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.

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.

Operating as usual

The A's franchise WAR leaders over time.  Just a reminder that the A's left Philadelphia in 1954.
08/11/2021
Greg Harvey on Twitter

The A's franchise WAR leaders over time. Just a reminder that the A's left Philadelphia in 1954.

“Next up in the Position Player WAR series are the @Athletics, who were formed in 1901 & were previously located in Philadelphia & Kansas City. They are currently led by Rickey Henderson!! #Athletics #RootedInOakland #RiseAndGrind @MLBStats @MLBNetwork @sabr https://t.co/hhF8j5FFpz”

Phillies GM Dave Dombrowski just did a very candid interview about where the Phillies chances stand.  Our attention was ...
07/19/2021

Phillies GM Dave Dombrowski just did a very candid interview about where the Phillies chances stand. Our attention was drawn, however, to something else on the screen.

Phillies GM Dave Dombrowski just did a very candid interview about where the Phillies chances stand. Our attention was drawn, however, to something else on the screen.

07/12/2021

70 years ago, Villanova Football opened its season with wins over Army, Penn State and Alabama. College football has certainly changed since 1951!

Jim Phelan was in the 7th class of inductees into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame.  And, yes, he wore a bow tie to ...
06/17/2021
Jim Phelan, former La Salle player and Mount St. Mary’s coach, has died at 92

Jim Phelan was in the 7th class of inductees into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame. And, yes, he wore a bow tie to the induction ceremony! Condolences to his family and friends.

The Philadelphia native starred on the Explorers basketball team before going to the Mount in 1954 and spending his entire 49-season coaching career there.

On this date in 1974 "The Flyers win the Stanley Cup!  The Flyers win the Stanley Cup!"
05/19/2021

On this date in 1974 "The Flyers win the Stanley Cup! The Flyers win the Stanley Cup!"

On this date in 1974 "The Flyers win the Stanley Cup! The Flyers win the Stanley Cup!"

05/18/2021

Happy 75th birthday to Wyncote born and raised and Cheltenham High School Class of 1964 graduate Reggie Jackson!

Happy 75th birthday to Wyncote born and raised and Cheltenham High School Class of 1964 graduate Reggie Jackson!
05/18/2021

Happy 75th birthday to Wyncote born and raised and Cheltenham High School Class of 1964 graduate Reggie Jackson!

Happy 75th birthday to Wyncote born and raised and Cheltenham High School Class of 1964 graduate Reggie Jackson!

Congratulations to Jay Wright for his inclusion in the Class of 2021 into the Basketball Hall of Fame.  Jay has been a l...
05/17/2021

Congratulations to Jay Wright for his inclusion in the Class of 2021 into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Jay has been a longtime supporter of the PSHoF, has attended most of our Induction Ceremonies, and has been a gracious speaker on behalf of accolades his Villanova program has won. Jay is also a loyal fan of all the local teams. As a season ticket holder for the Eagles, Jay bleeds both Villanova blue and Eagles green. At our 2005 Induction Ceremony, he stood in line with well wishers to meet and greet Tommy McDonald. They met, hugged and were mutually awestruck as fans of each other. Jay even got the autograph he wanted from Tommy. Jay may be known for his nice suits and "GQ Jay" style. But, Jay is a pure Philly guy. Hard working. Family first. Demanding. Loyal. He also happens to be one of the best college basketball coaches of all time.

Congratulations to Jay Wright for his inclusion in the Class of 2021 into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Jay has been a longtime supporter of the PSHoF, has attended most of our Induction Ceremonies, and has been a gracious speaker on behalf of accolades his Villanova program has won. Jay is also a loyal fan of all the local teams. As a season ticket holder for the Eagles, Jay bleeds both Villanova blue and Eagles green. At our 2005 Induction Ceremony, he stood in line with well wishers to meet and greet Tommy McDonald. They met, hugged and were mutually awestruck as fans of each other. Jay even got the autograph he wanted from Tommy. Jay may be known for his nice suits and "GQ Jay" style. But, Jay is a pure Philly guy. Hard working. Family first. Demanding. Loyal. He also happens to be one of the best college basketball coaches of all time.

