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.
The Hall of Fame's address is 2701 Grant Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19114. Phone number: 215.254.5049
From 2004 to 2010, the organization also presented an annual "Pride of Philadelphia Award" to a team or individual.
|Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame|
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.
An individual who was not an athlete may be inducted in the following categories: Legacy of Excellence, Lifetime Commitment, Philadelphia Medal.
|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.|
|2004||Paul Arizin||Basketball||Local, La Salle College High School, 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|
|Tom Gola||Basketball||Local, La Salle College High School, 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|
|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|
|Don Bragg||Track and Field||Local, Villanova University|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Herb Magee||Basketball||Local, Philadelphia University|
|Dorothy Germain Porter||Golf||Local|
|Fred Shero||Hockey||Philadelphia Flyers|
|Lionel Simmons||Basketball||Local, La Salle University|
|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|
|Julius "Judy" Johnson||Baseball||Darby Hilldale Club|
|Neil Johnston||Basketball||Philadelphia Warriors|
|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||La Salle University, Saint Joseph's Preparatory School|
|Ed and Steve Sabol||Football||Local, NFL Films|
|Curt Simmons||Baseball||Philadelphia Phillies|
|Penn Relays||Special Enshrinement||Legendary Track Meet and Carnival|
|2012||Dan Baker||Baseball/Football||Philadelphia Phillies/Philadelphia Eagles Public Address Announcer|
|Doug Collins||Basketball||Philadelphia 76ers|
|Eddie Plank||Baseball||Philadelphia Athletics|
|Eric Lindros||Hockey||Philadelphia Flyers|
|Gertrude Dunn||Baseball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse||Local|
|Horace Ashenfelter||Track and Field||Local|
|Johnny Callison||Baseball||Local, Philadelphia Phillies|
|Maxie Baughan||Football||Philadelphia Eagles|
|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|
|Ernie Beck||Basketball||Local, Philadelphia Warriors|
|Greg Luzinski||Baseball||Philadelphia Phillies|
|Joe Burk||Rowing||Local, University of Pennsylvania|
|Joe Hand, Sr.||Legacy of Excellence||Boxing|
|John LeClair||Hockey||Philadelphia Flyers|
|Pat Williams||Legacy of Excellence||Local, Philadelphia 76ers General Manager|
|Tina Sloan Green||Lacrosse||Local, Temple University|
|Bobby Walston||Football||Philadelphia Eagles|
|Brian Propp||Hockey||Philadelphia Flyers|
|By Saam||Legacy of Excellence||Broadcaster|
|Chief Bender||Baseball||Philadelphia Athletics and Phillies|
|Chet Walker||Basketball||Philadelphia 76ers|
|Curt Schilling||Baseball||Philadelphia Phillies|
|Eric Allen||Football||Philadelphia Eagles|
|Frank Dolson||Legacy of Excellence||Philadelphia Inquirer sports writer|
|Herb Pennock||Baseball||Local, Philadelphia Athletics|
|Jean Shiley||Track & Field||Local|
|1972–1974 Immaculata University Basketball||Special Enshrinment||"The Mighty Macs", National Champions|
|Sam Thompson||Baseball||Philadelphia Phillies|
|Garry Maddox||Baseball||Philadelphia Phillies|
|Dick Vermeil||Football||Philadelphia Eagles|
|Timmy Brown||Football||Philadelphia Eagles|
|Lou Nolan||Hockey||Flyers PA Announcer|
|Rick MacLeish||Hockey||Philadelphia Flyers|
|Karen Shelton||Field Hockey||Local|
|R. Norris Williams||Tennis||Local|
|Dave Zinkoff||Legacy of Excellence||76ers and Warriors PA Announcer|
|Billy Markward||Lifetime Commitment||Local|
|Chris Short||Baseball||Philadelphia Phillies|
|Charlie Manuel||Baseball||Philadelphia Phillies|
|Al Severance||Basketball||Villanova Wildcats|
|Brian Dawkins||Football||Philadelphia Eagles|
|Jimmy Watson||Hockey||Philadelphia Flyers|
|George Orton||Track and Field||Local|
|Vonnie Gros||Field Hockey||Local, West Chester University|
|Sylvia Wene Martin||Bowling||Local|
|Steve Fredericks||Legacy of Excellence||Sports talk radio|
|Hermann Taylor||Legacy of Excellence||Boxing promoter|
|Dock Weiss||Legacy of Excellence||Sportswriter|
|1967 Philadelphia 76ers||Special Enshrinement||1967 NBA Champions|
|Granny Hamner||Baseball||Philadelphia Phillies|
|Bob Johnson||Baseball||Philadelphia Athletics|
|Bob Boone||Baseball||Philadelphia Phillies|
|Philadelphia Jack O'Brien||Boxing|
|John B. Kelly Jr.||Rowing|
|Donald Hunt||Legacy of Excellence|
|Andrea Kremer||Legacy of Excellence|
|The Army-Navy Game||Special Enshrinement|
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."
