Former  New York Yankee manager and catcher Joe Girardi is the featured speaker at tonight's (Monday's) 5th Annual Greater Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame Induction dinner at the DoubleTree by Hilton.  Girardi had a 15 season playing career and won three World Series championships with New York.  As a manager he led the Yankees to the 2009 World Series Championship.

12 honorees will be inducted into the Greater Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame in ceremonies tonight.  That will bring the Hall's total to 65 individuals and one team.

Congratulations to the Greater Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame inductees for the Class of 2019:

Richard H. Brown, Athletic Director and Wrestling Coach at Owego Free Academy

Sue Carlin, Field Hockey Coach at Maine-Endwell and Greene

Barb Cook, Softball Standout at Susquehanna Valley and the University of Connecticut

Gary Deuel, starred in Football at Owego Free Academy and Penn State University

Mickey Greenberg, starred in basketball at Harper College, the Washington Generals and long-time Coach at Vestal

Arthur W. Jones III, standout Football player at Union-Endicott, Syracuse University and the NFL

Alan Klumpp, starred in Football at Windsor High School, Colgate University and the Triple Cities Jets

Ben Nelson, standout athlete, coach and long-time Executive Director of Section 4 Athletics

Tim Schum, long-time Baseball and Soccer Coach at Harpur College and Binghamton University

Joseph "Gentleman Joe" Taylor, Professional Middleweight Boxer

Karl D. Thornton, Track and Field star at Binghamton High School and the University of Pennsylvania

The Greater Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame was established to honor individuals and teams who have made major contributions to area athletics.