Philadelphia's Other Hall of Famers

By Steven Glassman

This article was published in the 2013 The National Pastime.

Many Baseball Hall of Fame inductees are associated with the American League Philadelphia Athletics and Philadelphia Phillies by way of career accomplishments, or by wearing the team ball cap on their Hall of Fame plaque. Many others in the Hall have connections to the city of Philadelphia and the city’s baseball teams since the 1860s. They fit into any of the following categories: Philadelphia-born Nineteenth-century professional-league team members (National Association—Athletics and White Stockings; American Association— Athletics; Union Association—Keystones; and/or Players League—Quakers) Negro League teams (Big Gorhams, Cuban Giants, . . .

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