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.
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.
Al Meltzer (June 26, 1928 – June 12, 2018), nicknamed "Big Al", was an American sportscaster.
Born in Syracuse, New York, Meltzer worked for Channel 10 and Channel 3 in Philadelphia, and Comcast SportsNet (as sports director). He also worked for WPHL-17 where he called play-by-play of Big 5 and 76ers basketball. He has also covered the Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Phillies, and Temple Owls. Previously, he worked in Buffalo, New York at WEBR. He is a member of the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, Big 5 Hall of Fame, the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame and Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame. During the 1970s, Meltzer, while still living in Philadelphia, commuted to Buffalo to serve as the Buffalo Bills Radio Network play-by-play announcer, serving on a team with Rick Azar and Ed Rutkowski. He died at the age of 89 on June 12, 2018.Beth Anders
Elizabeth "Beth" Anders (born November 13, 1951 in Norristown, Pennsylvania) is a former field hockey sweeper from the United States, who was a member of the national team that won the bronze medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. She attended Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School. After the 1984 Summer Olympics she became the head coach of the USA National Women's Team. She also coached field hockey at Old Dominion University for 30 seasons, retiring in 2012. At Old Dominion she coached more games (704) and achieved more wins (561) and NCAA titles (9) than anyone in Division I history, as well as becoming the first Division I coach to reach 500 victories in field hockey.While at Old Dominion university, Anders led the Lady Monarchs through 27 seasons at the NCAA tournament. She led that team to receive more honors or rewards than any other NCAA team in history. Since 1991, when the Lady Monarchs joined the league, under the tutelage of Anders, they played 17 times in the NCAA Final Four.
She was inducted into the Ursinus College Hall of Fame for Athletics in 1986, the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame in 1989, the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 1998, the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2000, the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame in 2007, and Old Dominion's Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.Bucko Kilroy
Francis Joseph "Bucko" Kilroy (May 30, 1921 – July 10, 2007) was an American football player and executive. Kilroy was born in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia, where he attended St. Anne's grade school before attending Northeast Catholic High School and then Temple University. As a Junior at North he played on the Falcons Championship team of 1937.
Kilroy was originally recruited by Notre Dame but went on to become one of the finest linemen in Temple football history. He starred for the Owls in the 1940 and 1941 seasons, helping Temple defeat rivals Penn State, Bucknell and Villanova in the same year for the first and only time in school history. He played both offense and defense and started every game in 1941 en route to becoming the first Temple football player to receive Honorable Mention All-America honors. In 1942 & part of 1943 he served in the Merchant marines during World War II.
Drafted by the Eagles he played offensive & defensive line in the National Football League for 13 seasons (All with the Eagles). He also was often called one of the toughest, if not the dirtiest, player of that era. Despite that reputation he won two NFL championships with the 1948 and 1949 Eagles and was a Pro-Bowl selection 3 times during his career. Bucko missed only one of 203 games because of an injury. He also played in 147 consecutive games, which was a league record at the time. A Two-way line starter for championship teams in '48 and '49 and for runners-up in '47, Bucko helped Steve Van Buren win several NFL rushing titles in that time span. He also had 5 career interceptions on Defense.
