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 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 |
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 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 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.
December 18, 2013 |
Four championship teams from 1967 will be honored at the 24th annual Collingswood High School Athletic Hall of Fame induction banquet on March 1. Twelve individuals also will be introduced at the event at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Cherry Hill. The teams that will be honored: The 1967 Colonial Conference and Suburban Cup championship girls' basketball team. The 1967 Colonial Conference and Suburban Cup championship boys' basketball team. The 1967 Colonial Conference and District 28 Championship wrestling team.
December 12, 2013 |
Former Temple coach Wayne Hardin was among 14 inductees into the College Football Hall of Fame at an awards dinner Tuesday night in New York. Hardin, 86, coached the Owls from 1970 to 1982. He is the winningest coach in Temple history, with a 80-52-3 record in 13 seasons. As head coach at Navy from 1959 to 1964, Hardin directed the Midshipmen's only two Heisman Trophy winners, Joe Bellino (1960) and Roger Staubach (1963). Hardin ranks fifth at Navy in wins (38). His teams beat Army in five of his six seasons.