Joe Girardi Featured Speaker at Greater Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner
Former New York Yankee manager and catcher Joe Girardi is the featured speaker at tonight's (Monday's) 5th Annual Greater Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame Induction dinner at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Girardi had a 15 season playing career and won three World Series championships with New York. As a manager he led the Yankees to the 2009 World Series Championship.
12 honorees will be inducted into the Greater Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame in ceremonies tonight. That will bring the Hall's total to 65 individuals and one team.
Congratulations to the Greater Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame inductees for the Class of 2019:
Richard H. Brown, Athletic Director and Wrestling Coach at Owego Free Academy
Sue Carlin, Field Hockey Coach at Maine-Endwell and Greene
Barb Cook, Softball Standout at Susquehanna Valley and the University of Connecticut
Gary Deuel, starred in Football at Owego Free Academy and Penn State University
Mickey Greenberg, starred in basketball at Harper College, the Washington Generals and long-time Coach at Vestal
Arthur W. Jones III, standout Football player at Union-Endicott, Syracuse University and the NFL
Alan Klumpp, starred in Football at Windsor High School, Colgate University and the Triple Cities Jets
Ben Nelson, standout athlete, coach and long-time Executive Director of Section 4 Athletics
Tim Schum, long-time Baseball and Soccer Coach at Harpur College and Binghamton University
Joseph "Gentleman Joe" Taylor, Professional Middleweight Boxer
Karl D. Thornton, Track and Field star at Binghamton High School and the University of Pennsylvania
The Greater Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame was established to honor individuals and teams who have made major contributions to area athletics.