Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Announces Class VII Ballot

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3 PM EST, April 19, 2010


Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Releases Class VII Ballot

Fans Can Vote On-Line for Their Favorites

PHILADELPHIA— April 19, 2010 - The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame has released the ballot for its 7th class of Inductees.  The ballot is now in the hands of the Hall’s blue ribbon voting body, which numbers over 220.  The top public submissions are automatically included on the final ballot.  The Hall’s Ballot Committee narrowed the field to these 36 outstanding selections, representing achievement in over a dozen different sports. 

 “The individuals who comprise this ballot continue to exemplify the great history of Philadelphia sports”, said Bob Cassidy, chair of the Hall’s Ballot Committee.  “We are pleased to present our voting body with a ballot that broadly represents the many facets of our sporting landscape”.

To ensure that classes represent recent as well as historic accomplishment, the ballot is segmented into those whose prominence occurred in the past 50 years and those which occurred prior to that.

The Hall of Fame provides fans an opportunity to select their favorites for inclusion into Inductee Class VII. Although the fans' votes do not count toward the official selection, the Hall of Fame is excited to provide this 'megaphone' for fans to voice their opinions.

Fans may submit their selections online at:

The Class VII nominees are:

Majority of Career pre-1960

Hobie Baker - Hockey

Joe McCarthy -Baseball

Bobby Shantz - Baseball

Elizabeth Becker - Diving

Johnny McDermott - Golf

Sam Thompson - Baseball

Tom Brookshier- Football

Benny McLaughlin – Soccer

Tommy Thompson - Football

Paul Costello – Rowing/Crew

Charles Moore – Track & Field

“Jersey” Joe Walcott - Boxing

Jimmy Dykes – Baseball

Eddie Plank – Baseball

Ora Washington – Tennis

Biz Mackey - Baseball

Al Severance - Basketball



Majority of Career post 1960



Dick Allen - Baseball

Ron Hextall - Hockey

Jim Phelan-Basketball

Gene Banks - Basketball

Mark Howe - Hockey

Rene (Muth) Portland - Basketball

Michael Brooks – Basketball

William Hyndman III - Golf

Mike Quick -Football

Jack Childs – Wrestling

Harold Johnson - Boxing

Jerry Sisemore - Football

Henry “Shag” CrawfordBaseball

Bobby Jones - Basketball

Marianne Stanley - Basketball

Eddie George -Football

Leroy Kelly - Football

Tina Sloan-Green - Lacrosse


Tug McGraw - Baseball


The Class VII Induction Ceremony is Thursday November 11th at the Sheraton Society Hill, 1 Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA.

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