After retiring from football as a player Kilroy became an assistant coach with the Eagles from 1955 til 1959. He then went on to work as a scout for the Redskins and then the Dallas Cowboys. He was instrumental in drafting Roger Staubach despite his Military service. Kilroy was also credited as a founder of the modern day NFL Draft and as an NFL Executive he helped fashion the Super Bowl as we know it today. He later became the General Manager of the New England Patriots in the 1980s when they went to their first Super Bowl in 1985 (losing to the Bears). As the head of scouting in early 2000s Bucko was Instrumental in drafting many of players that won three Super Bowls for the New England Patriots.
Bucko was inducted into the North Catholic HS Hall of Fame, The Temple University Athletic Hall of Fame and the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame. He was also named to the NFLs All-Decade Team of the 1940s. Bucko Kilroy died in Foxboro Mass., July 10, 2007 at the age of 86.Cathy Rush
Cathy Rush (born Cathy Cowan; April 7, 1947) was the head women's basketball coach at Immaculata from 1972 to 1977. She led Immaculata to three consecutive AIAW national titles from 1972–1974. She led the Mighty Macs to six consecutive final four appearances in her six seasons with the school, attaining a 149–15 record. Rush was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on April 7, 2008. She had also been inducted to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.
A resident of Ventnor City, New Jersey, Rush grew up in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey and graduated from Oakcrest High School in 1964. She received a Bachelor of Science in 1968 and a master's degree in education in 1972, both from West Chester University. She has two children with her ex-husband, former National Basketball Association referee and Supervisor of Officials Ed T. Rush.The Mighty Macs, a movie about the season leading to the winning of the first women's national basketball championship in 1972, was released in October 2011. Rush is played by Carla Gugino.Dan Baker (PA announcer)
Dan Baker (born September 22, 1946) is an American public address announcer best known for many years as the voice of Veterans Stadium, Lincoln Financial Field, and Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.
Born in Philadelphia, Baker grew up in Mount Ephraim, New Jersey and graduated from Audubon High School. He earned his undergraduate degree at Glassboro State College (since renamed as Rowan University) and went on to earn a master's degree at Temple University.Baker has been the public address announcer for the Philadelphia Phillies since 1972 and was the Philadelphia Eagles PA announcer from 1985 to 2014. He has served as a PA voice for five World Series (1980, 1983, 1993, 2008 and 2009), two Major League Baseball All Star Games (1976 and 1996), and three NFC Championship Games (2002, 2003, and 2004).
Though the Phillies and Eagles left Veterans Stadium for new venues (the Eagles to Lincoln Financial Field in 2003 and the Phillies to Citizens Bank Park in 2004), Baker remained the PA announcer for both teams. He also serves as PA announcer for the Army–Navy Game when it is played in Philadelphia as well as Drexel University Dragons men's basketball.
After the 2009 retirement of the New York Yankees' Bob Sheppard, who was also PA announcer for the Eagles' biggest rival, New York Giants, Baker became the longest-tenured PA announcer in Major League Baseball.Between Baker and former Chicago Cubs' public address announcer Pat Pieper, the 2017 MLB season will mark 101 consecutive seasons that one of them has been announcing games. Pieper from 1916–1974 and Baker from 1972–present. The last game that was played without Pieper or Baker announcing games was the 1915 World Series on October 13, 1915.Baker was the radio announcer for Drexel University Dragons men's basketball on WNTP 990 AM from 1997–2012, after which he retired and became the team's public address announcer. Before that, he broadcast Philadelphia BIG 5 Basketball games for 21 years while additionally serving as its executive director from 1981–96. Baker was named to the Big 5 Hall of Fame in 1997 and was inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.
