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 ••