Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame

Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Preserving and Presenting Philadelphia's Sports History The ultimate goal of the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame is a permanent, interactive, state-of-the art sports museum and entertainment venue in the Philadelphia-area.
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This unique destination and attraction will offer amenities for sports fans of all ages, from the old-timer who wants to re-live childhood memories, to the youngster batting in a virtual home-run derby.

This unique destination and attraction will offer amenities for sports fans of all ages, from the old-timer who wants to re-live childhood memories, to the youngster batting in a virtual home-run derby.

Mission: The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 2002 as a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to honoring individuals, teams, events, organizations and venues prominent in the history of athletics in Philadelphia and the surrounding area. With this as a credo, The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame is devoted to honoring those persons, places, organizations and events that have made outstanding contributions through inspiring achievement in both professional and amateur sports while forever enriching the fans memories.

Operating as usual

Let's have a big round of applause for all of tonight's Sponsors and Supporters
11/06/2020

Let's have a big round of applause for all of tonight's Sponsors and Supporters

Frank Fitzpatrick's article in today's Inquirer on Earl Strom whose being inducted tonight.https://www.inquirer.com/sixe...
11/05/2020
Legendary NBA referee Earl Strom is among 2020 Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame inductees

Frank Fitzpatrick's article in today's Inquirer on Earl Strom whose being inducted tonight.

https://www.inquirer.com/sixers/referee-earl-strom-basketball-philadelphia-sports-hall-of-fame-20201104.html

For more than three decades, the Pottstown native was the NBA’s most respected and controversial ref. He officiated 2,400 regular-season games, 295 in the playoffs, including 29 NBA or ABA finals.

2020 Induction Ceremony tonight at 7:30pm.  Don't miss it.
11/05/2020

2020 Induction Ceremony tonight at 7:30pm. Don't miss it.

TOMORROW NIGHT (THURS) WATCH YOUR 2020 INDUCTEES ACCEPTANCES SPEECHES..VISIT SITE TO SEE YOUR PHILADELPHIA INDUCTEES..Sa...
11/05/2020
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TOMORROW NIGHT (THURS) WATCH YOUR 2020 INDUCTEES ACCEPTANCES SPEECHES..VISIT SITE TO SEE YOUR PHILADELPHIA INDUCTEES..Save The Date: Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame
Join us on Thursday November 5, 2020 for the 2020 Induction Ceremony Video Production of “Inducting From a Distance”.
7:15 - Introductory Videos
7:30 - Inducting From a Distance
Check out our new and improved Event page: merchandise for sale, auction items to bid on, bios and that incredible “SNEAK PEEK” video that we know you will LOVE!!!
3 ways to Watch!
The links are below for viewing.
We will start at 7:15pm
Facebook: Live on the Hall of Fame page (link: https://www.facebook.com/PhiladelphiaSportsHallOfFame)
YouTube: Available on the Hall of Fame Channel (link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl21WepWd-GaVhDZgNGKnrg)
Here is the link to our webpage.. https://philadelphiasportshalloffame.org/
Please share with your friends and let us know what you think!!

Bigger.Faster.Stronger Inducting From a Distance SNEAK PEEK Welcome to the 2020 Virtual induction ceremony Every year The Philly Sports Hall of Fame’s Annual Induction Ceremony is a “Who’s Who” of Philadelphia Sports and has become one of the most anticipated events on the City’s sports ca...

Join us for the 2020 Induction Ceremony, "Inducting From A Distance", the Hall of Fame's first video production.  "Induc...
10/29/2020

Join us for the 2020 Induction Ceremony, "Inducting From A Distance", the Hall of Fame's first video production. "Inducting From A Distance", featuring 2020 Inductees, special guests and MC Joe DeCamara premiers Thursday November 5.

A fundraising auction is now live and Hall of Fame merchandise is now available.

For details: https://philadelphiasportshalloffame.org/

07/16/2020

Here it is!!!

Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame's 2020 Inductee Class:

Bo Ryan - Basketball
Bob Rigby - Soccer
Cherie Greer Brown - Lacrosse
Cy Williams - Baseball
Dave Montgomery - Baseball (Legacy of Excellence)
Deron Cherry - Football
Earl Strom - Basketball Official
Herman Frazier - Track & Field
J Russell Peltz - Boxing (Legacy of Excellence)
Jerry Sisemore - Football
Ken Hamilton - Basketball (Lifetime Commitment)
Kobe Bryant - Basketball
Lisa Raymond - Tennis
Rick Tocchet - Hockey
Tim Witherspoon - Boxing
Vic Sears - Football
1910-13 Philadelphia Athletics - 3-Time World Series Champions
ANOTHER GREAT CLASS!

07/02/2020
Bragging Rights: Big 5 Basketball in the 1980s

This is just about as close to "Must See TV" as it gets for a Philadelphia college basketball fan. What players, games and memories in this!!!

This half-hour special recaps Big 5 Basketball in the 1980s, with a segment on each of the teams. Concludes with a naming of a Big 5 team of the 80s: Michael...

A June 17 memory....
06/17/2020
Found this on Pinterest

A June 17 memory....

Jun 18, 2013 - PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 17: Ryan Howard #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a solo home run in the second inning of the game against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park on June 17, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

This is a great article on how our great friends at Spike's Trophies have adapted to the current situation.  We are prou...
04/21/2020
Spike’s Trophies makes Hall of Fame-worthy move to save its business and help COVID-19 victims | Mike Sielski

This is a great article on how our great friends at Spike's Trophies have adapted to the current situation. We are proud of what they are doing, and so thrilled to be associated with them. Kudos to Keith Baldwin for making this all happen.

Keith Baldwin was about to lay off all 50 of his employees. But thanks to incredible work and serendipity, Spike's transformed itself into a call center for COVID-19 patients, saving people's lives, and the business, in the process.

04/20/2020
Phillies vs Mets 9th inning 8/30/2007

If you're needing a Phillies phix, this video should do the trick....

Phillies comeback vs Mets in the 9th inning against Billy Wagner. Completed a 4 game sweep. Just after the 10:00 minute mark Gregg Dobbs hugs Jayson Werth an...

NBA doubleheader at Convention Hall.  Simply, WOW!!!
04/18/2020

NBA doubleheader at Convention Hall. Simply, WOW!!!

On this day in 1900, A's legend Robert "Lefty" Grove was born. Grove won two world series titles and one AL MVP while wi...
03/06/2020

On this day in 1900, A's legend Robert "Lefty" Grove was born. Grove won two world series titles and one AL MVP while with the A's. On this day in 1903, Diving legend Elizabeth Becker was born in Philadelphia. Becker won Olympic gold in 1924 and 1928. Both are PSHoF inductees.

02/25/2020
1983 Philadephia Phillies

Spring Training 1983. Not quite the Spring Training facilities of today!!!!!

Vignettes from a Spring Training workout of the 1983 Philadelphia Phillies at Clearwater Fla. the team was stocked was veterans including Pete Rose, Tony Per...

02/13/2020
Babe Ruth in color - Boston vs. Philadelphia 1935

Amazing vintage footage here - from Baker Bowl in 1935. From the brief scoreboard shot, would appear to be this game: https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/PHI/PHI193505290.shtml This would have been Babe Ruth's only series in Baker Bowl, as the Yankees would have played all games at Shibe Park. #12 for the Phillies was player-coach (and native Philadelphian) Jimmie Wilson. And yes, the Phillies logo on the Jersey was yellow.

Color video of a Boston Braves vs. Phillies game in 1935. Video uploaded from archive.org.

