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Jack McCaffery is the lead sports columnist for the Daily Times and He has spent several decades covering everything from the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and Sixers, to college hoops, to high school sports in Delco.

Thursday, July 7, 2011


The eighth class of the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame will be inducted Nov. 10 at the Society Hill Sheraton.

These inductees were revealed Thursday:

Bill Bergey, former A's manager Jimmy Dykes, Mark Howe, Biz Mackey of the famous Hilldale Daisies of Darby and the Negro Leagues, Moses Malone, former big-league manager Joe McCarthy, sportscaster Al Meltzer, track's Ted Meredith, Wilbert Montgomery, basketball coach Speedy Morris, Ed and Steve Sabol of NFL Films, former Phillie Curt Simmons, basketball star Dawn Staley and Ora Washington, of basketball and tennis fame. Also, the Penn Relays will receive a special enshrinement.

It was interesting that of all that sports excellence, the most famous athlete in the building was not an inductee at all. It was Mister Hockey, Gordie Howe, who was there to enjoy the moment with his son Mark.

Check out my column on the Howes and their big, big summer in the Daily Times Friday and on


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