Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame

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A succession of black metal plaques mounted on a brick wall. In the foreground is one plaque larger than the other entitled "Phillies Centennial Team". The smaller plaques each have a face and inscribed text.
Viewing the length of the Phillies Wall of Fame, Citizens Bank Park

The Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame is a collection of plaques, mounted on a brick wall in the Ashburn Alley section of Citizens Bank Park, the ballpark of the Philadelphia Phillies. From 1978 to 2003, the Phillies inducted one figure from their franchise history and one notable person from the Philadelphia Athletics (A's) organization each year—with the exception of 1983, when the Phillies inducted their Centennial Team.[1] Once Veterans Stadium closed in 2003, the wall plaques used to recognize the Phillies' members were moved to Citizens Bank Park; however, the Phillies no longer induct notable Athletics.[2] Each person inducted into the Wall of Fame was honored with a metal plaque showing the person's face; their position with, and years of service to, the team; and a summary of their most important contributions. In March 2004, the Athletics' plaques were relocated to the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society in Hatboro, Pennsylvania, and a single plaque listing all of the A's inductees was attached to a statue of Connie Mack located across the street from Citizens Bank Park.[3]

Originally, the goal of the Wall of Fame was to induct the greatest players in Phillies and Athletics history;[4] however, exceptions have been made for non-players who have made significant contributions to the organization. Mack, the Athletics' first inductee, had an 11-year playing career in the National League and the Players' League,[5] but is most remembered for his managerial career,[6] and was honored as such on the Wall. Members have been inducted for contributions in more than one area; Paul Owens, inducted in 1988, spent 48 years as a member of the Phillies organization, contributing as a scout, manager, general manager, and team executive.[7] The Phillies have inducted four first basemen, four second basemen, five third basemen, three shortstops, one utility infielder, three catchers, twenty-one outfielders, eighteen pitchers, seven managers, one general manager, one coach, two team executives, and two sportscasters. Twenty-one members of the Wall of Fame are also members of the Baseball Hall of Fame. All of the inductees in the first four seasons from both teams are members; Del Ennis was the first non-member to be inducted.

The first figures to be inducted into the Wall of Fame were Robin Roberts, who was inducted for the Phillies; and Mack, inducted for the A's. Roberts pitched in Philadelphia for 13 seasons as a member of the National League team,[8] and Mack managed the American League club from 1901 to 1950.[9] Although the Athletics have retired no numbers for players from their Philadelphia years, all seven players for whom the Phillies have retired a number or honored a "P" have been inducted into the Wall of Fame: Roberts (1978), Richie Ashburn (1979), Chuck Klein (1980), Grover Cleveland Alexander (1981), Jim Bunning (1984), Steve Carlton (1989), and Mike Schmidt (1990).[1][10] The Wall's most recent inductee is right-handed pitcher Curt Schilling, who played 9 seasons with the Phillies and was a three time All-Star while in Philadelphia.

Inductees[edit]