MEDIA CONTACTKen Avallon- 215.254.5049 ext. 3PHILADELPHIA - April 5, 2021 - 3:00 PMThe Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame ...
04/12/2021
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame

MEDIA CONTACT
Ken Avallon- 215.254.5049 ext. 3
PHILADELPHIA - April 5, 2021 - 3:00 PM
The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame has released the ballot for its 17th Class of Inductees. The ballot is now in the hands of the Hall's blue ribbon voting body, which numbers 236 individuals. The top qualified, publicly submitted nominees have been included on the final ballot. The Hall's Ballot Committee narrowed the field to these 39 outstanding selections, representing achievement in 13 different sports.
To ensure that classes represent recent as well as historic accomplishment, the ballot segments include the Heritage Nominees and those with the majority of their careers more recent.
Details about the 2021 Election are available at:
www.phillyhall.org/election
Brief career profiles for the 2021 nominees can be found at:
http://phillyhall.org/profiles.pdf
2021 Nominees
Al Holbert - Auto Racing
Joan Moore - Gymnastics
Anthony Black - Horse Racing
Mark Recchi - Hockey
Bobby Abreu - Baseball
Mike Teti - Rowing
Bonnie Rosen - Lacrosse
Nikki Franke - Fencing
Brendan Hansen - Swimming
Richard Hamilton - Basketball
Clyde Simmons - Football
Rod Brind'Amour - Hockey
Dallas Green - Baseball
Seth Joyner - Football
Dwight Muhammad Qawi - Boxing
Sue Day Stahl - Lacrosse
Frank Wychek - Football
Susan Francia - Rowing
Gary Williams - Basketball
Yolanda Laney - Basketball
George Benton - Boxing
2021 Heritage Nominees
Adele Boyd - Field Hockey
Jim Katakavge - Football
Alice Putnam Willetts - Field Hockey
Jimmie Wilson - Baseball
Battling Levinsky - Boxing
"Kid" Keinath - Basketball/Football
Bill Bradley - Football
Larry Foust - Basketball
Bill Knecht- Rowing
Lew Tendler - Boxing
Charles Moore - Track & Field
Olga Dorfner - Swimming
Ed Bolden - Baseball
Sherry Magee - Baseball
Frank Spellman - Weightlifting
Willie Jones - Baseball
Harry Davis - Baseball
Zachary "Zack" Clayton - Basketball
Fan Input
The Hall of Fame offers Philly Sports Phans an opportunity to select their favorites from the 2020 ballot. Though not part of the official voting the Hall of Fame is excited to provide this 'megaphone' for fans to voice their opinions. Fans may submit their selections online at:
http://phillyhall.org/fansvoice
2021 Induction Ceremony
The Annual Induction Ceremony and Reception is Thursday November 4, 2021. Click here for exclusive photos from past events.
The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame is open to athletes, coaches, media, administrators and other contributors in all areas of professional, college, amateur, high school and youth sports. Candidates must have been born in or performed in the Philadelphia area and meet certain eligibility requirements in order to be considered. A list of eligibility requirements is available online at: http://www.phillyhall.org/nomination.html
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The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Founded in 2002, it is a member of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Organizations, the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums and the International Sports Heritage Association.
For More information visit: http://www.phillyhall.org/

Mickey Cochrane was born this day in 1903.  Mickey was the star catcher for the 1929 and 1930 World Series winning Phila...
04/06/2021

Mickey Cochrane was born this day in 1903. Mickey was the star catcher for the 1929 and 1930 World Series winning Philadelphia A's. In the 1929 World Series, he had an OPS of 1.058. In the 1930 World Series he hit two HRs and had an OPS of 1.002. He batted .320 for his career and never had more than 26 Ks in a season.

Mickey Cochrane was born this day in 1903. Mickey was the star catcher for the 1929 and 1930 World Series winning Philadelphia A's. In the 1929 World Series, he had an OPS of 1.058. In the 1930 World Series he hit two HRs and had an OPS of 1.002. He batted .320 for his career and never had more than 26 Ks in a season.

