About the Hall of Fame


Our Mission

To celebrate Marylanders’ outstanding athletic accomplishments and promote the ideals as well as the traditions of Maryland athletics and its athletes.

A Rich History

Founded in 1956, under the sponsorship of the M Club Foundation the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame inducted its first class of “all-stars,” which included the first modern Olympic champion in discus throw and shot put, Robert Garrett, and baseball greats Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, and Frank “Home Run” Baker. Ever since, this list of native-born and more recently adopted Maryland sons and daughters - some of the region’s greatest athletes - has grown. Read full history.

The Annual Induction Banquet

Each fall, the MDSAHOF holds its induction banquet to celebrate and honor the class of inductees. Tickets are open to the public. Learn more.

We are a Charitable Organization

The Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame (MDSAHOF) is a tax-exempt, charitable organization formed under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code chartered by Congress and organized under the laws of the State of Maryland. Donations to the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame are tax-deductible as charitable contributions for U.S. federal income tax purposes. There are no donation limits or restrictions on contributions to the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame.