"Recognizing Talented Sports Figures Around Washington"
In the beginning…
The State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame began in 1960 with large banquets held at the Winthrop Hotel in downtown Tacoma. Over the years the event attracted numerous celebrities from the sporting and entertainment world including those in the following photos. (hover over photo for caption)
Memorable Frame Moments:
State induction ceremonies over the years have attracted numerous celebrities including two shown above, Mickey Mantle and Billy Martin. The pair also enjoyed a Puget Sound fishing trip with Stan Naccarato, left, Clay Huntington, center, and Jim Carbone, right, while attending induction festivities.