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!

Latest News

  • Hall of Fame mourns passing of Paseo coach Willie Bowie
  • by Kary Booher
  • The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame joins the family of Willie Bowie in mourning the passing of the former great Paseo Academy boys basketball coach. Bowie, who won more than 400 games as Paseo Academy’s boys basketball coach in Kansas City and was a 2017 inductee into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, passed away… Read more »

  • Sports Commission Awards to honor southwest Missouri high school athletes
  • by Kary Booher
  • The Springfield Sports Commission and the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame are teaming up to continue a grand awards show for the top high school athletes from across southwest Missouri, its directors announced Tuesday. The Sports Commission Awards presented by Elliott Lodging will invite the top five finalists in 19 varsity sports and honor 10… Read more »

  • Missouri Sports Hall of Fame inducts Class of 2018
  • by Kary Booher
  • The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame ushered in its Class of 2018 on Sunday night during its Enshrinement presented by Killian Construction, inducting a group highlighted by Heisman Trophy winner & former Kansas City Chiefs running back Mike Garrett and St. Louis Cardinals closer Lee Smith. President & Executive Director Jerald Andrews presided over the… Read more »