Hall of Fame
Honoring those men and women who have made significant contributions to maintaining the Club's position as the outstanding athletic club in the world.



Founded in 1868, the New York Athletic Club is one of the world's most celebrated and successful private clubs. Among it's members have been some of the most accomplished individuals in the worlds of sport, business and the arts. Notably, Club athletes have won in excess of 230 Olympic medals.

The New York Athletic Club Hall of Fame was opened in 1981. The president of the Club at the time, Joseph P. Ingrassia, realized that the re-modeled space on the second floor of the City House would be the ideal venue in which to honor those members making significant contributions to maintaining the Club's position as the outstanding athletic club in the world.



It is, of course, the galaxy of great NYAC athletes that makes this Hall of Fame unique. From William Curtis, one of the NYAC founders and, arguably, the most versatile athlete of the post-Civil War period, to multi-Olympic gold medalists Ray Ewry, Bruce Baumgartner and Al Oerter, the NYAC Hall of Fame is a testimony to the highest goals and triumphs in the world of amateur sport. Complementing these athletic luminaries are such diverse individuals as John Philip Sousa, George Steinbrenner, August Belmont, Dick Button, Lincoln Ellsworth and Robert Ripley, all of whom helped the NYAC attain and preserve its incomparable status.

    
       
Voted the #1 Athletic Club in the United States and the #1 Private Club in New York State
Distinguished Emerald Club of the World, 2013
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