Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame

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Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame
Established May 2002
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Type Nonprofit Corporation
President Ken Avallon
Website http://www.phillyhall.org

The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., that was established in May 2002, to honor individuals and groups who are either area natives who became prominent in the field of sports or who became prominent in the field of sports in the region.[1][2]

The members of the Class of 2014 will be inducted in November 2014.[3]

From 2004 to 2010, the organization also presented an annual "Pride of Philadelphia Award" to a team or individual.[4]

Requirements[edit]

Individuals, Teams, Venues, Events, and Organizations are all eligible. Generally they must have gained national prominence as individuals or venues while attached to the Philadelphia region, or won a championship as a team from the Philadelphia region. Individuals are eligible for induction five years after retirement from a playing career. When an individual dies, he or she becomes immediately eligible.[5]

An individual who was not an athlete may be inducted in the following categories: Legacy of Excellence, Lifetime Commitment, Philadelphia Medal.

Inductees[edit]

Richie Ashburn, inducted in 2004, longtime player and radio broadcaster for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Wilt Chamberlain, an inaugural class inductee, was born and raised in Philadelphia ang played for the Warriors and 76ers.
Jimmie Foxx, inducted in 2004, played for the Philadelphia Athletics.
Connie Mack, longtime Manager and Owner of the Philadelphia Athletics was inducted in 2004.
Tennis champion Bill Tilden, inducted in 2004, was born and raised in the Philadelphia area.
Harry Kalas, longtime Phillies broadcaster, was the 2004 Legacy of Excellence inductee.
Charles Barkley, inducted in 2005, played for the Philadelphia 76ers from 1984–1992.
Reggie Jackson, a 2006 inductee, was born and raised in the Philadelphia area.
Merrill Reese, inducted in 2009, long time radio broadcaster for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Mark Howe, inducted in 2011, played for the Philadelphia Flyers.
Joe McCarthy, inducted in 2011, born and raised in the Philadelphia area.

Key[edit]

