Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame

Discover the sports history of Chautauqua County, New York
through the stories of the men and women who lived it.

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Hall of Famers

Explore the stories of 209 inductees through news articles, photos, audio recordings, videos and memorabilia.

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Special Features

Beyond stories about the inductees, other collected  tales of local sporting history are shared here.

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2020 CSHOF Inductees Welcomed

Nine new inductees were introduced at the CSHOF’s 39th Annual Banquet, Monday, February 17, 2020, at the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club.

The Class of 2020 is comprised of the late George Bataitis, the late Bob Bender, Bob Goold, Chris (Carlson) Jenkins, Justin Johnson, Tim Nobles, Elly Norton, Mark Orlando, and Mike Tramuta.

A listing of the 2020 CSHOF Legacy Awards and local athletes honored for their accomplishments is provided courtesy of the Post-Journal.

Read the Post-Journal coverage of the event...

Photos from the banquet can be viewed on the Banquets Through The Years page.

2020 CSHOF inductees
The Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame held its 39th annual induction banquet Monday night at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club. Above are the members of the Class of 2020. Seated, from the left, are Elly Norton; Paula Kirsch, daughter of the late George Bataitis; Christine (Carlson) Jenkins; and Gregg Bender, son of the late Bob Bender. Standing, from the left, are Bob Goold; Tim Nobles; Justin Johnson; Mark Bataitis, son of the late George Bataitis; Mark Orlando; and Mike Tramuta. P-J photo by Scott Kindberg.

Sports Videos

A library of video interviews and documentaries produced by sports archivist and CSHOF inductee Greg Peterson are available for viewing online.

Online Videos

Additionally, a collection of DVD's chronicling sports in Chautauqua County, the Hall of Fame inductees and interviews with sports personalities is are available for viewing by visitors at the exhibit hall.

DVD library

Take a Virtual Tour
of the
Hall of Fame

The Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame is one of several attractions in downtown Jamestown that is well worth a visit. But don't take our word for it. Have a look around!

4-Panorama 360VR Tour by Dave Mariotti.
Viewing tips:

  • To advance through the tour, click/tap on the Hall of Fame icon. It will float into view as you tour each section of the hall.
  • Click and hold mouse button down, drag in any direction to move the view.
  • To zoom in, press the SHIFT key.
  • To zoom out, press the CTRL key.
  • If your mouse has a wheel on it, rolling it forward or back will also zoom in and out.

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Membership? The time to join or renew is here.

For persons who are interested in preserving the history of sports in Chautauqua County and honoring the outstanding individuals who have created our cherished sports memories, it’s time to purchase or renew our memberships in the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame for July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

To honor and preserve the sports history of Chautauqua County.CSHOF mission

Celebrate our sports past and honor the outstanding individuals who have created our cherished sports memories with a membership. You will receive several value-added benefits for your membership fee.

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The additional financial assistance of the community is critical to the success of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame. We gratefully acknowledge these individuals and organizations for their generous support.