Greater Binghamton Hall to Induct 12
The Greater Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame announced its selections for 2016. Slated for April 18th induction are 12 sports greats from the area. They span from amateur and olympic standouts to those who made their mark on the professional sports scene.
Those who will be honored at induction ceremonies and a dinner at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Binghamton next month include:in alphabetical order:
Dick Barvinchak, standout basketball and football player at Chenango Valley and Penn State.
Mike Dunham, goaltender on the University of Maine's 1992-93 National Championship hockey team., 2002 U S Olympic Team silver medal winner and ten year pro.
Billy Gabor, star basketball player at Binghamton Central, Syracuse University and the NBA Syracuse Nationals
William "Wild Bill" Hallahan, pitched in the Major Leagues with three teams with 102 victories. Won three World Series Championships with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Steve Kraly, starred for the Binghamton Triplets where he went 19-2 in 1953. Promoted to the New York Yankees and was a member of their 1953 World Series Championship team. He served as the Official Scorer at NYSEG Stadium for Binghamton Mets games from 1992 to 2014.
Jim Lee, standout basketball player at Windsor High and Syracuse University where he was named to their All- Century team. He was the Press and Sun Bulletin Athlete of the Year in 1975.
Mike Lee, starred at Windsor High and Syracuse University where he was Co-Captain in 1972-73. Named Press and Sun Bulletin Athlete of the Year in 1969.
Troy Nickerson, Five-time New York High School State Champion in wrestling. Went on to star at Cornell where he was a four-time All - American. Named Press and Sun Bulletion Athlete of the Year in 2002, 2004 and 2005.
Chuck Rolles, star basketball player at Binghamton Central. Had standout career at Cornell University where he was a Senior Co-Captain. Scored 55 points in a single game for the Big Red. Press and Sun Bulletin Athlete of the Year in 1952.
Jack Sharkey, World Heavyweight Boxing Champion in 1932. Was 38-14-3 as a pro and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1994. Fought some of the greats including Jack Dempsey and Joe Louis
Chris Snee, won All-State honors in football at Montrose High. Stared and won all-America honors at Boston College. Went on to a ten-year pro career with the New York Giants and won Super Bowl Championships in 2008 and 2012.
Shirley Smith Sullivan, tremendous golfer who won 23 club titles at Binghamton Country Club. Was the Broome County Women's Golf Champion in 1948.Competed in the USGA Women's Open.
Keynolte speaker for the event will be Brian Cashman, General Manager of the New York Yankees. Tickets are available to the public online at ajqsports.net.