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 closed on Thanksgiving; holiday sale under way
  • by Kary Booher
  • The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. It will re-open for tours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The annual holiday sale of polos, pullovers, T-shirts, shell pouches, pint glasses and more also is under way… Read more »

  • Call it a golden era for Parkview’s ‘Jolly Green Giants’
  • by Kary Booher
  • Before they would ever be nicknamed “The Jolly Green Giants” and long before they would ever tower over high school boys basketball in Missouri, the Parkview High School Vikings had to learn expectations. Players such Gail Fredrick will never forget the scene: New coach Bill Harding, who put aside running a Dairy Queen in the… Read more »

  • Inductee: Jeff City & Lady Bears standout Karen Rapier
  • by Kary Booher
  • The recruiting letter still remains a favorite memory all these years later — the motivational words written by then-Missouri State Lady Bears assistant coach Cheryl Burnett, the envelope postmarked in the summer of her high school freshman year. Certainly, it changed Karen Rapier’s life – and arguably the direction of Lady Bears basketball program –… Read more »