Inductees

Arn Tellem

A player agent who is the Vice Chairman of Wasserman Media Group, a global sports and entertainment agency, Arn Tellem oversees the Team Sports Division and is widely recognized as one of the most powerful and respected figures in sports. He is currently ranked first among NBA agents in number of players repped, All-Stars, maxed-out… Read more »

Lew Tendler

Philadelphia boxer Lew Tendler fought 167 fights during his ring career, going 159 and 8. In 1913, at the age of 15, Tendler was one of a group of newsboys hawking newspapers for the late Phil Glassman, where he earned the nickname “Lefty Lew”. That same year in Philadelphia neighborhood boxing ring, he fought his… Read more »

Morton “Moe” Tener

Early on it was apparent that Moe Tener was a talented basketball player. A “tiger” on the court, and possessing an uncanny eye for the basket, he dribbled, “jump shot” and soared for John Bartram High School to become a first team Philadelphia All-Public Basketball player in 1949. Anyone who played against Tener would describe… Read more »

Michael Tollin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 »