Inducted The year the person was inducted into the Hall.
Person The person's name.
Sport The sport the person was inducted in.
Organization The organization(s) that connect the person to the Philadelphia area.
Reference [6]
Inducted Person Sport Organization
2004 Paul Arizin Basketball Local, LaSalle High, Villanova University, Philadelphia Warriors
Richie Ashburn Baseball Philadelphia Phillies
Chuck Bednarik Football University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Eagles
Bert Bell Football Local, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Eagles
Steve Carlton Baseball Philadelphia Phillies
Wilt Chamberlain Basketball Local, Overbrook High, Philadelphia Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers
Bobby Clarke Hockey Philadelphia Flyers
Billy Cunningham Basketball Philadelphia 76ers
Julius Erving Basketball Philadelphia 76ers
Jimmie Foxx Baseball Philadelphia Athletics
Joe Frazier Boxing Local
Tom Gola Basketball Local, LaSalle High, La Salle University, Philadelphia Warriors
Sonny Hill Lifetime Commitment Local, Philadelphia 76ers, Contributor
Harry Kalas Legacy of Excellence Philadelphia Phillies, Broadcaster
John B. Kelly, Sr. Rowing Local
Connie Mack Baseball Philadelphia Athletics Owner/Manager
Bernie Parent Hockey Philadelphia Flyers
Robin Roberts Baseball Philadelphia Phillies
Mike Schmidt Baseball Philadelphia Phillies
Bill Tilden Tennis Local, Germantown Academy, University of Pennsylvania
Steve Van Buren Football Philadelphia Eagles
2005 1954 La Salle University Men's Basketball Basketball NCAA Men's Basketball Champions
Grover Cleveland Alexander Baseball Philadelphia Phillies
Charles Barkley Basketball Philadelphia 76ers
Bill Campbell Legacy of Excellence Broadcaster
John Chaney Basketball Local, Cheyney University, Temple University
Jumbo Elliott Track and field Local, Villanova University
Eddie Gottlieb Basketball Local, SPHAS, Philadelphia Warriors, Philadelphia Stars
Lefty Grove Baseball Philadelphia Athletics
Carl Lewis Track and Field Local; Willingboro High
Bob Levy Lifetime Commitment Contributor, Youth Sports, University of Pennsylvania
Tommy McDonald Football Philadelphia Eagles
Pete Pihos Football Philadelphia Eagles
Harvey Pollack Legacy of Excellence Stat-Man Extraodinaire
Guy Rodgers Basketball Local, Temple University, Philadelphia Warriors
Cathy Rush Basketball Local, Immaculata College
Vic Seixas Tennis Local
Jay Sigel Golf Local
Ed Snider Philadelphia Medal Owner, Sports/Entertainment Industry Leader
Joe Verdeur Swimming Local, Northeast Catholic High, La Salle University
2006 1960 Philadelphia Eagles Football NFL Champions
Herb Adderley Football Local
Don Bragg Track and Field Local, Villanova University
Roy Campanella Baseball Local
Ray Didinger Legacy of Excellence Local, Sportswriter, Broadcaster
Bill Ellerbee Lifetime Commitment High School Basketball Coach, Teacher, Mentor
Del Ennis Baseball Local, Philadelphia Phillies
Joe Fulks Basketball Philadelphia Warriors
Hal Greer Basketball Philadelphia 76ers
Gene Hart Legacy of Excellence Philadelphia Flyers Broadcaster
Reggie Jackson Baseball Local
Willie Mosconi Billiards Local
The Palestra Venue Enshrinement Basketball
Jack Ramsay Basketball Local, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia 76ers
Al Simmons Baseball Philadelphia Athletics
Anne Townsend Field Hockey Local
Helen Sigel Wilson Golf Local
2007 1980 Philadelphia Phillies Baseball World Series Champions
Beth Anders Field Hockey Local
Walter Bahr Soccer Local
Bill Barber Hockey Philadelphia Flyers
Mickey Cochrane Baseball Philadelphia Athletics
Chuck Klein Baseball Philadelphia Phillies
Bill Lyon Legacy of Excellence Sportswriter, Philadelphia Inquirer, Author
Theresa Grentz Basketball Local, Immaculata College
Frank Kilroy Football Local, Temple University, Philadelphia Eagles
Harry Litwack Basketball Local, Temple University
Earl Monroe Basketball Local
Greasy Neale Football Philadelphia Eagles
Jack Whitaker Legacy of Excellence Local, Saint Joseph's University, Sportscaster
Reggie White Football Philadelphia Eagles
2008 1929 Philadelphia Athletics Baseball World Series Champion
Leroy Burrell Track and Field Local
Harold Carmichael Football Philadelphia Eagles
Maurice Cheeks Basketball Philadelphia 76ers
Ed Delahanty Baseball Philadelphia Phillies
Stan Hochman Legacy of Excellence Sportswriter, Philadelphia Daily News
Charles Jenkins Track and Field
Tommy Loughran Boxing Local
Herb Magee Basketball Local, Philadelphia University
Dorothy Germain Porter Golf Local
Fred Shero Hockey Philadelphia Flyers
Lionel Simmons Basketball Local, La Salle University
Mickey Vernon Baseball Local
Al Wistert Football Philadelphia Eagles
2009 1974 & 1975 Philadelphia Flyers Hockey Two-time Stanley Cup Champions
Larry Bowa Baseball Philadelphia Phillies
John Cappelletti Football Local, Monsignor Bonner High
Eddie Collins Baseball Philadelphia Athletics
Bill Conlin Legacy of Excellence Sportswriter, Philadelphia Daily News
Joey Giardello Boxing Local
Julius "Judy" Johnson Baseball Darby Hilldale Club
Neil Johnston Basketball Philadelphia Warriors
Tommy Lasorda Baseball Local
Merrill Reese Legacy of Excellence Philadelphia Eagles broadcaster
Pete Retzlaff Football Philadelphia Eagles
Betty Shellenberger Lacrosse Local, Agnes Irwin High
Mel Sheppard Track and Field Local
Emlen Tunnell Football Local, Radnor High
2010 Dick Allen Baseball Philadelphia Phillies
Hobey Baker Hockey Princeton University
Elizabeth Becker Swimming & Diving Olympic Diving Champion
Tom Brookshier Football Philadelphia Eagles
Ron Hextall Hockey Philadelphia Flyers
William Hyndman III Golf Local
Phil Jasner Legacy of Excellence Philadelphia Daily News
Bobby Jones Basketball Philadelphia 76ers
Leroy Kelly Football Local; Simon Gratz High, Cleveland Browns
Lighthouse Boys Club Lifetime Commitment Local
Tug McGraw Baseball Philadelphia Phillies
Jim Phelan Basketball Local; La Salle University, Philadelphia Warriors, Mount St. Mary's University
Mike Quick Football Philadelphia Eagles
Bobby Shantz Baseball Philadelphia Athletics
Marianne Stanley Basketball College Basketball
Jersey Joe Walcott Boxing Local
2011 Bill Bergey Football Philadelphia Eagles
Jimmy Dykes Baseball Philadelphia Athletics
Mark Howe Hockey Philadelphia Flyers
Biz Mackey Baseball Hall of Fame Negro League Catcher
Moses Malone Basketball Philadelphia 76ers
Joe McCarthy Baseball Local, Hall of Fame Manager
Al Meltzer Legacy of Excellence Sportscaster
Ted Meredith Track & Field Local, Gold Medal Winning Track Star
Wilbert Montgomery Football Philadelphia Eagles
Speedy Morris Basketball LaSalle, Saint Joseph's Preparatory School
Ed and Steve Sabol Football Local, NFL Films
Curt Simmons Baseball Philadelphia Phillies
Dawn Staley Basketball Local
Ora Washington Tennis Local
Penn Relays Special Enshrinement Legendary Track Meet and Carnival
2012 Dan Baker Baseball/Football Philadelphia Phillies/Philadelphia Eagles Public Address Announcer
Debbie Black Basketball Local
Doug Collins Basketball Philadelphia 76ers
Eddie Plank Baseball Philadelphia Athletics
Eric Lindros Hockey Philadelphia Flyers
Gertrude Dunn Baseball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse Local
Harold Johnson Boxing Local
Horace Ashenfelter Track and Field Local
Joe Klecko Football Local
Johnny Callison Baseball Local, Philadelphia Phillies
John McDermott Golf Local
Maxie Baughan Football Philadelphia Eagles
Mike Piazza Baseball Local
Tommy Thompson Football Philadelphia Eagles
Wali Jones Basketball Local, Philadelphia 76ers
Legacy Youth and Tennis Education Special Enshrinement Tennis
2013 Andrew Toney Basketball Philadelphia 76ers
Bob Brown Football Philadelphia Eagles
Bucky Walters Baseball Local, Philadelphia Phillies
Carl Robie Swimming Local
Dave Robinson Football Local
Eddie George Football Local
Ernie Beck Basketball Local, Philadelphia Warriors
Geno Auriemma Basketball Local
Greg Luzinski Baseball Philadelphia Phillies
Joe Burk Rowing Local, University of Pennsylvania
Joe Hand, Sr. Legacy of Excellence Boxing
John LeClair Hockey Philadelphia Flyers
Linda Page Basketball Local
Michael Brooks Basketball Local
Pat Williams Legacy of Excellence Local, Philadelphia 76ers General Manager
Shag Crawford Baseball Local
Tina Sloan Greene Lacrosse Local, Temple University

