HOF CLASS OF 2016
Steve Bailey graduated from Lyons High School in 2004. His interest in sports began at a young age. He was a four (4) year all-star in Lyons Little League. He played two (2) years at the modified baseball level followed by being a four (4) year varsity starter as a pitcher and shortstop. Steve holds a current New York state record of three (3) homeruns and 11 RBI’s in one game. His batting average over 4 years in high school was .367, .460, .443 and .520.
He pitched in sectional games as a freshman. Sophomore year he was a Wayne County All-Star 1st Team Pitcher. As a junior, his record was 5-1 with 2 saves, 55 K’s and a 3.11 ERA and he was again a Wayne County All-Star 1st Team Pitcher. In his senior year, Steve was team captain, the Bird’s Eye Foods Player of the Year for Wayne County, the League MVP and a Section V All-State Selection – 4th Team SS/Pitcher. His record was 7-0 with 72 K’s and a 2.19 ERA.
Steve started his football career playing quarterback in Clyde Vince Lombardi. He continued to play quarterback from 7th grade through 12th grade. His junior year, he was named Outstanding Offensive back in the Lyons Sectional Championship. He won the Piehler Motor Car Company Player of the Game in Lyons’ first win over Clyde-Savannah in 20 years. Steve was All-League Finger Lakes West 2002 1st Team Offense – quarterback and 2nd Team Defense – outside linebacker.
In his senior year, Steve was Team Captain and led his team to their second straight Sectional Title and their 1st Western Regional Championship. He was named Most Outstanding Defensive Lineman Player of the Sectional Championship game and Defensive MVP for the State Semi-Finals vs. Onondaga. During the season Steve scored 96 points with 5 rushing touchdowns and 11 passing touchdowns.
Steve attended Cortland where he played baseball as a walk on his freshman year and graduated with a degree in Physical Education. He teaches for the Syracuse City School District. He is a Varsity Football Coach, a Varsity Baseball Coach and a modified Basketball Coach. He is married to Lyons graduate Annie Porter and they reside in Syracuse, New York.