Drafted by the New York Yankees on June 8, 1981, in the ninth round of free-agent draft, McGriff played for the Toronto Blue Jays, 1982-90; San Diego Padres, 1990-93; Atlanta Braves, 1993-97; and Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 1998. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2022. Fred McGriff’s ability to hit […]

– From Left to Right: Rick Hatcher, Barry Smith, Tyrone Keys, Vincent “Vinny” Lecavalier, Pam Oliver, Renee Hildebrand, Rick Ankiel, Chris Nikic, James Jones, Lisa Wagner, Fred Ridley, Luis Gonzalez and Dexter Jackson. Missing: Leiza Fitzgerald. – TAMPA, FL — Some of Florida’s most iconic athletes were inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame […]

Despite being born with Alpert syndrome, a genetic condition in which the bones in the skull, face and limbs are fused together and not separated in the womb… Despite living with a condition that Boston Children’s Hospital says happens once out of every 65,000 to 88,000 births… Despite all that, Justin was determined to live […]

Some of Florida’s most iconic athletes have been tapped for induction into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame as part of the 2022 Class. This year’s 12-member class represents careers spanning from 1979 to current and across seven different sports – baseball, bowling, fishing, football, golf and speed skating in addition to sports broadcasting. The […]

As a parent, it can be difficult to watch your teenager struggle with severe anxiety. One can feel helpless as their child’s school performance, social life, and familial relationships are hurt by their stress and apprehension. Anxiety is a very serious and debilitating disorder that can throw a person’s entire life into total upheaval, but […]

Benefiting the Florida Sports Hall of Fame children’s charities 18 Holes + 18 Celebrities + 18 Foursomes = Immeasurable Support for Children and their Families Date: July 8 – 9, 2022Location: Reunion Resort, Kissimmee, FL (get directions) Don’t miss your chance to play golf with members of the Florida Sports Hall of Fame and other sports celebrities […]

The Florida Sports Hall of Fame is excited to announce the addition of six new board members to the organization for three-year terms beginning in 2022.  In addition, the board voted on the slate of officers for 2022-2023. New board members: Steve Eaves is Vice President Club and Team Relations for Fanatics, Inc., a global […]

Ybor City, FL — The Florida Sports Hall of Fame is teaming with the Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House to present an intimate evening celebrating Tampa’s colorful history and featuring baseball legends, cigar rollers, Latin cuisine and entertainment. The first-ever Baseball, Bourbon and Cigars will be held Friday, March 25 at the […]

The winner of the annual Bill Buchalter Spirit Award, presented by the Orlando Sentinel to high school athletes who have persevered through personal struggles, will also be awarded scholarship money, thanks to the family of the famed sportswriter who passed away in July 2021. The amount of the scholarship is still being determined. The Bill […]

An NBA champion, Olympic gold-medalist, as well as a college football and Super Bowl champion were among the stellar class of athletes inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame Wednesday in Miami. This year’s eight-member class represents careers spanning from 1970 to current and across six different sports – swimming/diving, basketball, hockey, football, and […]

(Submitted by Anya Willis, fitkids.info) Kids, like adults, need a certain amount of physical activity every day to stay healthy. According to Kids Health, 6- to 12-year-olds need around 60 minutes of exercise a day. This doesn’t have to mean going to the gym and lifting weights. It could look like running around in the […]

The Florida Sports Hall of Fame would like to acknowledge the passing of one of its most popular and beloved members with the passing of college football coaching great, Bobby Bowden, who served as the head coach of the Florida State University Seminoles’ football team from the 1976 to 2009 seasons. During his time at […]

Back-to Back Championships Give the Tampa Bay Lightning Their Second Consecutive, and Third Overall, Stanley Cup Championship  “On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Florida Sports Hall of Fame, we congratulate the repeat Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning,” Tim Ramsberger, Chairman and President of the Florida Sports Hall of Fame. Tampa, FL […]

The Board of Directors of the Florida Sports Hall of Fame have announced the opening of their new location in the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event Center in Port St. Lucie, FL. The attraction features more than 60 displays exhibiting sports memorabilia from renowned Florida athletes, sports celebrities and historical events. The memorabilia was previously displayed […]

A sold out Amway Center in Orlando was the scene as the Florida Sports Hall of Fame (FSHOF) enshrined 10 new members to its ranks on Nov. 12, including Pat Williams—the man widely credited with bringing major league sports to Orlando. “Without question, the Amway Center was the most fitting place to welcome this class […]

Joe Russell Sr., a long-time youth sports coach and organizer, will be presented with the Florida Sports Hall of Fame’s (FSHOF) Hewell Family Fame for Fitness Award at the organization’s Nov. 12 induction ceremony at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. In addition, former Orlando Sentinel public relations executive Bert Lacey will posthumously receive the […]

Continuing a five-year resurgence that has reached across the state, the Florida Sports Hall of Fame will stage perhaps its most grandiose night ever when 11 sports superstars, most with central Florida roots, are enshrined into the Hall on Nov. 12 at Amway Center. “The Florida Sports Hall of Fame is on a mission to […]

The Florida Sports Hall of Fame Fan Club is pleased to announce that it has raised enough money through its Student Scholarship Program to sponsor all 117 children attending Florida Citrus Sports’ annual summer camp. Each camper will receive a student membership to the Fan Club which includes a tablet bag, pen and discounts to […]