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.

Get our free mobile app

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.

25 Years, 25 Pro Athletes Elected to the Hall of Fame with NY Ties

From members of New York sports teams, to residents of the Capital Region and beyond, to some of the best sports stories from the Empire State, here are 25 Hall of Fame nominees from the past 25 years, all with ties to New York state.

Which New York Major Pro Sports Team Has the Best Jerseys? [RANKINGS]

The Ten Best Capital Region Sports Moments of 2021

In a year full of plenty of highs, and at least an equal amount of lows, here are the top ten sports moments in the Capital Region from 2021.