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Sports Hall of Fame announces inductees

Six­teen in­di­vidu­als and one team will be in­duc­ted in­to the 11th class of the Phil­adelphia Sports Hall of Fame.

The an­nounce­ment was made dur­ing a re­cent news con­fer­ence and lunch­eon at the Sheraton So­ci­ety Hill. The em­cee was Dan Baker, a Hall of Famer who is the long­time pub­lic ad­dress an­noun­cer for the Phil­lies.

The in­duc­tion ce­re­mony will be at the Sheraton on Nov. 13.

The in­duct­ees will be:

• Bobby Wal­ston, an end and kick­er for the Eagles from 1951-62 who made two Pro Bowl teams and was on the 1960 cham­pi­on­ship team.

• Bri­an Propp, a five-time all-star for the Fly­ers from 1979-90. He was rep­res­en­ted by former Fly­er Bob Kelly.

• By Saam, who broad­cast games for the Phil­lies, Eagles, the Phil­adelphia Ath­let­ics, Phil­adelphia War­ri­ors and the Temple, Penn and Vil­lan­ova foot­ball teams. 

• Chief Bend­er, a pitch­er for 12 sea­sons for the Phil­adelphia Ath­let­ics and two sea­sons with the Phil­lies who won three World Series titles with the A’s.

• Chet Walk­er, who made three NBA All-Star games with the 76ers and was a mem­ber of the 1967 cham­pi­on­ship team.

• Curt Schilling, who pitched nine sea­sons for the Phil­lies, mak­ing three all-star teams.

• El­lie Daniel, an Abing­ton High School gradu­ate who won four Olympic swim­ming medals, in­clud­ing a gold in the 4x100 med­ley re­lay in 1968.

• Eric Al­len, a de­fens­ive back for the Eagles who made five Pro Bowl ap­pear­ances in his sev­en years.

• Frank Dolson, a long­time colum­nist and ed­it­or at the Phil­adelphia In­quirer.

• Geoff Pet­rie, a Spring­field (Delaware County) High School gradu­ate who played six sea­sons in the NBA with the Port­land Trail Blazers and was a two-time all-star.

• Herb Pen­nock, a gradu­ate of Ken­nett Square’s Ce­dar­croft Board­ing School who pitched for 22 years in Ma­jor League Base­ball, win­ning sev­en World Series cham­pi­on­ships.

• Jean Shiley, a Haver­ford High School gradu­ate who won an Olympic gold medal in the high jump in 1932.

• Mar­vin Har­ris­on, a Ro­man Cath­ol­ic High School gradu­ate who was a wide re­ceiv­er for 13 years with the In­di­ana­pol­is Colts, mak­ing eight Pro Bowl ap­pear­ances and win­ning Su­per Bowl XLI.

• Meldrick Taylor, a Nicetown nat­ive who won an Olympic gold medal in box­ing and was a world cham­pi­on in the light-wel­ter­weight and wel­ter­weight di­vi­sions.

• Mike Richter, a Flour­town nat­ive who was a goalie for 15 sea­sons with the New York Rangers, win­ning the Stan­ley Cup in 1994. “It’s a fant­ast­ic hon­or to be re­cog­nized,” he said.

• Paul Cos­tello, who won gold medals in row­ing at the 1920, 1924 and 1928 Olympics.

• The Im­macu­lata Mighty Macs, who won wo­men’s bas­ket­ball na­tion­al cham­pi­on­ships in 1972, ‘73 and ‘74. “We couldn’t be more pleased,” said Theresa (Shank) Grentz, who played on the teams and later coached St. Joseph’s, Rut­gers, Illinois and the U.S. Olympic team.

The Hall of Fame is based at Spike’s, a trophy and awards shop at 2701 Grant Ave. The pub­lic is in­vited to view the gal­lery Sat-urdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For in­form­a­tion, vis­it Phil­ly­hall.org ••

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