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!
October 19, 2017
- MSHOF to honor 18 at Enshrinement in Independence on Nov. 12
The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame will soon host an Enshrinement in Independence presented by Great Southern Bank, with the Hall of Fame to honor 16 individuals, a high school wrestling program and two national championship football teams. President & Executive Director Jerald Andrews recently announced the Enshrinement in Independence class, which will be honored on Sunday,… Read more »
October 16, 2017
- Hall of Fame welcomes new inductees at Football Luncheon
Former University of Missouri quarterback Brad Smith, two former coaches in Missouri State University’s Jesse Branch and Waynesville High School’s Rick Vernon – as well as a pair of state championship football teams in 1981 Greenwood Laboratory School and 1997 Springfield Catholic High School – are now part of even greater elite company. The Missouri… Read more »
October 13, 2017
- Inductee spotlight: 1981 Greenwood Laboratory state champs
Glenn Adams, the running back who would score the winning touchdowns in the state championship victory months later, still remembers two-a-day practices in August. How could he not? Before the Greenwood Laboratory School 1981 Football Team reached its destiny, it first had to journey through … a Springfield city park. “Coach (Paul) Mullins made us… Read more »