February 16, 2014 |
TEMPLE'S Guy Rodgers, the first great player of the Big 5 era when the City Series began for the 1955-56 season, will be part of the Class of 2014 for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He was elected directly to the hall yesterday by the veterans committee, along with other individuals who were chosen directly. Ten finalists for general inclusion were also named, with inductees named on April 7 during the Final Four and enshrined in August. The Northeast High grad was the classic Philadelphia point guard who saw the game like a chess master, led the Owls to a 74-16 record and two Final Fours in his three seasons playing for Hall of Fame coach Harry Litwack, went on to play 12 NBA seasons mostly for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors and play in four All-Star Games.
February 6, 2014 |
The Phillies will induct Charlie Manuel to the team's wall of fame less than a year after firing the franchise's all-time winningest manager. Manuel will be honored before the Aug. 9 game against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park as a part of alumni weekend. In addition, the team will celebrate former pitcher Roy Halladay's career with a ceremony and bobblehead promotion Aug. 8. "It is only fitting that Charlie become the newest member of our wall of fame," Phillies president David Montgomery said in a statement.
February 6, 2014 |
CHARLIE MANUEL will be inducted into the Phillies' Wall of Fame on Aug. 9, according to the team. Manuel was the manager in 2008 as the Phillies won their second World Series title in history. "I am honored to be enshrined on the Wall of Fame with Phillies greats such as Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton and, of course, my good friend, Dallas Green," Manuel said in a statement. "I want to thank David Montgomery and the entire Phillies organization. This would not be happening if not for the great players and coaches I had around me. The years I spent in Philadelphia were some of the best of my professional career, and I owe a lot of that to the fans.
February 4, 2014 |
NEW YORK - Even at a time of joy and celebration, there is sadness. Even when he is laughing and smiling, there are tears. Bittersweet? Definitely. After 28 years of waiting, Claude Humphrey finally is where he belongs, finally is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But the love of his life wasn't there with him on Saturday night when he got the news, and she won't be there with him in July when they unveil his bronze bust in Canton, Ohio. Sandra Humphrey, Claude's wife for more than 45 years, passed away in July.
February 3, 2014 |
NEW YORK - Despite impressive career numbers and an NFL record for catches in one season, Philadelphia native Marvin Harrison fell short of being selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility on Saturday. Wide receiver Andre Reed was the lone receiver chosen. The Allentown native got in on his ninth try. Reed was selected along with defensive end Michael Strahan, linebacker Derrick Brooks, tackle Walter Jones, defensive back Aeneas Williams, and senior committee nominees defensive end Claude Humphrey and punter Ray Guy. "Yes, I waited," Reed said.
January 17, 2014 |
THE 2014 BIG 5 Hall of Fame class has one of the greatest shooters in city history from Saint Joseph's, another in a long line of great Penn point guards, the third-leading scorer in La Salle women's history and the man who has loved Big 5 basketball forever and goes by one name, "Hoops. " Pat Carroll, Mike Jordan and Crista Ricketts will join Dick "Hoops" Weiss at the induction ceremonies on Monday, April 14, as part of the season-ending Big 5 basketball banquet. Carroll, the Geasey Award winner as Big 5 Player of the Year in 2005, holds the SJU career record for threes (294)
January 17, 2014 |
Pat Carroll's basketball career has taken him around the world, but many of his top memories occurred during his time at St. Joseph's University. His many team and individual accomplishments will be celebrated on April 14 at the Palestra when the Big Five will induct its four newest Hall of Fame members during a banquet at 6 p.m. The inductees were announced Wednesday. Joining Carroll, who was a senior in 2004-05, is Penn's Mike Jordan (1996-2000), La Salle's Crista Ricketts, and basketball writer Dick "Hoops" Weiss.
January 11, 2014 |
Bill Conlin, 79, a Hall of Fame baseball columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News who retired in 2011 in disgrace amid allegations that he molested children decades earlier, died Thursday, Jan. 9, at Largo (Fla.) Medical Center. Mr. Conlin had been in failing health, including severe breathing problems, since June, said Zoe Roseman, a friend at the Shipwatch Yacht & Tennis Club, the condominium community where both lived. The sex-abuse allegations were reported by The Inquirer in December 2011, five months after Mr. Conlin received the annual J.G. Taylor Spink Award, given to him by the Baseball Writers Association of America at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Hours before the story broke, Mr. Conlin retired.
January 10, 2014 |
DAN LE BATARD, the longtime columnist for the Miami Herald and a TV and radio host for ESPN, revealed yesterday that he gave his Baseball Hall of Fame ballot to Deadspin. Despising the "hypocrisy" of the Hall of Fame voting system, Le Batard exercised his defiance and allowed Deadspin to complete the ballot. Deadspin wanted to "draw attention to how ridiculous the Hall of Fame elections have become . . . the process has been hijacked by cranks, attention-seeking trolls, and the merely perplexed" and it wanted to "turn a small bit of power over to the public for the sake of doing so. " And Le Batard's rationale?
December 19, 2013 |
Hall for Hall & Oates Philly-bred Temple University-educated pop-R&B duo Hall & Oates will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the org said Tuesday. The duo is one of six acts that will be honored at a ceremony April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. As expected, first-ballot inductees Nirvana lead the way for 2014, the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain 's death. Like Hall & Oates, all the other inductees have broken through after being eligible for many years.