Maine's Tom Caron will be inducted into the 2021 class of the Maine Sports Hall of Fame. The inductees were announced yesterday, so we had to wake Tom up this morning on the WBLM Morning Show and congratulate him!


Tom grew up in Lewiston and played soccer (a goalie!) for Lewiston High School. He found his way as a sportscaster at WGME-TV. He then joined the upstart Portland Pirates in marketing, promotions, and radio play-by-play.  In fact, TC was the third employee to be hired by the Pirates, who went on to win the AHL Championship in their first year. In 1995 Tom left Maine to move to Boston and start his illustrious career at NESN. The great thing about Tom (other than being uber-wicked-talented) is that he is SO PROUD of being from Maine, so this award is more than spot-on.


The Maine Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on September 26th at Portland's Merril Auditorium.

Get tickets for the ceremony here. For more information contact Bill Green at

"We are committed to a ceremony this year," said MSHOF President Brian Corcoran. "Whatever the new normal is, we intend to be a part of it."

Here is the full list of the 2021 class of the Maine Sports HOF:

From the Maine Sports Hall of Fame:

Tom Caron- THE MAN. 

John Donato compiled a 563-271 record coaching girls' basketball at six different schools.

Robin Emery has won 255 races in Maine, more than any other woman runner.

Ed Feeney -had 415 wins as the girls’ basketball coach at Portland High School.

Mary Mitchell Friedman is a former Colby basketball player and Portland attorney who is being recognized for her work as Executive Director of the Maine Sports Hall of Fame.

Leon Gorman -LL Bean--developed the company based on the Maine values of integrity, respect, customer service, and love of the outdoors.

Matt Mulligan went to Penobscot Valley High School which did not have a football team and went on to play in the NFL for eight seasons making the playoffs with the Jets, Patriots, and Lions.



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