National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame

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The National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame and Museum was founded in 1973 to honor and recognize outstanding American athletes, both amateur and professional, of Polish descent. The hall is located in Orchard Lake Village, Michigan.[1]

Each year, inductees are elected in a nationwide vote among NPASHOF officers, Hall of Fame inductees and more than 500 members of the Sports Panel Council. With 128 inductees, the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame has an outstanding collection of historic artifacts on display at the American Polish Cultural Center in Troy, Michigan. Stan Musial, the first inductee, is represented with items worthy of being in Cooperstown. Visitors can also see uniforms worn by greats such as Steve Gromek, Carol Blazejowski, Mark Fidrych and Ed Olczyk; the boxing gloves used by 1940s heavyweight champion Tony Zale; basketballs, baseballs, footballs, and bowling balls used and signed by Mike Krzyzewski, Whitey Kurowski, Ted Marchibroda, and Eddie Lubanski. Among other items is a football signed by Bob Skoronski, Vince Lombardi and other members of the 1967 Super Bowl I Champion Green Bay Packers.

The National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame held its 47th Annual Induction Banquet on June 20, 2019 inducting Mike McCoy[disambiguation needed], Allison Mleczko, Arlene Limas and Mark Grudzielanek. David Dombrowski and Adrian Wojnarowski will be honored with the NPASHF Excellence in Sports Award and the NPASHF Tony Kubek Media Award, respectively.[citation needed]





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Sports Journalism[edit]

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Track & Field[edit]


Water Polo[edit]



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  1. ^ Honoring Ethnicity
  2. ^ a b c d Banachowski Inducted Into National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame Archived 2012-02-24 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Duae Bobick | National Polish-American Sports Hall Of Fame

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