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:

 

State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame
9908 63rd Ave. Ct. E.
Puyallup, WA 98373-1170

 

or you can e-mail Marc Blau at:

blaumarc@centurylink.net

 

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

Memorial Tribute Video to Clay Huntington (YouTube)

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

 

Baseball | Basketball | Boat Racing

Bowling | Boxing | Crew | Football

Golf | Handball | Hockey | Horse Racing

Mountaineering | Shooting | Skiing | Soccer   
Swimming | Tennis | Track & Field

Administrators | Coaches | Media | Officials

Complete List Hall of Famers by Year
(updated through 2013)

 

Archive of Hall of Fame Programs

 

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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