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!
July 27, 2015
- Hall of Fame mourns the loss of Ellen Gale Hopkins Green
The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame joins with the family of Ellen Gale Hopkins Green in mourning the passing of one of the state’s elite swimmers. Her success helped spring-board Springfield into a championship swimming community. Ellen Gale passed away on Monday, July 20 in Gainesville, Fla. She was 97. Mass will be held at… Read more »
July 15, 2015
- Winners announced in Ozarks Water Watch golf
The Ozarks Water Watch presented by Country Mart turned into a great success Tuesday afternoon at Buffalo Ridge Golf Course in Branson, as almost 30 teams played in a fundraiser for a non-profit water quality organization. Winning A Flight was the team of Ken Teague, Chris Jewell, Gary Frazier and Adam Johnson in firing a… Read more »
July 1, 2015
- Hall mourns recent Filbert Five honoree
SPRINGFIELD – The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame offers its condolences to the family of Cassville businessman Terry DeGraffenreid, who passed away on Sunday. He was 65. The Hall of Fame recognized Terry and his brothers as part of the Filbert Five in November 2011 for their standout basketball careers. Six DeGraffenreid brothers graduated… Read more »