I love to play this game of baseball—I love putting on this uniform.” —Stan Musial, 1963
It’s the thrill of the game that has fans coming back for more. But it’s the love of the game that pushes athletes to get better. They get up before the sun rises to do football drills, they perfect their curveball pitch long after the sun goes down—and they never stop believing their dream can come true. It’s that dedication that has earned them a spot in the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, and for some a spot on our Legends Walk of Fame.
The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame welcomes you to celebrate the careers of these sports role models and relive the greatest moments in Missouri sports history. Find your favorite player, coach or team on our site, or come to the museum where we have 4,000 items of sports memorabilia and hands-on exhibits. You can feel the speed as you race in the NASCAR simulator, hit your own home run in the batters box against a Major League Baseball pitcher or throw the winning touchdown pass in our football exhibit. Are you ready to play, the ball is in your court!
April 17, 2015
- Kim Anderson to attend Tiger Ball & Auction
SPRINGFIELD – Missouri Tigers basketball coach Kim Anderson in attendance. A 1940s-style big band playing on stage. And a more than 60 items up for auction, from Mizzou football tickets to a getaway at a seaside resort on the Mexican Riviera. Join us on Thursday night, May 7 for the Mizzou Alumni Association Tiger Ball… Read more »
April 16, 2015
- Inductee: Call it a town effort for St. Elizabeth’s Juergensmeyer
Up in the left corner of a poster board-turned-scrapbook – the one dedicated to St. Elizabeth High School’s 2002 state championship softball team — the headline screams, “Lady Hornets sting ‘em at state.” It’s a newspaper clipping from the Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, and see the other scrapbook items glued to the board? Look closely, because… Read more »
April 15, 2015
- Diamond 9: Caitlin Chapin led Ozark’s softball rise
All Caitlin Chapin wanted to do in fast-pitch softball was help raise the profile of the Ozark High School program. She and her teammates made it happen, as in the fall of 2007 the Lady Tigers reached the program’s first final four. “When we first started, we were playing in shorts and playing in little… Read more »