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 200 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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Hugh Palmer Bedient

Veteran's Day Rememberance

Hugh Carpenter Bedient was inducted into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame in 1983 based on his outstanding baseball career as a pitcher, which included winning the 1912 World Series championship with the Boston Red Sox. However, this month’s newsletter focuses not on him, but rather his son, Palmer, who died tragically in 1940 while serving his country.

On Veteran’s Day, November 11th, as we give thanks to all who have answered the call of our nation, let us particularly remember Hugh Palmer Bedient . You can read his story in the November newsletter.

2019 CSHOF Inductees Honored

The Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame held its 38th annual Induction Dinner on Monday, February 18th, at the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club.

Eight of the nine inductees were represented. Seated, from the left, are Steven Johnston, son of the late Charles Johnston; Terry Kye, daughter of the late Luella Kye; Cheryl Bailey; and Tiffany Decker. Standing are Vince Gullo; Mark Weaver; Mike Lopriore; and Bob Palcic. The ninth inductee is the late Jack Harper.

Photo courtesy of The Post-Journal by Scott Kindberg.

2019 CSHOF inductees

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

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.

Membership info


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.

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