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Greater Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame announces 2nd Class

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Last year the Greater Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame inducted its first class of 16 local sports legends and icons. This year, 12 such people will earn the same honor. Dick Barvinchak, Mike Dunham, Billy Gabor, William Anthony "Wild Bill" Hallahan, Steve Kraly, Jim Lee, Mike Lee, Troy Nickerson, Chuck Rolles, Jack Sharkey, Chris Snee, and Shirley Smith Sullivan will be inducted at the dinner on April 18th at the DoubleTree in Binghamton.

While the Hall of Fame has yet to find a permanent home, last year's plaques are currently on display at the Oakdale Mall. The idea of the Hall of Fame is to honor local people who have made significant contributions to the world of sports and can call the Binghamton area home, for a substantial part of their life.

"I'll take the example Fran Angeline, Coach Angeline who we inducted last year. If you go to U-E, even if you know nothing about U-E, if you spend five minutes there, you're going to know a lot about Fran Angeline. But what about the athlete that's out in Deposit playing football. I'd like him to know a little about Fran Angeline by coming to a Sports Hall of Fame," said Anthony Quagliata, Founder of the Greater Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame. "Eventually when we get our site, and hopefully for our community it'll be a nice place to go to relive the history of our community in sports so it's not forgotten 10, 20, 50 years from now."

Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman will be the keynote speaker at this year's banquet. Tickets to the dinner are $65 and can be purchased at AJQSports.com until April 14th. All honorees, or family members of honorees will be present at the dinner.

More information on the inductees can be found below.

Dick Barvinchak
- Football Player, Penn State University
- Football, Baseball, Basketball, Chenango Valley HS
- CVHS Career Record Passing (1,539 yds), TD Passes (15) in 1969
- NYS Section IV Career Basketball Points: 1,100

Mike Dunham
- Ice Hockey Goaltending Coach, New York Islanders
- Ten years as NHL Goaltender; New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, Nashville Predators, New York Islanders
- Goaltender, University of Maine, NCAA Champions 1992-93
- 2002 Winter Olympic Silver Medalist, USA Hockey

Billy Gabor
- 6 years in NBA, Syracuse Nationals, 1x All-Star
- NBA Champion 1955
- Syracuse University, 1,344 points, Jersey Retired
- Binghamton Central High School

William Anthony "Wild Bill" Hallahan
- MLB Pitcher; St. Louis, Cincinnati, Philadelphia
- Career MLB record of 102-94, 4.03 ERA
- 3x World Series Champion, St. Louis Cardinals, 1926, 1931, 1934
- NL wins leader (19) in 1931, 2x NL Strikeout leader in 1930, 1931

Steve Kraly
- Pitcher, New York Yankees
- World Series Champion, 1953
- EL Pitcher, Binghamton Triplets
- EL Champions, 19-2 record in 1953
- Press & Sun-Bulletin Athlete of the Year, 1953

Jim Lee
- Basketball, Syracuse University
- Syracuse All-Century Team
- NCAA Tournament, 1975, Leading Scorer and All-Tournament Team
- Basketball, Windsor High School, 1,600 Career Points
- Press & Sun-Bulletin Athlete of the Year, 1975

Mike Lee
- Basketball, Syracuse University
- Syracuse Co-Captain, 1972-73
- Record 34 Consecutive Free Throws in Games
- Basketball, Baseball, Football at Windsor High School (11 Varsity Letters)
- Press & Sun-Bulletin Athlete of the Year, 1969

Troy Nickerson
- Head Wrestling Coach, University of Northern Colorado
- 4x Wrestling All-American, Cornell University
- 2009 NCAA Title at 125 lbs
- 5x NYS High School Champion, Chenango Forks
- Career 217-6 High School Record
- 3x Press & Sun-Bulletin Athlete of the Year (2002, 2004, 2005)

Chuck Rolles
- Basketball, Cornell University
- Career 1,253 Points, Scored 55 pts in a single game, Senior Co-Captain
- Basketball, Binghamton Central High School
- Press & Sun-Bulletin Athlete of the Year, 1952

Jack Sharkey
- World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Champion, 1932
- Career Boxing Record, 38-14-3 (13 KO's)
- Fought Max Schmeling, Jack Dempsey, Primo Carnera, Joe Louis
- 1994 International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee

Chris Snee
- 10 year NFL Offensive Lineman, New York Giants
- 2x Super Bowl Champion (2008, 2012), All-Pro, 4x Pro Bowl, Co-Captain
- Football, Boston College, 2nd Team All-American, 1st Team Big East
- Football, Montrose HS, All-State Honors, Team District Titles (1997, 1998)

Shirley Smith Sullivan
- Golfer, 23 Club Titles at Binghamton Country Club over six decades
- Won Broome County Women's Golf Championship in 1948
- Established course records at Ely Park, En-Joie, IBM Country Club, Corning CC, Ithaca CC
- Compete in the Professional USGA Women's Open at CCR