02/07/2020
4/16/1957 Dodgers at Phillies

With the trucks moving south to Clearwater today, baseball is not far off! Here's a great video from Connie Mack Stadium for opening day 1957. Robin Roberts pitched all 12 innings in the loss. PSHoF inductees in this game include Robin, Richie Ashburn and Brooklyn's Roy Campanella.

Film clips of the Dodgers' 12-inning, 7-6 win over the Phillies on opening day. The Dodgers broadcasters are Al Helfer, Vin Scully & Jerry Doggett.

02/06/2020
Minnesota Fats vs Willie Mosconi - Legendary Match

South Philadelphia's own, and PSHoF inductee Willie Mosconi - in one of the most famous billiards matches of all time.

Minnesota Fats vs Willie Mosconi - Legendary Match between the two legendary pool players. The match has commentary by Howard Cosell and Charlie Ursitii is t...

01/06/2020
1930s Phillies

High quality footage of the Phillies at Baker Bowl in the 1930's. The tall building beyond center field still stands off Broad Street. Between 1918 and 1948 the Phillies had ONE winning season - so this looks to be a HUGE crowd for them.

Late 1930s Baker Bowl 8mm home movie footage.

01/02/2020
Shibe Park

A fun 2 minute watch.....

Also known as Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia, this classic ball park was the first to be erected double decked with a standard seating capacity of 20,000.

On this day 65 years ago, the final nail was placed in the coffin of the Philadelphia Athletics, with the sale of Connie...
12/11/2019

On this day 65 years ago, the final nail was placed in the coffin of the Philadelphia Athletics, with the sale of Connie Mack Stadium to the Philadelphia Phillies. The A's were on their way to Kansas City. The A's are still Philadelphia's winningest professional franchise with their 5 World Series championships - though gone since 1954. The sad tale of the end of the Philadelphia A's, and some actual fuel to the fire of not liking the New York Yankees: https://sabr.org/research/departure-without-dignity-athletics-leave-philadelphia

12/02/2019

This Giving Tuesday, consider donating to the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame!!!!!

Two PSHoF inductees share birthdays today.  Happy 54th birthday to Eric Allen and happy 69th birthday to Greg "the Bull"...
11/22/2019

Two PSHoF inductees share birthdays today. Happy 54th birthday to Eric Allen and happy 69th birthday to Greg "the Bull" Luzinski!!!!!!

Happy 75th birthday to Bartram High's Earl "the Pearl" Monroe.  Also dubbed "Thomas Edison" for all the moves he invente...
11/21/2019

Happy 75th birthday to Bartram High's Earl "the Pearl" Monroe. Also dubbed "Thomas Edison" for all the moves he invented, Earl was a 2007 inductee into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame.

This may be the BEST read on this year's Induction Ceremony!!!
11/19/2019
Forget Santa: Sports Hall Of Fame Induction Shows Philly Really Is Special

This may be the BEST read on this year's Induction Ceremony!!!

Former Eagles Donovan McNabb and Troy Vincent, along with former NBA standout, Rasheed Wallace, former MLB catcher turned manager Mike Scioscia and recently retired Temple coach, Fran Dunphy head the list of 15 inductees into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame, Nov. 7.

Thanks for making the Class of 2019 Induction Ceremony and Reception a sold out success!  We have great patrons and volu...
11/12/2019

Thanks for making the Class of 2019 Induction Ceremony and Reception a sold out success! We have great patrons and volunteers who allow us to make the event THE best evening on the annual Philadelphia sports calendar. It goes without saying that we have the best MC in the game with Pat Williams!!! Just wanted to share a little blast from the past: the Charter Class event 16 years ago. This picture shows the dais with Chuck Bednarik, Sonny Hill, Harry Kalas, Robin Roberts and Paul Arizin. Also there that night were Joe Frazier and Steve Van Buren. Pretty cool to see this event brought out the greats from night one!

