On June 6th the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame held a Press Conference at the Society Hill Sheraton in Philadelphia to announce Class X inductees to the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame.
The seventeen new inductees bring the total number of Inductees to 152! They come from 14 different sports at the professional, collegiate, and scholastic level as well as 14 Legacy of Excellence inductees that consist of radio & TV broadcasters, sportswriters, authors, and other contributors both local & national.
This years inductees include former Phillies player Greg Luzinski a member of the 1980 world Series Championship team, Linda Page a local high school All-American basketball player while attending Dobbins Tech, and Joe Hand Sr.(Legacy of Excellence) a local Boxing promoter who helped guide Joe Frazier to the Heavyweight Championship and pioneered closed-circuit sporting events.
The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame is an all volunteer non-profit corporation founded in May 2002. Recently opening up its first public display gallery, at Spike’s Trophies, fans can go view the Preview Gallery Saturdays and during the week by appointment. The Gallery showcases items that represent Philadelphia History such as pieces of the original Palestra floor, a jersey worn by Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Famer Chuck Bednarik, and a complete set of 1930 World Series Tickets. Some exhibits will rotate throughout the year to showcase different athletes from the area’s sports history.
Come check it out at:
2701 Grant Ave
Philadelphia PA 19112
Saturdays 9am-1pm or make an appointment by calling 215.923.5121