Inductees

Louis Moyerman

Louis Moyerman was raised in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia. He joined the Nerim Judo club at the age of 12 where he was taught by Mrs. Helen Foos – one of the first women black belts in the USA. Lou went on the train under Mr. Ishikawa, a 9th degree black belt from Japan…. Read more »

Tracy Nelson

As both a player and coach, Tracy Nelson has attained the pinnacle of success in her chosen sport of Lacrosse: first as an All-Star in high school, then as a 1st team All American at the University of Virginia and finally as coach of four consecutive undefeated teams at Episcopal Academy. Her Lacrosse career began… Read more »

Jeff Neuman

Jeff Neuman is considered one of the greatest basketball players in the history of the University of Pennsylvania: he was named first team All-Ivy League three consecutive years and All Big Five status in 1965 and 1966. In the latter year, as the Quaker’s captain and MVP, he averaged 20.4 points a game in Ivy… Read more »

Pearl Perkins Nightingale

Over a half century ago, South Philadelphia gymnast Pearl Perkins was recognized as the Mary Lou Retton of her time. She has been called perhaps the most talented South Philadelphia athlete of all, and probably the least well known. By the age of 12 she had become a Delaware Valley track and field star and… Read more »

Stan Novak

Stan Novak was an athlete, educator, coach and NBA scout. He excelled at every level and overcame every challenge. A native of West Philadelphia, Novak was a two-time all-public league basketball player at West Philadelphia High School, leading the 1940-41 squad to the Public League Championship. After a stint as an officer in the Navy,… Read more »

Chris O’Loughlin

Chris O’Loughlin is accustomed to performing on center stage. Born in Los Angeles, his father was actor Gerald O’Loughlin who starred in the ABC television police drama series The Rookies. His mother, Meryl O’Loughlin, was VP of casting for Columbia Pictures Television. But any thought of show business for O’Loughlin was foiled by his love… Read more »

Max Patkin

Max Patkin, to millions of Americans, is known simply as the “Clown Prince of Baseball”. His appearance as an underfed scarecrow, with 185 pounds spread out over a 6’3″ frame and his rubber-like face dominated by his nose, give Patkin the natural funny appearance of a true clown, which he has used to entertain millions… Read more »

J. Russell Peltz

From the time J. Russell Peltz saw his first live boxing match at age 13, he knew it wouldn’t be his last. He was hooked for life. After a brief career as a journalist, a young Russell Peltz promoted his first boxing card on Sept. 30, 1969, selling out the 1,300-seat Blue Horizon with the… Read more »

Philadelphia SPHAS

At one time the most dominant team in professional basketball, the Philadelphia SPHAS was organized as an amateur team in 1918 by Eddie Gottlieb, Harry Passon and Hughie Black shortly after their graduation from South Philadelphia High School. Those three young men had one overpowering objective in life following their graduation…to study basketball. Their first… Read more »

David Pincus

David Pincus is a graduate of Central High School and Penn State University, where he was a member of the track and field team. He held the Penn State discus record for many years and while at the university competed in the 1948 Olympic track and field trials in the discus. In 1993 he was… Read more »