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28 Persons in the Phillies Wall of Fame:

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Alumni of both the Phillies and the Philadelphia Athletics began in 1978 at Veterans Stadium in a 200-level display originally called the Philadelphia Baseball Hall of Fame. The display is currently located in Ashburn Alley at Citizens Bank Park
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Al Simmons

Real/Birth Name:
Aloisius Szymanski
Nickname(s):
Bucketfoot Al
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
54, 4 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Outfielder. Teams Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, Washington Senators, Boston Braves, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox. 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. Phillies Wall of Fame 1981.

Bing Miller

Real/Birth Name:
Edmund John Miller
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Outfielder, teams Philadelphia Athletics, St. Louis Browns, Boston Red Sox. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1973. Iowa Sports Hall of Fame 1961. Phillies Wall of Fame 1998.

Bobby Shantz

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Clayton Shantz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
93, 24 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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Pitcher. Height 5' 6". Teams Philadelphia Athletics, Kansas City Athletics, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, Houston Colt .45s, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1978. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2010. Phillies Wall of Fame 1994.

Chief Bender

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Albert Bender
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
70, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Chipewa tribe. Pitcher for team Philadelphia Athletics. Invented the slider ball, then called the "nickel curve". National Baseball Hall of Fame 1953. American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame 1972. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2014. Phillies Wall of Fame 1991.

Chuck Klein

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Herbert Klein
Nickname(s):
Hoosier Hammer
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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Right fielder. Teams Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1980. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Phillies Wall of Fame 1980.

Connie Mack

Real/Birth Name:
Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy
Nickname(s):
The Tall Tactician
Grand Old Man of Baseball.
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
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Owner and manager of baseball team Philadelphia Athletics. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1937. 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. Phillies Wall of Fame 1978.

Curt Schilling

Real/Birth Name:
Curtis Montague Schilling
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
51, 25 days before his 52nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
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Pitcher. Teams Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox. Arizona Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Roberto Clemente Award 2001. Branch Rickey Award 2001. Babe Ruth Award 2001. Hutch Award 2001. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1995. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2014. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 2001. Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 2012. Phillies Wall of Fame 2013.

Curt Simmons

Real/Birth Name:
Curt Simmons
Gender:
Male
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Age today:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Pitcher. Teams Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, California Angels. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1968. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Phillies Wall of Fame 1993.

Del Ennis

Real/Birth Name:
Delmer Ennis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Left and right field. Teams Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1975. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2006. Phillies Wall of Fame 1982.

Dick Allen

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Anthony Allen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Teams Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics. Song Echoes of November. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. National League Rookie of the Year Award 1964. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2010. Phillies Wall of Fame 1994. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

Ed Delahanty

Real/Birth Name:
Edward James Delahanty
Nickname(s):
Big Ed
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
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Left field, also infield. Teams Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Infants, Washington Senators. Drowned in Niagara Falls or the river after being kicked off a train for being drunk and waving a razor. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1945. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2008. Phillies Wall of Fame 1985.

Eddie Plank

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Stewart Plank
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
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Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Pitcher. Teams Richmond Colts, Philadelphia Athletics, St. Louis Terriers, St. Louis Browns. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1946. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1972. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2012. Phillies Wall of Fame 1985.

Frank Baker

Real/Birth Name:
John Franklin Baker
Nickname(s):
Home Run
Home Run Baker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Third baseman. Teams Philadelphia Athletics, New York Yankees. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1955. Phillies Wall of Fame 1993.

Granny Hamner

Real/Birth Name:
Granville Wilbur Hamner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Shortstop. Team Philadelphia Phillies. Minor league manager and relief pitcher. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1981. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2017. Phillies Wall of Fame 1987.

Grover Cleveland Alexander

Real/Birth Name:
Grover Cleveland Alexander
Nickname(s):
Old Pete
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Pitcher. Teams Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1938. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2005. Phillies Wall of Fame 1981.

Harry Kalas

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Kalas
Nickname(s):
Harry the K
Gender:
Male
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Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 18 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
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Sportscaster, for team Philadelphia Phillies. Died after pre-game collapse. Ford C Frick Award 2002. National Radio Hall of Fame 2009. Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame 2000. Phillies Wall of Fame 2009. NSMA Hall of Fame 2008.

Jim Thome

Real/Birth Name:
Jim Howard Thome
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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First baseman / designated hitter / third baseman. Teams Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles with a second stint at Cleveland and Philadelphia. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 2004. National Baseball Hall of Fame 2018. Roberto Clemente Award 2002. Phillies Wall of Fame 2016. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

Jimmie Foxx

Real/Birth Name:
James Emory Foxx
Nickname(s):
The Beast
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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Team Philadelphia Athletics. The second batter to top 500 home runs. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1951. Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 1995. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Phillies Wall of Fame 1979.

Lefty Grove

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Moses Grove
Gender:
Male
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Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Pitcher. Teams Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox. 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. Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 1995. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2005. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1965. International League Hall of Fame 2008. Phillies Wall of Fame 1980.

Mickey Cochrane

Real/Birth Name:
Gordon Stanley Cochrane
Nickname(s):
Black Mike
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
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Catcher. Teams Philadelphia Athletics, Detroit Tigers. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1956. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1947. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Phillies Wall of Fame 1982.

Mike Schmidt

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Jack Schmidt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69, 23 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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Third base. Team Philadelphia Phillies for 17 seasons. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1983. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1995. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Little League Hall of Excellence 1991. Phillies Wall of Fame 1990.

Richie Ashburn

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Richard Ashburn
Nickname(s):
Putt-Putt
The Tilden Flash
Whitey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Center fielder. Teams Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, New York Mets. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1995. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1972. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Phillies Wall of Fame 1979.

Robin Roberts (baseball)

Real/Birth Name:
Robin Evans Roberts
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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Pitcher. Teams Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1976. 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. Phillies Wall of Fame 1978.

Rube Oldring

Real/Birth Name:
Reuben Henry Oldring
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Outfielder. Teams New York Highlanders, Philadelphia Athletics, New York Yankees. Phillies Wall of Fame 2003.

Rube Waddell

Real/Birth Name:
George Edward Waddell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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Pitcher. Teams Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Orphans, Philadelphia Athletics, St. Louis Browns. 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. Phillies Wall of Fame 1986.

Steve Carlton

Real/Birth Name:
Steve Norman Carlton
Nickname(s):
Lefty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
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Pitcher. Teams St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins. 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. Phillies Wall of Fame 1989.

Tug McGraw

Real/Birth Name:
Frank Edwin McGraw Jr.
Nickname(s):
Tug
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Pitcher for teams New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies. Excelled at the screwball. New York Mets Hall of Fame 1993. Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame 2008. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2010. Babe Ruth Award 1980. Phillies Wall of Fame 1999.

Willie Jones

Real/Birth Name:
Willie Edward Jones
Nickname(s):
Puddin' Head
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
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Third baseman. Teams Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds. Phillies Wall of Fame 1995.
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