New York State USSSA Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame Inductees

Hall of Fame Nomination Form

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The NEW YORK STATE USSSA Hall of Fame is a virtual Hall, which resides on the NEW YORK website.

NEW YORK has played an important part in the establishment of USSSA, from conception to the present day.  One of the ways to recognize the people that played a major part in this development is to honor them with induction into a Hall of Fame that is dedicated to New Yorkers.  Each Hall of Fame inductee will receive a Hall of Fame Ring and Certificate detailing their induction.

Our fifteenth annual dinner and induction ceremony was held on March 10, 2018, in Smithtown, NY with 225 people attending. Nine individuals were inducted into the Hall Of Fame. Click on Hall of Fame Inductees above to view bios. In addition, we honored two Teams of Distinction.

The 2019 induction ceremony will be held on March 23, 2019 at the Burgundy Basin Inn, Pittsford, NY.

The 2019 class of the NEW YORK STATE USSSA HALL OF FAME is as follows:

Brian Fry - Rochester ( Male Player )                                Chris Goyette - Rochester - ( Male Player )

Mike Merlo - Rochester  ( Male Player )                            Rick Palermo - Rochester - ( Male Player ) 

Bobby Shaffer - Rochester ( Male Player )                       Karen Ierlan - Rochester ( Female Player )

Bobby Wright - Rochester ( Umpire - Softball )                 Dan Herman - Rochester ( Umpire - Fast Pitch )

Al Nucci - Rochester  ( Umpire - Baseball )                       Teddy Tuggles - Rochester ( Referee - Basketball )

Marlen Floors  ( Sponsor )                                               Town Of Webster - Rec Dept - Rochester ( Special )


Frank & Al Ciacci Lifetime Achievement Award - Rick Ottman - Rochester


The Joe Nucci Dedication to Excellence Award - Paul Conley - Rochester

Team of Distinction: ( Men's ) Marlan Floors - Rochester



All questions regarding the NEW YORK STATE USSSA HALL OF FAME can be directed to Dave Kasouf at (315) 458-2934 or