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!
May 22, 2015
- A Missouri Legend: For Tony La Russa, every detail mattered
Few probably know this story about Tony La Russa. It’s when the past sees the future, says his thank-yous and, in the process, reminds everybody of why he was so successful. In essence, little details always mattered. In September 2012, almost a year after retiring as a big-league manager following 33 seasons in dugouts, La… Read more »
May 21, 2015
- Golf at Buffalo Ridge, support Ozarks Water Watch
For area golfers, it’s a chance to play on the same course where Jack Nicklaus and other greats roamed just weeks ago. But that’s only one reason why the head of the Ozarks Water Watch – which promotes water quality in the White River basin – appreciates his organization’s annual golf tournament. Consider what the… Read more »
May 20, 2015
- Free admission for military veterans on Memorial Day weekend
The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame will salute all military veterans this Memorial Day weekend with free admission for those who bring a child. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The Hall will be closed on Memorial Day. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for… Read more »