The Full Wiki

Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame
Type Nonprofit Corporation
Founded May, 2002
Headquarters Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Key people Ken Avallon, President

The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization established in Philadelphia 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 organization also presents an annual "Pride of Philadelphia Award" to a team or individual.



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.[1]

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


Chuck Bednarik, inducted in the inaugural class, played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1949-1962.
Wilt Chamberlain, an inaugural class inductee, was born and raised in Philadelphia ang played for the Warriors and 76ers.
An American boxing legend, Joe Frazier, inducted in 2004, makes Philadelphia his home.
Harry Kalas, longtime Phillies broadcaster, was the 2004 Legacy of Excellence inductee.
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.
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.


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 that connects the person to the Philadelphia area.
Reference [2]
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, 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, LaSalle 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 LaSalle University Mens 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
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/Entertainmnet Industry Leader
Joe Verdeur Swimming Local, Northeast Catholic High, LaSalle 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, St. 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
Charlie 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, LaSalle University
Mickey Vernon Baseball Local
Al Wistert Football Philadelphia Eagles
2009 1974–75 Philadelphia Flyers Hockey 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 Philadphia Eagles
Betty Shellenberger Lacrosse Local, Agnes Irwin High
Mel Sheppard Track and Field Local
Emlen Tunnell Football Local, Radnor High

Pride of Philadelphia Award

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."[3]

See also


  1. ^ "NOMINATION & ELECTION". Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2009-12-26.  
  2. ^ "INDUCTEES". Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2009-12-26.  
  3. ^ "PRIDE OF PHILADELPHIA". Retrieved 1 August 2009.  

External links


Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address