STATE OF WASHINGTON
SPORTS HALL OF FAME
"Recognizing Talented Sports Figures Around Washington"
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About the Hall of Fame
In recognition of the many individual contributions to athletics, the Tacoma Athletic Commission established the State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame in the early 1960's. Commissioned by then-governor Albert Rosellini, the shrine was originated by Clay Huntington, longtime Northwest sportscaster and radio station owner.
Clay Huntington & Governor Albert Rosellini
Sports Hall of Fame members are recognized for their outstanding sports accomplishments and contributions that have brought national acclaim to themselves and to the State of Washington. A distinguished panel nominates a number of candidates annually who in turn are voted to
the shrine by top sportswriters and sportscasters from throughout the state. To qualify for membership, a nominee must be at least five years in retirement from the sport involved.
The State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame currently numbers 181. Membership plaques are displayed in the Tacoma Dome Shanaman Sports Museum.
Nominations for future considerations may be submitted in writing to:
Washington Sports Hall of Fame
or you can e-mail Marc Blau at:
In Memory of Clay Huntington
April 21, 1922 - June 1, 2011
Founder - State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame
Clay at the KLAY 1180 AM Studios
Hall of Fame Categories
A new category has been added to the Sports Hall of Fame for the 2010 inductees: Mountaineering
Two new categories have been added to the Sports Hall of Fame for the 2008 inductees: Soccer & Officials
Hall of Famers by Year
NEW VIDEO: 2013 Induction at Safeco Field
Bob Walsh & Steve Emtman were inducted into the State Hall of Fame at Safeco Field. Video courtesy of the Seattle Mariners.
NEW VIDEO: 2011 Induction at Safeco Field
John Olerud, Edgar Martinez, and Emmett Watson are honored for their outstanding careers. The video is in Windows Media format.
2010 Banquet of Champions (Video)
The banquet, held at the Tacoma Dome on June 3, 2010, honored Dean Nicholson (basketball coach), Lou Whittaker (mountaineering), and Jim Whittaker (mountaineering). The video is in Windows Media format.
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