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20 Persons in the Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame:

Al Simmons

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Aloisius Szymanski
Nickname(s):
Bucketfoot Al
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54, 4 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder.
Teams:Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1951.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1953.
National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame.
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2006.
Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame 1981.

Bing Miller

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edmund John Miller
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder, teams:Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame 1998.
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1973.
Iowa Sports Hall of Fame 1961.

Chief Bender

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Albert Bender
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Chipewa tribe.
Pitcher for team:Invented the slider ball, then called the "nickel curve".
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1953.
Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame 1991.
American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame 1972.
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2014.

Chuck Klein

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Herbert Klein
Nickname(s):
Hoosier Hammer
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Right fielder.
Teams:National Baseball Hall of Fame 1980.
Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame 1980.
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2007.

Connie Mack

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy
Nickname(s):
The Tall Tactician
Grand Old Man of Baseball.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
grandfather of
great grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Owner and manager of baseball team:National Baseball Hall of Fame 1937.
Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame 1978.
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2004.
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1963.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2014.
Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame 2008.

Eddie Plank

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward Stewart Plank
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:National Baseball Hall of Fame 1946.
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1972.
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2012.
Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame 1985.

Frank Baker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Franklin Baker
Also Known As:
Home Run Baker
Nickname(s):
Home Run
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Third baseman.
Team:Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame 1993.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1955.

Granny Hamner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Granville Wilbur Hamner
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shortstop.
Team:Minor league manager and relief pitcher.
Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame 1987.
Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1981.
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2017.

Harry Kalas

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harry Kalas
Nickname(s):
Harry the K
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 18 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sportscaster, for team:Died after pre-game collapse.
Ford C Frick Award 2002.
National Radio Hall of Fame 2009.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 2008.
Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame 2009.
Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame 2000.

Jimmie Foxx

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Emory Foxx
Nickname(s):
The Beast

Brief Facts:

Team:The second batter to top 500 home runs.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1951.
Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame 1979.
Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 1995.
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2004.

Lefty Grove

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Moses Grove
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:In 1928, he struck out the side on nine pitches twice, the only pitcher to do this in one season.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1947.
Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame 1980.
Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 1995.
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2005.
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1965.

Mickey Cochrane

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Gordon Stanley Cochrane
Nickname(s):
Black Mike
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Catcher.
Teams:Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1956.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1947.
Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame 1982.
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2007.

Mike Schmidt

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Jack Schmidt
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Third base.
Team:for 17 seasons.
Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1983.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1995.
Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame 1990.
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2004.

Richie Ashburn

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Donald Richard Ashburn
Nickname(s):
Putt-Putt
The Tilden Flash
Whitey
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center fielder.
Teams:National Baseball Hall of Fame 1995.
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1972.
Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame 1979.
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2004.

Robin Roberts (baseball)

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robin Evans Roberts
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:National Baseball Hall of Fame 1976.
Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame 1978.
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1966.
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2004.
MSU Athletics Hall of Fame 1992.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1998.
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1999.

Rube Waddell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Edward Waddell
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:Probably had a mental disorder such as autism or ADD. Would leave the dugout to follow fire trucks. Died of tuberculosis.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1946.
Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame 1986.

Steve Carlton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Steve Norman Carlton
Nickname(s):
Lefty
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1989.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1994.
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2004.
Cy Young Award 1972.
Cy Young Award 1977.
Cy Young Award 1980.
Cy Young Award 1982.
Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame 1989.

Tug McGraw

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frank Edwin McGraw Jr.
Nickname(s):
Tug
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher for teams:Excelled at the screwball.
Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame 1999.
New York Mets Hall of Fame 1993.
Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame 2008.
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2010.
Babe Ruth Award 1980.

Willie Jones

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Willie Edward Jones
Nickname(s):
Puddin' Head
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Third baseman.
Teams:Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame 1995.
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