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 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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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, randy28b@netsync.net.

There is a shipping fee of $8.

Our Game
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2021 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 2021.

The living inductees are George L. Barone, Jr., Sarah M. (Bogardus) Burnett, Andrew J. Creager, Christina M. Kebort, Michael A. Sirianni, Lewis G. Mack, Marc T. Tramuta, and Randall G. Anderson.

The deceased honorees are Harry G. Carlson, Larry E. Rodgers and Richard P. Shearman.

These eleven individuals will be formally inducted at a time to be determined. Current New York State Covid-19 restrictions prevent our annual Induction Banquet on Presidents’ Day in February 2021. The new honorees will bring the total number of CSHOF inductees to 220.

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 – our 40th. 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, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

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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CSHOF 40th Anniversary

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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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.