Welcome to the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame!

In 1956, the Maryland Hall of Fame inducted its first class of “all-stars,” which included the baseball greats Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, and Frank “Home Run” Baker. Ever since, this list of native-born Maryland sons and daughters – some of the region’s greatest athletes – has grown.

The Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes those athletes and individuals from the State that have made significant and lasting contributions to sports and have achieved a high standard of athletic success and helps to promote the ideals and traditions of sports as a positive influence on the youth of Maryland.

A star-studded class of professional and amateur standouts was honored when the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame (MDSAHOF) conducted its 58th induction ceremony on Thursday, November 9 at Martin’s West in Baltimore.

2017 Inductee Class

The Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame (MDSAHOF)  will be honoring:  Keion Carpenter: Football; Darryl Gee: Soccer; Jeff Nelson: Baseball; Tommy Polley: Football; Thori Staples Bryan: Soccer; Polly (Winde) Surhoff: Swimming; Brian Westbrook: Football.  The John F. Steadman Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to John Schuerholz.

Meet the 2017 Inductee Class