Organized in 1986, the Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame honors our own heroes and legends, spanning the rich history of sports achievement in the Lake Michigan shoreline area anchored by Ludington to the North and Grand Haven to the south.
    The Hall of Fame exhibit, located in downtown Muskegon on the concourse level of the L.C. Walker Arena, features a fascinating collection of artifacts, photos and commemorative plaques honoring the area's sports heritage. Displays highlight the accomplishments of the over 100 sports notables enshrined over the last 30 years.
Inductees include Phil Baldwin , who fought on the 1960 Olympic boxing team with Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay; Earl Morrall, a Super Bowl quarterback in the National Football League; Sally Sessions, one of the 13 founding members of the Ladies Professional Golf Association; Bennie Oosterbaan, one of only two athletes honored as a three-time All-American in football at the University of Michigan; Sherm Poppen, the inventor of the Snurfer, the inspiration for the snowboard;   Donna Cook & Doris Cook, sisters who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and many more.
     Beside the expected sports of baseball, football, basketball and hockey, sports as diverse as boxing, with world lightweight contender Kenny Lane and speed roller skating, with
Kenny Sutton, a two-time gold medalist at the Pan-American games, are represented.
    Two Scholar-Athletes, one male and one female, are honored annually at the hall's annual induction banquet hosted in June.  A member of the community also is selected for his or her dedication to the sports community with the organization's Distinguished Service Award.
    Take time to explore the site and learn about the West Michigan's incredible sports history!
Honored Members
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Dennis Adama  Joe Kastelic  Cal Tatum
Curtis Adams Ike Kepford Cliff Taylor
Howard Bailey Mark Konecny Dave Taylor
 Karel Bailey Tom Kresnak Mike Teeter
Phil Baldwin Pete Kutches Jack Tighe
Dave Boertman Moose Lallo Bob Tombari
Annette Bohach Kenny Lane Rich Tompkins
Bill Bos Bob Ludwig Trinity Townsend
Dan Brink William McCall Dave VerMerris
Ed Burton Ossie McCarty Gene Visscher
M.C. Burton Gil McKellen Elmer Walcott
Jock Callander Gordon McKellen Jack Weisenburger
Ray Castenholtz Bryan McLay Dave Whitsell
Roger Chiaverini Tom McShannock John Williams
Gus Cohrs Glenn Meyers Bill Wolski
Jerry Collins Dave Michayluk Bob Zuppke
Donna Cook Earl Morrall  
Doris Cook Bobby Morse Distinguished Service Award Winners:
Paul Dekker Jim Morse
Russell DeVette Don Mosley
Dick Dolack Jim Neal Cyndi Blair
Ed Douma John Nedeau Ralph Burr
Dusty Fairfield George Neitering Leo Campbell
Cathy Fitzpatrick Dave Nelson Ray Cioe
Jerry Fitzpatrick Bennie Oosterbaan Jack Crowell
Ira Flagstead Chuck Pavlich Les David
William "Flop" Flora Rob Peel Jim Dodson
Gary Ford Pete Petroskey Pete Gawkowski
Ron Gaffner Sherm Poppen Mark Jastrzembski
Hillard Gates Harry Potter Mike Knight
Jim Goorman Dan Raymond Elsa Lowe
Sonny Grandelius C. Leo Redmond Charles Marsh
Mark Grimmette John Regeczi Lyle Moran
Paul Griffin Carl Russ Jim Moyes
Lynn Hahn Jack Schugars Earl O'Brien
Jimmy Henderson Frank Secory Jake Outwin
Mike Holmes Sally Sessions Jerry Porter
Frank Howell Denise Sharps Barney Sutherland
Mark Hughes Steve Sieradzki Mart Tardani
John Huizenga Steve Sluka Bill Tilton
Jim Johnson Paul Soper Dick Topp
Oscar E. "Okie" Johnson Jack Sprague Smitty Vanderplow
Tom Johnson Fred Stevens Nelson Volz
  Fred Storck Team Doctors with
20 years of service
  Milo Sukup
  Kenny Sutton  
Honored Teams
1927 Muskegon Big Red football team
1941-42 North Muskegon Norsemen football team
1945-46-47 Muskegon Heights Tiger football teams
1951 Muskegon Big Red football team
1955-56 & 1956-57 Muskegon Heights Tiger basketball teams
 1960-61 Grand Haven Buccaneer baseball teams
1961-62 Muskegon Zephyrs Hockey team
1970-71 & 1971-72 Shelby Tiger basketball teams
1977-78 & 1978-79 Muskegon Heights Tiger Basketball Teams
1984-85 & 1985-86 Newaygo Lions Girls Basketball Teams
1994 Holton Red Devils Volleyball Team
Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame - Our Own Heroes and Legends
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