Philadelphia, we present to you, your 2019 Hall Of Fame Induction Class  Front row:  Al Cantello, Jayson Stark, Suzy Kol...
11/08/2019

Philadelphia, we present to you, your 2019 Hall Of Fame Induction Class Front row: Al Cantello, Jayson Stark, Suzy Kolber, Clara-Schroth Lomady, Troy Vincent, Charlene Morett. Back Row: Donovan McNabb, Mike Scoscia, Rasheed Wallace, Bill Melchionni, Fran Dunphy

We’ve got Dan Owens (receiving on behalf of his Father, Paul Owens), Mike Scioscia, Bill Melchionni, and Jayson Stark re...
11/07/2019

We’ve got Dan Owens (receiving on behalf of his Father, Paul Owens), Mike Scioscia, Bill Melchionni, and Jayson Stark receiving their 2019 Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Induction plaques. Congratulations!

Tonight's Class of 2019 Induction Ceremony and Reception is officially SOLD OUT!
11/07/2019

Tonight's Class of 2019 Induction Ceremony and Reception is officially SOLD OUT!

Time to start getting excited about the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony coming up on November 7!!!!!...
10/24/2019
Donovan McNabb - 5 looks forward to his induction! by Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Radio • A podcast on Anchor

Time to start getting excited about the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony coming up on November 7!!!!!! 2019 Inductee Donovan McNabb sits down with the Hall on our podcast.

Donovan McNabb joins the podcast in advance of his induction into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame this November. We caught up with Donovan on one of his trips back to the area late this summer. Had a great, far reaching conversation about all elements of his career. Enjoy!

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Philadelphia, PA
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General information

The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame owns the fastest growing, most unique collection of Philadelphia sports artifacts, memorabilia, collectibles, antiques and architectural items. Covering all sports dating from the late 1800's through the current, these include day-to-day items such as programs and newspapers to major architectural pieces from area sporting venues. As of January 2011, prior to undertaking a formal artifact acquisition program, the Hall of Fame's collection already stands at well over 2500 individual items. The current collection bears an estimated total value near $300,000 and includes substantial architectural pieces from the Palestra and Veterans Stadium. Recent additions include a number of priceless, one-of-a-kind items donated by Hall of Fame Inductees. In addition, we have acquired a large number of significant items from the now demolished Spectrum. Recently, the Hall of Fame introduced The Philadelphia Sports Heritage Collection project, a cooperative initiative of museums, universities, professional sports teams, private collections and other organizations. The goal is a central database of archival material and artifacts related to Philadelphia's sports history.

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Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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(215) 923-5121

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Congrats to everyone at the PSHOF for pulling off the outstanding induction ceremony, all virtually. You guys are the best.
Check out this exclusive Hall of Fame merchandise including some limted edition 2020 Inductee Class commemorative items
Frank Fitzpatrick's article in today's Inquirer on Earl Strom
Join us for the 2020 Induction Ceremony, "Inducting From A Distance", the Hall of Fame's first video production. "Inducting From A Distance", featuring 2020 Inductees, special guests and MC Joe DeCamara premiers Thursday November 5. A fundraising auction is now live and Hall of Fame merchandise is now available. For details: https://philadelphiasportshalloffame.org/
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Proud to support the Annual Tim Kerr Foundation Run in Avalon. 13 Philly Sports Hall of Fame runners crushed it. Looking forward to next year!!
#getloudlambeau Avallon Family Vacation
The Kansas City A's were an awful baseball team. And you can, in part, blame that on the damn Yankees. How big was the pipeline? So big it caught the attention of the U.S. Senate. Don't forget to subscribe to Archiver on iTunes, Google Play or wherever you do that sort of thing!
Ruth O'Donnell Constantine
Hope you enjoy this season of my podcast Archiver, all about the A's (mostly in KC, but I still bet you'll enjoy it) You can subscribe on iTunes, Google Play or wherever you get your podcast. Thanks!
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Yay!! Philly Sports Hall of Famer Dawn Staley now has her own street in North Philly!!