A gray-haired man stands in the back of a truck. He is wearing a patterned jacket, a pink shirt and a dark sweater vest. His right hand is raised.
Harry Kalas, inducted 2009
Key to symbols and abbreviations used in tables below
Inducted Links to the article about the corresponding Major League Baseball season.
Years Link to the articles about the Major League Baseball seasons in which the player participated with their inducted team
P Pitcher (RHP indicates right-handed; LHP indicates left-handed)
C Catcher
1B First baseman
2B Second baseman
3B Third baseman
SS Shortstop
OF Outfielder
MGR Manager
GM General manager
EXEC Team executive
CO Coach
TV Team sportscaster (television and/or radio)
Hall of Fame Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
A man standing in a baseball stadium wearing a suit and bowler hat. He has a coat folded over his left arm.
Connie Mack, inducted 1978
A dark bronze plaque with the face of a man at the top and gold writing beneath
Jim Bunning, inducted 1984
A dark bronze plaque with the face of a man at the top and gold writing beneath
A man in a blue polo shirt and a white cap is standing on a golf course. He is wearing sunglasses as he looks after a ball he has just hit.
Mike Schmidt, inducted 1990
A dark bronze plaque with the face of a man at the top and gold writing beneath
A man with dark skin stands on a baseball diamond. He is wearing a gray baseball uniform, which reads "Orioles" across the chest, and a black baseball helmet with a bird. He stands with arms akimbo and looks to the left of the image.
Juan Samuel, inducted 2008
List of players inducted, indicating team, position(s), and tenure(s)
Inducted Player Team[a] Position Years Ref
1978 Roberts, RobinRobin RobertsHall of Fame[b] Philadelphia Phillies P 19481961 [8]
1978 Mack, ConnieConnie MackHall of Fame Philadelphia Athletics MGR 19011950 [9]
1979 Ashburn, RichieRichie AshburnHall of Fame[b] Philadelphia Phillies OF
TV
19481959
19631997
[11]
1979 Foxx, JimmieJimmie FoxxHall of Fame Philadelphia Athletics 1B 19251935 [12]
1980 Klein, ChuckChuck KleinHall of Fame[b] Philadelphia Phillies OF 19281933
19361939
19401944
[13]
1980 Grove, LeftyLefty GroveHall of Fame Philadelphia Athletics P 19251933 [14]
1981 Alexander, Grover ClevelandGrover Cleveland AlexanderHall of Fame[b] Philadelphia Phillies P 19111917
1930
[15]
1981 Simmons, AlAl SimmonsHall of Fame Philadelphia Athletics P 19241932
19401941
1944
[16]
1982 Ennis, DelDel Ennis Philadelphia Phillies OF 19461956 [17]
1982 Cochrane, MickeyMickey CochraneHall of Fame Philadelphia Athletics C 19251933 [18]
1983 no inductees—see Centennial Team
1984 Bunning, JimJim BunningHall of Fame[b] Philadelphia Phillies P 19641969
19701971
[19]
1984 Dykes, JimmyJimmy Dykes Philadelphia Athletics 2B/3B
MGR
19181932
19511953
[20]
1985 Delahanty, EdEd DelahantyHall of Fame Philadelphia Phillies OF 18881889
18911901
[21]
1985 Plank, EddieEddie PlankHall of Fame Philadelphia Athletics P 19011914 [22]
1986 Williams, CyCy Williams Philadelphia Phillies OF 19181930 [23]
1986 Waddell, RubeRube WaddellHall of Fame Philadelphia Athletics P 19021907 [24]
1987 Hamner, GrannyGranny Hamner Philadelphia Phillies SS 19441959 [25]
1987 Collins, EddieEddie CollinsHall of Fame Philadelphia Athletics 2B 19061914
19271930
[26]
1988 Owens, PaulPaul Owens Philadelphia Phillies MGR
GM
EXEC
197219831984
19721983
19842003
[7][27]
1988 Moses, WallyWally Moses Philadelphia Athletics OF 19351941
19491951
[28]
1989 Carlton, SteveSteve CarltonHall of Fame[b] Philadelphia Phillies P 19721986 [29]
1989 Johnson, BobBob Johnson Philadelphia Athletics OF 19331942 [30]
1990 Schmidt, MikeMike SchmidtHall of Fame[b] Philadelphia Phillies 3B 19721989 [31]
1990 Valo, ElmerElmer Valo Philadelphia Athletics OF 19401943
19461956
[32]
1991 Bowa, LarryLarry Bowa Philadelphia Phillies SS
MGR
19701981
20012004
[33]
1991 Bender, ChiefChief BenderHall of Fame Philadelphia Athletics P 19031914 [34]
1992 Short, ChrisChris Short Philadelphia Phillies P 19591972 [35]
1992 Coombs, JackJack Coombs Philadelphia Athletics P 19061914 [36]
1993 Simmons, CurtCurt Simmons Philadelphia Phillies P 19471960 [37]
1993 Baker, Frank "Home Run"Frank "Home Run" BakerHall of Fame Philadelphia Athletics 3B 19081914 [38]
1994 Allen, DickDick Allen Philadelphia Phillies 1B/3B/OF 19631969
19751976
[39]
1994 Shantz, BobbyBobby Shantz Philadelphia Athletics P 19491956 [40]
1995 Jones, WillieWillie Jones Philadelphia Phillies 3B 19471959 [41]
1995 Joost, EddieEddie Joost Philadelphia Athletics SS
MGR
19471954
1954
[42]
1996 Thompson, SamSam ThompsonHall of Fame Philadelphia Phillies OF 18891898 [43]
1996 Rommel, EddieEddie Rommel Philadelphia Athletics P 19201932 [44]
1997 Callison, JohnnyJohnny Callison Philadelphia Phillies OF 19601969 [45]
1997 Fain, FerrisFerris Fain Philadelphia Athletics 1B 19471952 [46]
1998 Luzinski, GregGreg Luzinski Philadelphia Phillies OF 19701980 [47]
1998 Miller, BingBing Miller Philadelphia Athletics OF 19221926
19281934
[48]
1999 McGraw, TugTug McGraw Philadelphia Phillies P 19751984 [49]
1999 Chapman, SamSam Chapman Philadelphia Athletics OF 19381951 [50]
2000 Cravath, GavvyGavvy Cravath Philadelphia Phillies OF
MGR
19121920
19191920
[51]
2000 Earnshaw, GeorgeGeorge Earnshaw Philadelphia Athletics P 19281933 [52]
2001 Maddox, GarryGarry Maddox Philadelphia Phillies OF 19751986 [53]
2001 Zernial, GusGus Zernial Philadelphia Athletics OF 19511957 [54]
2002 Taylor, TonyTony Taylor Philadelphia Phillies 2B 19601971
19741976
[55]
2002 Walberg, RubeRube Walberg Philadelphia Athletics P 19231933 [56]
2003 Magee, SherrySherry Magee Philadelphia Phillies OF 19041914 [57]
2003 Oldring, RubeRube Oldring Philadelphia Athletics OF 19061916
1918
[58]
2004 Hamilton, BillyBilly HamiltonHall of Fame Philadelphia Phillies OF 18901895 [59]
2005 Boone, BobBob Boone Philadelphia Phillies C 19721982 [60]
2006 Green, DallasDallas Green Philadelphia Phillies P
MGR
19601967
19791981
[61][62]
2007 Vukovich, JohnJohn Vukovich Philadelphia Phillies INF
CO
EXEC
1970197119761981
19882004
20042007
[63]
2008 Samuel, JuanJuan Samuel Philadelphia Phillies 2B 19831989 [64]
2009 Kalas, HarryHarry KalasHall of Fame Philadelphia Phillies TV 19712009 [65]
2010 Daulton, DarrenDarren Daulton Philadelphia Phillies C 1983
19851997
[66]
2011 Kruk, JohnJohn Kruk Philadelphia Phillies 1B 19891994 [67]
2012 Lieberthal, MikeMike Lieberthal Philadelphia Phillies C 19942006 [68]
2013 Schilling, CurtCurt Schilling Philadelphia Phillies P 19922000 [69]
2014 Manuel, CharlieCharlie Manuel Philadelphia Phillies MGR 20052013 [70]