Baker co-hosts a radio show on WBCB (AM) 1490 called "Bull Session" with former Philadelphia Phillies slugger Greg Luzinski, for whom the show is named. The show airs at 6:00 pm on Monday nights, and each week they bring in a special guest, usually a current or retired player.Baker reprises his role as the Philadelphia Phillies PA announcer for select Phillies away games at multiple venues that comprise a chain of Philadelphia area sports bars. The events are billed as "Summer Nights with Dan Baker". At these appearances, Baker announces the game over the sports bar's PA system in exactly the same fashion as he would if he was announcing an actual Phillies home game.
On May 7, 2014, the Eagles announced that Baker would no longer serve as their public address announcer, citing that they decided to make a change in the role. Baker will continue to be the public address announcer for the Phillies.
On September 16, 2015, XFINITY Live! announced that Baker would be the in-house public address announcer for Philadelphia Eagles games. Baker's duties are similar to those he had as the public address announcer for the Eagles, which include energizing the crowd with his signature calls.Dorothy Germain Porter
Dorothy Germain Porter (April 3, 1924 – July 20, 2012) was an American amateur golfer.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dorothy Germain began playing golf at 11. She graduated from Beaver College, where she played field hockey. In the early 1940s, Porter won a number of Philadelphia junior and amateur golf championships, and in 1946 she captured the first of her three Pennsylvania Women's Amateurs. She won the Women's Western Amateur in 1943, 1944, and 1967.
In 1949 she won the U.S. Women's Amateur. Porter was a member of the U.S. team that won the 1950 Curtis Cup and captained the 1966 team to victory. In 1977, she became the first Women's Amateur Champion to win the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur. She went on to win the Seniors' title again in 1980, 1981, and 1983. In 1984, she captained the winning U.S. Espirito Santo Trophy team.Porter was inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.She was married to Mark A. Porter, an amateur golfer with whom she often played in tournaments, from 1946 until his death in 1996. She was the mother of three children.Ed Khayat
Edward Michel Khayat (born September 14, 1935) is a thirty-five year National Football League veteran, ten years as a player (117 game total) and twenty-five as a coach. He was a starting defensive tackle for the victorious Philadelphia Eagles in the 1960 NFL Championship Game and later their head coach in 1971 and 1972. He has been inducted into six Halls of Fame. Currently he serves on the Former Players Board of Directors of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA).Guy Rodgers
Guy William Rodgers (September 1, 1935 – February 19, 2001) was an American professional basketball player born in Philadelphia. He spent twelve years (1958–1970) in the NBA, and was one of the league's best playmakers in the early to mid-1960s. Rodgers led the NBA in assists twice, and placed second six times. Rodgers was inducted into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014.Howard Keys
Howard Newton "Sonny" Keys was an American football offensive lineman in the National Football League from 1960 to 1965 with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was born in Orlando, Oklahoma, on January 24, 1935. Sonny was a star athlete for the Pioneers at Stillwater High School in Stillwater, Oklahoma where he played football, basketball, baseball and track. He was named to the Oklahoma All-State football team and played in the All Stars game and the Oil Bowl. His high school named Sonny "Mr. Pioneer." He played all positions on the line, including center. He went to college at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. At OSU, he was part of the Cowboys championship Blue Grass Bowl game which was broadcast by Howard Cosell. Sonny is described as a "mauling defender" in OSU's Heritage Hall Museum in historic Gallagher-Iba Arena. He was drafted in the 12th round of the 1959 NFL Draft. He was a part of Buck Shaw's 1960 NFL Championship season. He played five seasons with the Eagles and was known for knowing and playing every position on the offensive line. His family was featured in many local advertisements including Food Fair and a dairy distributorship. His teammate, Tommy McDonald, cited a tough Sonny Keys in the book "They Pay Me to Catch Footballs." In 1965, he joined Jerry Williams of the Calgary Stampeders as an assistant coach. After the Stampeders went to the Canadian Grey Cup, he chose to return to the NFL as an assistant coach with the Cleveland Browns under head coach Nick Skorich. After his death from complications of cancer in 1971, the Philadelphia Eagles dedicated their annual Christmas card to his memory. His outstanding scouting and recruiting abilities made his legacy live on in the NFL. For example, he brought fellow OSU alum, Jerry Sherk, to the Cleveland Browns, along with other top talents. As part of the 1960s world championship football team, Sonny was inducted into the city of Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.List of Philadelphia Flyers award winners
The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the National Hockey League's (NHL) Eastern Conference. The Flyers were founded in 1967 as one of six expansion teams, increasing the size of the NHL at that time to 12 teams.Since the franchise was established, the team has won the Stanley Cup two times as league champions in 1974 and 1975, the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl six times – twice as division champions and four times as conference champions – and the Prince of Wales Trophy as conference champions four times. Prior to the Presidents' Trophy first being award in 1985–86, the Flyers led the league in points three times in 1974–75, 1979–80, and 1984–85, but have not led the league in points at the end of the regular season since.
