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!
February 20, 2018
- Women’s Sports Luncheon set for March 28 in Springfield
The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame will soon honor Jacquie Dowdy of John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts with the President’s Award and induct four individuals and three programs during its annual Women’s Sports Luncheon sponsored by the Bee Payne-Stewart Foundation and presented by Central Bank/Central Trust. It is set for 11 a.m. on March… Read more »
February 7, 2018
- Hall of Fame mourns passing of Paseo coach Willie Bowie
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 »
February 6, 2018
- Sports Commission Awards to honor southwest Missouri high school athletes
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 »