Inductees

Michael Tollin

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Michael Tollin, a Philadelphia native and rabid Philly sports fan, is an award winning writer, producer and director of many major television series and theatrical films-most of which feature the world of sports. Tollin is a graduate of Haverford High School and Stanford University where he was a sports columnist and the play-by-play radio announcer… Read more »

Sol Tollin

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Sol Tollin was born in 1929, was raised in Chester, Pa. and attended Haverford College from 1947-1951. His passion was baseball and basketball, and he was named All City in both sports at Chester High. At Haverford College, he continued to excel on the basketball court, averaging twenty points in an era where teams totaled… Read more »

Leonard Tose

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Leonard Tose was a colorful, Runyonesque character who owned the Philadelphia Eagles for sixteen seasons including his team’s memorable Super Bowl season of 1980. Perhaps his greatest legacy, however, was his role as the driving force in establishing the Ronald McDonald houses nationwide. Tose was known for both his hard living and soft heart. Born… Read more »

Fred Turoff

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An elite gymnast, Fred Turoff has spent his life facing international competition both as an athlete and as a coach. An outstanding student athlete at Temple University, Turoff remained at Temple and began his coaching career as the Assistant Men’s Gymnastics Coach in 1969. In 1976, he was named the head coach. Turoff has since… Read more »

Joan Bernhang Waldbaum

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Joan Bernhang Waldbaum is a member of the United States Masters Swimming Association and has been a top ten swimmer in her age group since 2002. In 2006, she was on a woman’s relay team that came in first in the USA and seventh in the world. Her specialty is breast stroke and butterfly. Waldbaum’s… Read more »

Rose Weinstein

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Rose Weinstein excelled in two sports, bowling and tennis. She began her bowling career in Wilkes Barre in 1960, one year prior to her move to Philadelphia. She played as a member of the Feirstein Olds Team that won 12 city championships and finished sixth in the National Championships. Her team captured first place in… Read more »

Rich Yankowitz

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Rich “Yank” Yankowitz is the winningest basketball coach in the long history of the Philadelphia Public League. Over his 34 year career at Dobbins Vocation Technical High School his teams had 486 victories, winning over 64% of their games, and twice were Public League Champions. At Overbrook High School, he played basketball and baseball; and… Read more »

Dave Zinkoff

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A nice Jewish boy whose parents wanted him to be a lawyer, a doctor or a CPA, Dave “The Zink” Zinkoff was perhaps the most famous voice in the history of professional basketball. For years he was the voice of the Philadelphia 76ers and, before that, the Philadelphia Warriors, where he coined such colorful phrases… Read more »

Marty Zippel

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Marty grew up in South Philly at 5th and Mifflin where he honed his athletic skills in playing in all the usual places, especially this building, the former YMHA. Playing at Southern High School (1938-39), his team won the Public League Championship. Louis “Red” Klotz, a fellow Hall of Famer, also starred on that team…. Read more »

Marc Zumoff

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On August 17, 1994 at precisely 1:34 pm, Marc Zumoff received the phone call he had been waiting for most of his life. That was when he learned he was being named the television voice of the Philadelphia 76ers, the job he had dreamed of since he was a youngster growing up in Northeast Philadelphia…. Read more »