Centennial Team[edit]

A dark bronze plaque listing the names and positions of members of the Centennial team in gold lettering
The Centennial Team plaque at the left end of the Wall of Fame
See also: Phillies all-time team (1969)

In 1983, rather than inducting a player into the Wall of Fame, the Phillies selected their Centennial Team,[71] commemorating the best players of the first 100 years in franchise history. The Centennial Team includes players from several periods in Phillies history. The team is honored with a plaque listing the names of all players selected at the left end of the Wall of Fame. Ten members of the Centennial Team also have their own individual plaques on the Wall; those not otherwise included on the Wall are Pete Rose, Manny Trillo, and Jim Konstanty.

List of players honored as Centennial Team members
Player Position
Ashburn, RichieRichie AshburnHall of Fame[b] OF
Boone, BobBob Boone C
Bowa, LarryLarry Bowa SS
Carlton, SteveSteve CarltonHall of Fame[b] LHP
Ennis, DelDel Ennis OF
Green, DallasDallas Green MGR
Konstanty, JimJim Konstanty RHP
Maddox, GarryGarry Maddox OF
McGraw, TugTug McGraw LHP
Roberts, RobinRobin RobertsHall of Fame[b] RHP
Rose, PetePete Rose 1B
Schmidt, MikeMike SchmidtHall of Fame[b] 3B
Trillo, MannyManny Trillo 2B
Forty black metal plaques are mounted on a brick wall. They are inscribed with gold images of human faces and text.
The Phillies' Wall of Fame at Citizens Bank Park. The Centennial Team plaque is placed in the bottom row on the left-hand side of the image.

Footnotes[edit]

  • a The induction committee judges entrants based on "longevity, ability, contributions to the [team] and baseball, character and special achievements".[72] The committee has consisted of a variety of personnel, including team executives and members of the media.[73]
  • b This denotes that the player's number has been retired by his respective team.[10] The Athletics have not retired any numbers from those who played their careers in Philadelphia.[74]

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General
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