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!
December 8, 2016
- Upcoming inductee: 1990 Raytown South boys basketball state champs
In early January 1990, the difficult news could have rattled an already talented Raytown South boys basketball team. There in the living room of coach Bud Lathrop, they learned that their star center who had committed to the Kansas Jayhawks, Chris Lindley, had a foot severed in a train accident and could no longer play…. Read more »
December 6, 2016
- Upcoming inductee: Drury’s & Hillcrest’s Nate Quinn
The Christmas holiday break back in 1976 came at just the right time. For Nate Quinn, a freshman basketball player and yet-to-be standout, his first semester at Drury University had been the School of Hard Knocks. So upon returning home, his dad — a longtime high school basketball coach in Oklahoma — took him to… Read more »
December 1, 2016
- Hall of Fame announces honorees for Enshrinement in January 2017
The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame will soon induct former St. Louis Cardinals speedster Vince Coleman and a pair of past Kansas City standouts in Royals outfielder Amos Otis and Chiefs quarterback Bill Kenney, plus 13 other individuals, a college baseball program and a high school baseball program and its late coach. Jack Henry &… Read more »