Only Bobby Clarke and Eric Lindros have won regular season most valuable player honors as Flyers. Clarke won the Hart Memorial Trophy three times in 1972–73, 1974–75 and 1975–76 while Lindros won in 1994–95. Both Clarke and Lindros also won the Lester B. Pearson Award, awarded to the most outstanding player as voted by the players and now known as the Ted Lindsay Award, Clarke in 1973–74 and Lindros in 1994–95. Four Flyers players have won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the playoffs, twice when the Flyers won the Stanley Cup – Bernie Parent in 1974 and 1975 – and twice when they lost in the finals – Reggie Leach in 1976 and Ron Hextall in 1987. Parent and Hextall account for two of the three Flyers goaltenders to win the Vezina Trophy, Parent in 1973–74 and 1974–75, Pelle Lindbergh in 1984–85, and Hextall in 1986–87.
Nineteen people – thirteen players and six builders – who spent time with the Flyers have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. The Flyers have inducted twenty-five people into a team hall of fame since 1988 and six of those inductees have also had their numbers retired.List of Philadelphia Phillies award winners and league leaders
This is a list of award winners and league leaders for the Philadelphia Phillies professional baseball team.Miguel Cartagena
Miguel Cartagena (born July 5, 1992) is a Puerto Rican-American bantamweight boxer.Neil Johnston
Donald Neil Johnston (February 4, 1929 – September 28, 1978) was an American basketball player at the center position who played eight years in the National Basketball Association (NBA), from 1951 to 1959. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a player in 1990.Oakland Athletics
The Oakland Athletics, often referred to as the A's, are an American professional baseball team based in Oakland, California. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) West division. The team plays its home games at the RingCentral Coliseum. They have won nine World Series championships, tied for the third-most of all current MLB teams. The 2017 season was the club's 50th while based in Oakland.
One of the American League's eight charter franchises, the team was founded in Philadelphia in 1901 as the Philadelphia Athletics. They won three World Series championships from 1910 to 1913 and back-to-back titles in 1929 and 1930. The team's owner and manager for its first 50 years was Connie Mack and Hall of Fame players included Chief Bender, Frank "Home Run" Baker, Jimmie Foxx, and Lefty Grove. The team left Philadelphia for Kansas City in 1955 and became the Kansas City Athletics before moving to Oakland in 1968. They won three consecutive World Championships between 1972 and 1974, led by players including Vida Blue, Catfish Hunter, Reggie Jackson, ace reliever Rollie Fingers, and colorful owner Charlie O. Finley. After being sold by Finley to Walter A. Haas Jr., the team won three consecutive pennants and the 1989 World Series behind the "Bash Brothers", Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire, as well as Hall of Famers Dennis Eckersley, Rickey Henderson and manager Tony La Russa.
