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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The CSHOF website is updated regularly. Check here first to reveal the most recent additions.
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Hall of Famers

Explore the stories of 220 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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CSHOF, Tarp Skunks Unveil New Baseball Book

The Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame, in partnership with the Jamestown Tarp Skunks, has published a book entitled Our Game: From Unknowns to Tarp Skunks, 155 Years (And Counting!) of Baseball in Jamestown, New York. Our Game is a reprint of the 1998 book Across the Seams by Dave Mulei, with new, additional chapters edited by Scott Kindberg.

Our Game provides an in-depth look at the rich history of baseball in Jamestown, NY, from the many affiliations with Major League Baseball teams to Jamestown’s more recent participation in summer collegiate baseball.

Our Game is now available for sale. Books can be purchased in-person at the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame at 15 W 3rd St. in Jamestown for $25.

The book can also be purchased by sending an e-mail to Randy Anderson, CSHOF President, There is a shipping fee of $8.

You can also buy Our Game online for $33 including shipping.

Our Game

CSHOF Offers Jamestown Player Posters

baseball poster 1939-1981
Jamestown Baseball 1939-1981

The Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame is making available two posters featuring players who roamed the ballpark in Jamestown beginning in 1939 through 2014. The baseball players were members of Major League Baseball clubs during their careers.

The first poster features players from the era 1939-1981. The second covers the years 1982-2014.

Each poster is available individually for $20 or both may be purchased together for $35. Shipping is $8 for either one or both.

The posters can be purchased by sending an e-mail to Randy Anderson, CSHOF President,

You can also buy them online using the "Add to Cart" button below.

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baseball poster 1982-2014
Jamestown Baseball 1982-2014

2022 CSHOF Inductees Announced

The Board of Directors of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce the inductees who comprise the Class of 2022.

Newest Hall of Famers are the late George Barone, the late Harry Carlson, the late Larry Rodgers, the late Richard Shearman, Randy Anderson, Sarah (Bogardus) Burnett, Andrew Creager, Christina Kebort, Lewis Mack, Michael Sirianni, and Marc Tramuta.

The CSHOF Board of Directors voted to cancel the 2021 Induction Banquet. The eleven named above who were selected for induction in '21 will now become the Induction Class of 2022 and will be formally enshrined on President's Day, February 21, 2022. No new inductees will be chosen. The new honorees will bring the total number of CSHOF inductees to 220.

The 2021 Legacy Award recipients were honored at our CSHOF picnic on August 9, 2021 at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club.

Membership? The time to join or renew is here.

It’s now time to join to renew your membership in the CSHOF for another year. 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, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

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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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.

Take the Tour

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.