02/22/2021

Happy 71st birthday to Charter Class Inductee Julius Erving and 81st birthday to Class of 2014 member Chet Walker! 1983 and 1967 NBA Champions respectively.

On this date in 1970, Charter Class Inductee Joe Frazier became undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World by defeatin...
02/16/2021
Joe Frazier vs Jimmy Ellis 1970

On this date in 1970, Charter Class Inductee Joe Frazier became undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World by defeating Jimmy Ellis in Madison Square Garden.

Joe Frazier fought precisely as he said he would—"I'll come out smokin' "—and, in the end, there was nothing Jimmy Ellis could do about it. For the first rou...

On this date in 1952, Philadelphia Warrior, and future Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Charter Class Inductee Paul Ariz...
02/11/2021

On this date in 1952, Philadelphia Warrior, and future Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Charter Class Inductee Paul Arizin scored 26 points and was named game MVP, leading the East over the West in the 2nd NBA All Star Game.

On this date in 1952, Philadelphia Warrior, and future Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Charter Class Inductee Paul Arizin scored 26 points and was named game MVP, leading the East over the West in the 2nd NBA All Star Game.

02/05/2021

On this date in 1967, the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 130-123 in LA. Was the game MVP Hal Greer with his 35 points, or Wilt Chamberlain with his triple double of 16 points, 12 assists and 22 rebounds?

How time flies!  The Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl on this date in 2018.
02/04/2021

How time flies! The Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl on this date in 2018.

How time flies! The Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl on this date in 2018.

Before the Wells Fargo Center, before the Spectrum, heck, even before the 76ers there was Philadelphia Convention Hall -...
01/14/2021

Before the Wells Fargo Center, before the Spectrum, heck, even before the 76ers there was Philadelphia Convention Hall - home of the Warriors.

Before the Wells Fargo Center, before the Spectrum, heck, even before the 76ers there was Philadelphia Convention Hall - home of the Warriors.

Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2010 Inductee Dick Allen has passed away at 78.  Condolences to his family, fr...
12/07/2020

Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2010 Inductee Dick Allen has passed away at 78. Condolences to his family, friends and former teammates. There has been a strong effort behind getting him into Cooperstown. You never went to the concessions when Dick was due to bat!

http://www.phillyhall.org/patrons.htmlOn this day of giving please consider making a tax-deductible year-end gift to the...
12/01/2020
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame

http://www.phillyhall.org/patrons.html

On this day of giving please consider making a tax-deductible year-end gift to the Philly Sports Hall of Fame. Your donation dollars are critical to the Hall, particularly in these trying time. Funds go directly to programs and museum-related efforts including new exhibits at the Preview Gallery at Spikes.

The calendar has flipped to December so in this season of giving, please consider making a tax-deductible year-end gift to the Hall of Fame. Your donation dollars are critical to the Hall and go directly to programs and museum-related efforts including new exhibits at the Preview Gallery at Spikes.....

11/18/2020

As the NBA Draft is tonight, what former 76ers 1st round draft pick played the most NBA games?

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...

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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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why are there no motorsports people in this hall of fame? Bill Holland, born in Philadelphia, was an Indy "500" winner with a few other top three finishes. Smokey Yunick was one of the most creative mechanics of his time in multiple racing championships. He was from Neshaminy PA.
1925 Sportswriters name their greatest All Time athletes in every sport up to that point, nationwide. Red Grange, Jim Thorpe, Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Jack Dempsey, John L Sullivan, Walter Hagen, Bill Tilden, Johnny Weismuller, even Man O' War, and in Basketball.... Charles 'Kid' Keinath of UPenn. Yet he is somehow still ignored or forgotten despite all of his accomplishments and impact on the game (the double dribble rule in in effect because of him, for one)
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/
‪Correctly select the next class of Philly Sports Hall of Famers to win free VIP tickets to the 2020 Induction Ceremony. Fill out your ballot here:‬ ‪
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!!
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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!