From 1901 to 2018, the Athletics' overall win–loss record is 8,931–9,387 (.488).Sonny Hill
William Randolph "Sonny" Hill (born July 22, 1936) is a former basketball player and announcer. He is a member of the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame, and current sports radio personality in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He also serves as an executive advisor for the Philadelphia 76ers. He is known as Mr. Basketball and "The Mayor of Basketball" in Philadelphia for founding the eponymous Sonny Hill League and for his many contributions to the game.Stan Hochman
Stan Hochman (October 15, 1928 – April 9, 2015), was a sportswriter who covered the Philadelphia Phillies for the Philadelphia Daily News. He was a voting member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA), whose main task is to vote on candidates for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Other newspapers Hochman worked for include the Brownsville Herald, Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Waco News-Tribune, and San Bernardino Sun.Hochman was born on October 15, 1928, in Brooklyn, New York. He attended New York University, where he earned his bachelor's degree, in 1948, and his master's degree, in 1949. Hochman's career at the Daily News began on June 9, 1959, and he spent 55 years covering not just the Phillies, but everything sports, in what was to be his adopted hometown — and the town loved him back for it. He is a member of the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame. Hochman died on April 9, 2015, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, following a brief illness.Steve Van Buren
Stephen Wood Van Buren (December 28, 1920 − August 23, 2012) was an American football halfback who played professionally for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL) from 1944 to 1951. Regarded as a powerful and punishing runner with excellent speed, through eight NFL seasons he won four league rushing titles, including three straight from 1947 to 1949. At a time when teams played twelve games a year, he was the first NFL player to rush for over ten touchdowns in a season—a feat he accomplished three times—and the first to have multiple 1,000-yard rushing seasons. When he retired, he held the NFL career records for rushing attempts, rushing yards, and rushing touchdowns.
Van Buren played college football for Louisiana State University, where he led the NCAA in scoring in his senior season for the LSU Tigers. After leading LSU to victory in the Orange Bowl, he was drafted by the Eagles with the fifth overall pick in the 1944 NFL Draft. Van Buren acquired many nicknames over his career in reference to his running style, including "Wham Bam", "Moving Van", and "Supersonic Steve". He was the driving force for the Eagles in the team's back-to-back NFL championships in 1948 and 1949; he scored the only touchdown of the 1948 NFL Championship Game against the Chicago Cardinals, and in the next year's championship game against the Los Angeles Rams he set postseason records with 31 carries and 196 rushing yards.
After his playing career, Van Buren coached in minor league football, winning an Atlantic Coast Football League (ACFL) championship with the Newark Bears in 1963. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965. Van Buren is a member of the NFL 1940s All-Decade Team and the National Football League 75th Anniversary All-Time Team. Considered one of the greatest players in Eagles franchise history, his number 15 jersey is retired by the team, and he is enshrined in the Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame and the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame. For his college career, he was inducted into the Louisiana State University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1944 and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 1961.Tina Sloan Green
Tina Sloan Green (born April 27, 1944) is a former women's lacrosse head coach of the Temple Owls from 1975 to 1992. Apart from coaching, she was the first African American to play for the United States women's national field hockey team from 1969 to 1973. Sloan Green was inducted into the US National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.Vic Seixas
Elias Victor Seixas Jr. (; pronounced SAY-shus; born August 30, 1923) is an American former tennis player.
Thirteen times he was ranked in the Top Ten in the US between 1942 and 1956. In 1951 Seixas was ranked No. 4 in the world, two spots below Dick Savitt, while he was No. 1 in the U.S. ranking, one spot ahead of Savitt. In 1953, Seixas was ranked No. 3 in the world by Lance Tingay, and was also cited as being the World No. 1 in the Reading Eagle newspaper the same year.
In his career he won 15 Major championships. He won both Wimbledon and the US Open in singles. He also won the Australian Open, French Open (twice), and US Open (twice) in doubles, and the French Open, Wimbledon (four times), and US Open (three times) in Mixed Doubles.
Seixas was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic Hall of Fame, the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame, and the Southern Conference Hall of Fame.