of Fame exhibit in Driver's Village,
In addition to the six new inductees, the 2006-09 FM Girls Cross Country teams will be honored.
To be eligible for the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame consideration an individual must have been a resident of the Greater Syracuse area or involved in Greater Syracuse Sports for at least ten years.
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24 Second Shot Clock Dedication and Celebration Luncheon:
The Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame in cooperation with the Syracuse Parks and Recreation Department held a unveiling of a full-size memorial street clock dedicated on March 26th, 2005. This monument will pay special tribute to honor the rule that changed basketball and saved the National Basketball Association, and has also brought pride and honor to our great city. This unveiling was the highlight of fan festivities held during the NCAA Men’s Basketball Syracuse Regional Finals.
The schedule for March 26th unveiling of the clock was held at 11:00AM hosted by Mayor Matthew Driscoll, a celebration luncheon at the MOST followed, attended by members of the Syracuse Nationals, NCAA executives, the national media and local enthusiast. After the lunch, fans were treated by the showing of the Time Warner video of the Syracuse Nationals … That Was Ten on the IMAX screen.
Former Syracuse Nationals great Earl Lloyd signs autographs after dedication of a monument to the 24-second clock Saturday, March 26, 2005, in Syracuse, N.Y. (AP Photo/David Duprey)
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Hall pays tribute to NBA Champions:
The Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame paid tribute to the 50th anniversary of 1954-55 NBA Champions – Syracuse Nationals as they unveil this display at Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport. The members of that championship team are enshrined into the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame are Danny Biasone, Dolph Schayes, Billy Gabor and Paul Seymour.
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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: July 18th, 2005
Congressman James T. Walsh joins Roger Burdick, CEO of Driver's Village and John Rathbun along with original Hall of Fame boards members; Bill Dutch, Tex Simone and Hal McGrath as they participate in a ribbon cutting of the soft opening of the new Hall of Fame exhibit at Driver's Village in Cicero.
This exhibit is made possible by a federal grand secured by Congressman James T. Walsh, personal donations from individuals like Roger Burdick, past inductees and their families. John Rathbun, past-president was emphatic, “This great exploration of Syracuse athletic heritage would not have been possible without Congressman Walsh’s vision and keen interest in educating residents and visitors alike about this community’s rich sports history. The Congressman also understands how this first-rate exhibit will play a key role in this region’s economy as tourism generators”.
This Hall of Fame exhibit will only enhance Syracuse and Onondaga Counties reputation as a destination, for sporting activities, historical achievements and special events. This interactive display will also attract visitors into our community, contributing to the economic impact of tourism to the area.
A gallery naming gift is also being sought. Anyone interested is sincerely encouraged to contact John Rathbun at (315) 451-4588