Pride of Philadelphia Award[edit]

Smarty Jones, a 2004 awardee.
Ryan Howard, a 2006 awardee.
The 2008 Phillies with President Barack Obama at the White House.

The Pride of Philadelphia Award is given to teams or individuals who have "represented the Philadelphia area with dignity, determination, and class through athletic achievement."[4]

2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010[7]

Roll Call of Champions[edit]

The hall of fame's website has a page that honors every Greater Philadelphia team—college and professional—that won the championship in its particular sport.[8]

Hall of Fame Charities[edit]

The Foundation formed Hall of Fame Charities in 2004. It supports or has formed partnerships with organizations in the Greater Philadelphia area that promote youth sports, especially at the pre-teen, grade-school level. These organizations include: Richie Ashburn Baseball Foundation, Police Athletic League (PAL) Junior Golf, Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education, Bruce Simon Southampton Summer Basketball Camp, The First Tee of Philadelphia, and Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation.[9]

Hall of Fame Charities also has student[10] and community[11] programs.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mission". The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Foundation. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  2. ^ "Our History". The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Foundation. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  3. ^ Narducci, Marc (June 11, 2014). "Richter leads 14 into Philly Hall of Fame class". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2014-06-13. 
  4. ^ a b "PRIDE OF PHILADELPHIA". The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Foundation. Retrieved August 1, 2009. 
  5. ^ "NOMINATION & ELECTION". Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved December 26, 2009. 
  6. ^ "INDUCTEES". Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved December 26, 2009. 
  7. ^ Zeltman, William (November 13, 2010). "Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2010 Induction". Bleacher Report, Inc. Retrieved 2010-11-22. 
  8. ^ At the following webpage, click on the link to a particular sport. "Roll Call of Champions". The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Foundation. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  9. ^ "Youth Sports". The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Foundation. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  10. ^ "Student Programs". The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Foundation. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  11. ^ "Community Programs". The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Foundation. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 

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