​​New York State Baseball Hall of Fame

Mission Statement / Selection Process

The New York State Baseball Hall of Fame operates a bit differently in its selection process than most other Hall of Fames.  Inductees are selected based on a “body of work” and service to the game rather than statistically based. While statistics do factor, it is the contributions made by the inductee and the way in which it impacted the game, left their mark so to speak. The longevity in service to the game, on any level is important. We are honored to reward and recognize an inductee for their “love of the game”. 


Joe Altobelli- Manager of the World Series 1983 Baltimore Orioles which included NYS HOFer Ken SINGLETON, Joe also managed the S.F.Giants

John Antonelli- ace pitcher for the World Series Champion N.Y.Giants in 1954,

6 times  an ALL -STAR

John Franco- Cin.Reds and N.Y.Mets relief pitcher, one of the top Closers of all time

Willie Randolph- top rookie with the Pirates, traded to the Yanks where he became a top 2nd baseman in all of baseball, later managed the N.y.mets, also played with the Dodgers, A's, Brewer

Jim Mecir-  long career with the A's, Rays and N.Y. Yankees where he a lock down relief pitcher

Michael Kay- Yes network announcer also the host of "Centerstage" , does play by play coverage for the Yankees, graduate of Fordham University

Learn about the 2016 Inductees




Ken Singleton: World Series Champion with the 1`983 Baltimore Orioles, started with the N.Y.Mets, traded to the Montreal Expos before joining the Orioles, Currently a play by play announcer for the Yes Network broadcasting N.Y. Yankee games

John Flaherty : Tampa Bay Rays catcher who owns the third longest batting streak in major league history as a catcher. Flaherty also broker up Pedro Martinez bid for a no-hitter with two outs in the ninth inning. Now an excellent television baseball commentator.

Dennis Leonard  :12 year career, Best pitcher in Royals History

                            Back to back 20 win seasons (1977,1978)

                            Third in MLB in Wins in 1978 (21)

Frank Viola: 15 year career, 3x All-Star

                    1988 Cy Young Award

                     Led MLB in Wins in 1988 (24)

                    1987 World Series MVP

Lee Mazzilli : New York Met All-Star centerfielder, who also played for the Yankees,Pirates and Rangers.  Played in the historic 1986 World Series against the Boston Red Sox. Managed the Baltimore Orioles, coached for the New York Yankees