2023 CSHOF Inductees Announced
The Board of Directors of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce the inductees who will comprise the Class of 2023.
The inductees are Bob Barlette, Sheldon Battle, Kirsten Green, David Hinson, Frank Jagoda II, Bruce Johnson, Scott Kindberg, Fred Larson, Marty Nichols, Jay Sirianni and Amy (King) Swanson.
The Class of 2023 will be the 41st group inducted into the CSHOF since its inception in 1981. The new honorees will bring the total number of CSHOF inductees to 231.
Banquet Tickets Available for Purchase
These eleven individuals will be formally inducted at the CSHOF’s annual Induction Banquet on Presidents’ Day, February 20, 2023. Tickets are available by calling Chip Johnson at 716-485-6991 or at the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame, 15 W. 3rd Street, Jamestown, the Jock Shop, 10 Harrison Street, Jamestown and Matt's News, 93 E. 3rd Street, Dunkirk or online using the button below.
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, email@example.com. There is a shipping fee of $8.
You can also buy Our Game online for $33 including shipping.
CSHOF Offers Jamestown Player Posters
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also buy them online using the "Add to Cart" button below.
Baseball Is Life Is Baseball:
Winning On and Off the Field
CSHOF inductee Charlie LaDuca uses his vast experience as teacher, coach, and player to list the ingredients and proper blending of them necessary to guarantee success in his book Baseball Is Life Is Baseball: Winning On and Off the Field.
Baseball Is Life Is Baseball was inspired by a magical high school baseball season culminating in a State Championship. The lessons learned along the way serve as a recipe for success both on and off the field. The author uses his vast experience as teacher, coach, and player to list the ingredients and proper blending of them necessary to guarantee success. This is not a book of baseball fundamentals. It is about the many qualities other than fundamentals needed to take your team or personal life to the next level. Interwoven with detailed practical information are stories and experiences bringing these qualities to life. You will find yourself laughing and perhaps crying at times as you take this journey designed to lift you up and bring out your best.
Baseball Is Life Is Baseball is available on Amazon for just $14.99.
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, 2022 through June 30, 2023.
Take a Virtual Tour
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.
- 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.
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.