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Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame names 13th class

And the honorees are: The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame recently announced its 13th class. Among the honorees are (from left) former Eagles safety Brian Dawkins, former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, 1900 gold medal winner George Orton and former Major League Baseball player Goose Goslin. They will be enshrined at the Hilton on Nov. 3. SOURCE: WIKIMEDIA

The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame on June 23 announced its 13th class during a news conference at the Hilton on City Line Avenue. Phillies public address announcer Dan Baker was emcee for the announcement. The Hall of Fame is based at Spike’s, a trophy and awards shop at 2701 Grant Ave.

The 16 latest inductees, representing nine sports, will be honored at a ceremony at the Hilton on Nov. 3.

The inductees are:

• 1966–67 76ers: Finished 68–13 in the regular season and then went on to win the NBA title.

• Al Severance: Villanova men’s basketball coach from 1936–61, going 413–201 and advancing to the 1939 Final Four at the Palestra.

• Brian Dawkins: Played 13 years as safety for the Eagles and was a six-time all-pro.

• Bruce Harlan: NCAA champion and Olympic gold medal-winning diver.

• Charlie Manuel: Managed the Phillies to the 2008 World Series championship.

• Chris Short: A two-time all-star pitcher for the Phillies.

• Dick “Hoops” Weiss: A basketball writer for the Philadelphia Daily News and New York Daily News who has covered 45 Final Fours.

• George Orton: Won gold medal in the 2,500-meter steeplechase at the 1900 Olympics.

• Goose Goslin: Played 18 years as a leftfielder in Major League Baseball, finishing with a career average of .316. He won two World Series and is in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

• Herman Taylor: Promoted boxers Joe Louis, Jersey Joe Walcott, Sugar Ray Robinson and Rocky Marciano.

• Jeff Chandler: Former bantamweight world boxing champion.

• Jimmy Watson: A 10-year defenseman for the Flyers, he was on the 1974 and ’75 teams that won the Stanley Cup. Played in five NHL all-star games.

• Marilyn Stephens: Basketball star at Temple who was a Division I All-American in 1984.

• Steve Fredericks: A radio play-by-play announcer for the 76ers and Big 5 basketball. Hosted radio sports talk shows on WCAU and WIP in Philadelphia and WFAN in New York.

• Sylvia Wene Martin: Rolled three perfect games in bowling.

• Vonnie Gros: All-American in field hockey and lacrosse at Ursinus. Coached West Chester to two AIAW field hockey championships. Coached U.S. field hockey team to bronze medal at 1984 Olympics.

Weiss, Chandler, Watson and Stephens, who was celebrating her birthday, attended the news conference. Sonny Hill spoke on behalf of the 76ers.

Rhawn Short spoke for his late father, Chris Short. The younger Short was born in August 1964, just before the Phillies blew a 6½-game lead with 12 games to go to lose the National League pennant to the St. Louis Cardinals, who went on to win the World Series.

Current Hall of Famers in attendance were Baker, Hill, Bill Ellerbee, Tina Sloan Green and Ray Didinger.

The public is invited to view the Hall of Fame gal-lery at Spike’s on Sat-urdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or by appointment. For in-form-a-tion, vis-it Phillyhall.org ••

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