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Joe Girardi Featured As 2019 Greater Binghamton Sports Hall Of Fame Speaker

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Binghamton, N.Y. - The Greater Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame and Annual Dinner committee outdid themselves again this year. Former New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi will be the featured speaker for the 2019 Greater Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame induction dinner.

"Most people are telling me, 'hey, this is a home run' and you should sell out" said  Greater Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame President Anthony Quagliata.

Girardi managed the Yankees for nine years, from 2008 to 2017. Girardi's career is highlighted by leading New York to World Series titles as a manager and as a player. The Illinois native managed the Yankees to a World Series Championship and as a player, helped the team capture three World Series titles.

The 2019 Greater Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame induction dinner will be held on  Monday, April 29 at the DoubleTree by Hilton.

2019 Greater Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame Class 

Richard H. Brown – Wrestling Coach and Athletic Director at Owego Free Academy

  • Won 6 SCL League Titles, 1 NYS Sec. IV Class B Title, Coached 61 Individual Camps

Sue Carlin – Field Hockey Coach at Maine-Endwell and Greene High School

  • Overall Record of 415-108-22, 76% winning percentage

Barb Cook – Softball Pitcher at Susquehanna Valley High School and U-Conn

  • 3-Time NYS Player of the Year (1997-1999)

Gary Deuel – Football, basketball, Track & Field athlete at Owego Free Academy and football player at Penn State

  • All Southern Tier Football Back of the Year (1966)

Mickey Greenberg – Basketball Player at Harper College (BU) and Vestal Head Coach

  • Inducted into: NYSPHSAA Sec. IV HOF, Binghamton University HOF

Arthur Jones – Football Player at Union-Endicott High School, Syracuse University and NFL

  • NFL- Played with Baltimore Ravens (Super Bowl Champions in 2012), Indianapolis Colts, and Washington Redskins

Alan Klumpp – Football Player at Windsor High School, Colgate University and Triple Cities Jets

  • Inducted into: NYSPHSAA Sect. IV HOF, AFA Semi-Pro League Football HOF, Triple Cities Jets HOF

Ben Nelson – Executive Director at NYSPHSAA for Section IV

  • Inducted into: NYSPHSAA Sect. IV HOF, Basketball Coaches Association of NY HOF

Margo Walsh Riddle – Basketball Player at Maine-Endwell High School and Duke

  • Inducted into: NYSPHSAA Sect. IV HOF, Maine-Endwell HS HOF

Tim Schum - Men's Soccer Coach at Binghamton University

  • BU- named NYS' Top D-III Soccer Team (1982 & 1987)

Joseph "Gentleman Joe" Taylor - Played football, Basketball, Track & Field at Binghamton High School

  • Professional Middleweight Boxer

Karl D. Thornton - Athlete at Binghamton High School

  • Set 14 school records at University of Penn