Inductees

Roger Schwab

Roger Schwab gained national recognition from the medical community for his balanced approach to exercise in his book, Strength of a Woman – The Truth About Training the Female Body, published in 1997. The book and its companion video (NFL Films) heralded an emerging trend in the fitness community that encouraged women and men to… Read more »

Fred Shabel

For the past 32 years, Vice-Chairman Fred A. Shabel has been a key executive at Comcast-Spectacor, the high profile sports and entertainment organization which includes the Philadelphia Flyers, Global Spectrum and The Wells Fargo Center. Before joining Spectacor in 1980, he was Vice-President for Operations at the University of Pennsylvania. From 1967 to 1975, he… Read more »

Morton Shiekman

Morton Shiekman was born in Philadelphia in March of 1922 and at the age of fourteen tried out for and made the Overbrook High School varsity football team where he played for three years. Thus began a journey that would culminate as a draft choice of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL. In 1939, he… Read more »

Al Shrier

Al Shrier went to work in Temple University’s athletic department when he graduated in 1953. Been there ever since. Never been bored. “I’ve done everything but coach,” Shrier says. “You’re in one place that long, you think you’ve seen everything. But something new pops up every day.” Shrier started as sports information director, moved into… Read more »

Sonny Slosburg

Sonny Slosburg entered his first football game for Temple University in the 1945 season as an unheralded freshman player from Philadelphia’s Central High School. The speedy, third string halfback quickly ran for two touchdowns and from then on became the Owl’s key backfield star and scoring threat. He finished his first year as the team’s… Read more »

Steve Smoger

As a professional boxing referee, Steve Smoger has long ranked at the pinnacle of his profession. He has refereed 185 World Title fights all over the globe and has officiated in more states and countries than any other professional boxing referee in the history of the “sweet science”. Honored several times as “Referee of the… Read more »

Ed Snider

Ed Snider has been a leader in Philadelphia sports and entertainment for over 30 years. In that time period he founded The Philadelphia Flyers Ice Hockey Team, developed two major arenas, created two cable television channels, started the world’s largest arena management company and engineered one of the largest sports mergers in the country. In… Read more »

Frank Spellman

Some athletes know how to perform when it counts. Frank Spellman is one of them. His strength, determination and remarkable composure enabled him to win an Olympic Gold Medal and become a key contributor to the USA Weightlifting Team’s first victory at the 1948 Olympic Games in London. Competing in the Middleweight division, Spellman established… Read more »

Bob Spivak

Bob Spivak is President of Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel. Since assuming his post in 1981. Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel, located in Philadelphia, has exhibited tremendous growth in American athletes competing in the World Maccabiah Games. He served as General Chairman of the USA Maccabiah Team that represented America at the Maccabiah Games in 1985, 1989… Read more »

Jayson Stark

Jayson Stark grew up in Northeast Philadelphia dreaming of becoming a sportswriter.  He has worked all of his adult life making that dream a reality. After spending 21 years covering baseball for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Stark moved on to ESPN in 2000. For the next 17 years, he worked as a senior baseball writer for… Read more »