Joplin Area Sports Hall of Fame

The Joplin Area Sports Hall of Fame was established in 2001 to allow future generations a place to witness and better appreciate the exceptional athletes, coaches, sportscasters and writers of the Joplin region. The Joplin Area Sports Hall of Fame is located inside the Joplin Museum Complex inside Schifferdecker Park. The display contains personal sports related artifacts from the inductees and each inductee is featured on a plaque, which summarizes their achievements.

Steve Luebber

Steve Luebber has been associated with major league baseball for 35 years. He was an outstanding...

Steve Patchin

Steve Patchin, a 1968 graduate of Joplin High School, received a scholarship to the University of...

“Sunny Jim” Walters

“Sunny Jim” Walters is considered to be the father of Little League baseball in Joplin because he...

Susie Sharp

Suzanne (Susie) Childress Sharp won more than 4 singles, doubles, and mixed doubles tournament ti...

Tamko Roofers 1947-1951

Before the NBA’s reach was truly national, semi-pro teams sponsored by local businesses and organ...

Terry Wilson

In 1947, Terry Wilson relocated with his family from Wichita, Kansas to Joplin, Missouri. That ye...