25 Years, 25 Pro Athletes Elected to the Hall of Fame with NY Ties
From south shores of Long Island, to the northern tip next to the Canadian border, the Empire State has seen some incredible professional athletes call the state home.
Some were born here. Their families were based in New York, even the Capital Region, and they honed their talents right in our own backyards. Others are transplants, having been drafted, signed or been traded to a team in New York. While they were here, however, they shined.
No matter how they got here, New York sports fans have witnessed some of the best at their individual sports. Some were so good in fact, that they reached the highest pinnacle of their sport: the Hall of Fame.
Whether they were born here, moved here, or even created an incredible story or memory while they were a visitor here, here are 25 Hall of Fame nominees from the past 25 years, all with ties to New York state.