Florida Sports Hall of Fame
The Florida Sports Hall of Fame (FSHOF) is an association dedicated to honoring athletes with outstanding achievement in sports in Florida. It has expanded its goals to include encouraging physical fitness among Florida's citizens through the example of its honorees.
The FSHOF was founded by the Florida Sports Writers Association and the Florida Sportscasters Association in 1958, but first opened in 1977 at Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven. It closed in 1985, then moved north to Lake City, Florida in 1990. Attendance there was never high enough to support the operation, and Florida governor Jeb Bush vetoed state funding in 2002, leaving the Hall $90,000 in debt. Hall of Fame exhibits and memorabilia were placed in storage while the board of directors tried to find a home. The FSHOF considered building a location in St. Petersburg, but was unable to reach an acceptable arrangement. The Lake Myrtle Sports Complex, which began construction in Auburndale, Florida in August, 2008 offered a home to the facility, and on June 22, 2010, the facility reopened and inducted four new members: Catie Ball-Condon, Jack Hairston, Pat Borders and Hubert Green.
 Alphabetical listing of members
 A through C
 D through I
Darryl Dawkins, Andre Dawson, Gene Deckerhoff, Jim Dooley, Herb Dudley, Angelo Dundee, Hugh Durham, James Everett, Chris Evert, J. Rex Farrior, Forrest K. "Fergie" Ferguson, Joe Fields, Sam Finley, Don Fleming, Raymond Floyd, Edward L. "Eddie" Flynn, Bill France, Sr., Bill France, Jr., Betty Skelton Frankman Erde, Ron Fraser, Shirley Fry, Rowdy Gaines, Jake Gaither, Willie Galimore, Don Garlits, Steve Garvey, Ben Geraghty, Althea Gibson, Artis Gilmore, Lafayette G. Golden, Mary Ann Gonzalez, Curt Gowdy, Ray Graves, Hubert Green, Peter Gregg, Bob Griese, Andy Gustafson, Jack Hairston, Nicole Haislett, Jack Harding, Doris Hart, Bill Hartack, "Bullet" Bob Hayes, Hurley Haywood, Ted Hendricks, Nash Higgins, Hulk Hogan, Nancy Hogshead, Dick Howser, Marcelino Huerta, Wayne Huizenga, Fred Hutchinson, Michael Irvin
 J through Q
Julian Jackson, Davey Johnson, Jimmy Johnson, Deacon Jones, Joan Joyce, Joe Justice, Jim Kelly, Gary Koch, Bernie Kosar, Nick Kotys, Al Lang, Floyd E. Lay, Henry Lawrence, Bernie Little, Larry Little, Pop Lloyd, Al Lopez, Greg Louganis, Dan Marino, Mike Martin, Roland Martin, Tino Martinez, Bob Masterson, Walter "Tiger" Mayberry, Dick Mayer, Jack "Cy" McClairen, Tim McDowell, Tom McEwen, Fred McGriff, Bill McGrotha, Hal McRae, Steve Melnyk, George Mira, Hubert Mizell, Nat Moore, Earl Morrall, Perry Moss, Gardnar Mulloy, Bob Murphy, Robert Allan Murphy, Needles, Jack Nelson, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Tom Nugent, Stephen C. O'Connell, George R. Olsen, Buck O'Neil, Charles Owens, Dick Pace, Arnold Palmer, John Pennel, Newt Perry, Bill Peterson, Lou Piniella, Dick Pope, Jr., Dick Pope, Sr., Edwin Pope, Boog Powell, Paul Quinn
 R through Z
Tim Raines, Jim Rathmann, Dot Richardson, Bobby Riggs, Rick Rhoden, Ken Riley, Joe Robbie, Dave Roberts, Glenn "Fireball" Roberts, Robin Roberts, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Tony Romeo, Al Rosen, Pete Sampras, Deion Sanders, Doug Sanders, Gene Sarazen, Herb Score, Howard Schnellenberger, Pancho Segura, Earnie Seiler, Monica Seles, Ron Sellers, Lee Roy Selmon, Rip Sewell, Frank Shorter, Don Shula, Hal Smeltzy, Emmitt Smith, George Smith, Freddie Solomon, Steve Spurrier, George Steinbrenner, Payne Stewart, Lyn St. James, Roger Strickland, Pat Summerall, Don Sutton, Mark Swiconek, Charlie Tate, Zack Taylor, Vinny Testaverde, Gino Toretta, James Van Fleet, Dale Van Sickel, Don Veller, Dick Vitale, Don Wallen, Paul Waner, Charlie Ward, Paul Warfield, Glenn Wilkes, Ted Williams, Mary Wise, Danny Wuerffel, Early Wynn, Garo Yepremian, Jack Youngblood, Babe Zaharias
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- Florida Sports Hall of Fame – Official website