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2016 Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable 3rd Annual Hall of Fame Ballot

In Misc Philly Sports, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Phillies, Philly Pressbox, Philly Pressbox Radio on July 27, 2016 at 8:51 pm

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Welcome to the 3rd annual Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable Hall of Fame voting ballot.

As a review in 2014 we elected the following players. Chuck Bednarik, Steve VanBuren and Reggie White of the Eagles. Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton and Robin Roberts of the Phillies. Bobby Clarke and Bernie Parent of the Flyers and Wilt Chamberlain and Julius “Dr J” Erving of the 76ers.

In 2015 we allowed the fans to select the top 3 by voting. Each fan could vote for 5 plauyers with the top 3 being inducted. Jim “Chet” Chesko and Bill Furman each selected one player. The fans selected Brian Dawkins, Richie Ashburn and Bill Barber while Chet selected Smokin Joe Frazier and Bill selected Pete Pihos.

We have added 5 new players to the ballot to combine with the 11 holdovers. Your job is to select 5 from the list. The ballot will close before next weeks show where we will announce our 5 new members.

So far the fans and the Philly Pressbox Radio staff have gotten it right. Lets see how 2016 goes.



Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable 2015 Philly Sports Hall of Fame Ballot

In Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Phillies, Philly Pressbox, Philly Pressbox Radio on June 10, 2015 at 3:10 pm

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In June of 2014 Jim “Chet” Chesko and Bill Furman along with the listeners of Philly Pressbox Radio selected the first ever Philly Pressbox Hall of Fame class. There were 21 Philadelphia athletes, all members of their respective Hall of Fame, that were put on the ballot, of that 10 were selected. They were Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Robin Roberts of the Phillies, Wilt Chamberlain and Julius “Dr J” Erving of the 76ers, Bobby Clarke and Bernie Parent of the Flyers and Chuck Bednarik, Steve Van Buren and Reggie White of the Eagles.

The remaining 11 from that ballot were carried over to 2015 and we’ve added 5 more names to the list. Of the 16 on the 2015 ballot the fans will vote to pick 3, Chet will pick one and Bill will pick one for a total of 5 to complete the class. Each person can make a maximum of 5 picks since this list is so tough.


The voting will be open until Wednesday June 17 with the results announced during the Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable show at 7pm Eastern time on June 17.

The nominees are as follows:


Philly Pressbox 1st Hall of Fame Class of 10

In Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Phillies, Philly Pressbox, Philly Pressbox Radio on May 28, 2014 at 8:04 pm

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As a follow-up to the  Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable show which aired live on Wednesday May 28, 2014 we have established our voting poll below. You can listen to the show at and here Jim “Chet” Chesko and Bill Furman break down each of the 21 finalists.  The finalists were selected based on the fact that they have already been inducted in to their respective Halls of Fame. Many others were consider, some led Philadelphia teams to championships, however, they didn’t make this cut due to not having the longevity in the city. Believe me selecting just 10 out of the 21 will be difficult enough. There are some others that may be inducted in to their Hall of Fame in the future but they to were left off at this time. We have 5 Phillies, Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Robin Roberts, Richie Ashburn and Jim Bunning. There are 6 Eagles, Steve Van Buren, Chuck Bednarik, Pete Pihos, Tommy McDonald, Bob Brown and Reggie White. We have 4 Flyers, Bobby Clarke, Bernie Parent, Bill Barber, Mark Howe and 6- 76ers, Wilt Chamberlain, Hal Greer, Billy Cunningham, Chet Walker, Julius Erving and Charles Barkley.

Feel free to vote on our poll below and also feel free to leave comments by clicking the “reply” tab below.


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In Misc Philly Sports, Philadelphia 76ers on March 2, 2012 at 9:45 am


Tonight the 76ers will honor the greatest single accomplishment in professional basketball when they honor the 50th anniversary of Wilt Chamberlains 100 point game. They are also having the coolest giveaway that I’ve ever heard of for this game. For those of you that don’t know the history of this game it took place in Hershey PA on March 2, 1962. The Philadelphia Warriors beat the New York Knicks 169-147. The game was not on TV and was not video recorded anywhere. There is an audio recording of the game.  Wilt made 36 of 63 shots from the field and 28 of 32 from the foul line for exactly 100 points. 

The floor from that game was recently purchased by the 76ers who have had it cut in to 2”x2” sections which will be given to each fan that attends the game. I don’t know how they will package it but I’m sure there will be a letter of some sort to authenticate it when they hand it out. I think having an opportunity to own a real piece of history is a really cool thing. The remainder of the court will be cut in larger sections and given to the Chamberlain family, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and several other places.

It is great to be celebrating the 100 point game since it’s the 50th anniversary of the event. However this should also be a celebration of the greatest basketball player of all time. Some may argue for Bill Russell, Michael Jordan, Oscar Robertson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar but they are wrong. There has never been and will never be another offensive player as dominate as “The Big Dipper”.  Below you see his career statistics and they are mind boggling. Wilt averaged 22.9 rebounds per game, FOR HIS CAREER!!! Not one big season but for a career. His 1961-62 season is one for the ages. Wilt averaged 50.4 points per game and 25.7 rebounds per game. The Big Dipper presently holds 72 NBA records and hasn’t played in 39 years. A few of the many impressive records are as follows: Most games of 50 or more points in a season, 45 in 61-62 and 30 in 62-63. The next closest is Kobe Bryant with 10. Most games with 50 or more points in a career, Wilt has 118, Jordan is 2nd with 31. Most points in a season 4,029 in 61-62, 3586 in 62-63, 3rd on the list is Jordan with 3,041 in 86-87. It’s amazing that as great as Jordan was that in his best season he scored 988 less points than Wilt did in his best season. Of the top five rebounding seasons in history the first, second, third and fifth season belong to Wilt. A couple obscure records are that Wilt never fouled out of a game in his 1,045 game career and in 61-62 he averaged 48.5 minutes per game because he played every minute of every game plus every overtime minute.

For those that didn’t get to see The Big Dipper play you may say that he was just bigger than everyone else and that’s just not true. Back in those days every team had a big, strong powerful and physical center unlike today when the game is much more guard oriented. The record books belong to Wilt.

So today we celebrate Philadelphia native, Overbrook High School graduate, former Philadelphia Warrior and Philadelphia 76er the greatest basketball player in NBA history, Wilton Norman Chamberlain, The Big Dipper.

Following is a summary of Wilts statisctics.

59-60 Phil. –  2707 points – 37.6ppg – 1941 rebounds – 27.0rpg

60-61 Phil. – 3033 points – 38.4ppg – 2149 rebounds – 27.2rpg

61-62 Phil. – 4029 points – 50.4ppg – 2052 rebounds – 25.7rpg

62-63 S.F.  – 3586 points – 44.8ppg – 1946 rebounds – 24.3rpg

63-64 S. F. – 2948 points – 36.9ppg – 1787 rebounds – 22.3rpg

64-65 SF, PHL – 2534 points – 34.7ppg – 1673 rebounds – 22.9rpg

65-66 Phil. – 2649 points – 33.5ppg – 1943 rebounds – 24.6rpg

66-67 Phil. – 1956 points – 24.1ppg – 1957 rebounds – 24.2rpg

67-68 Phil. – 1992 points – 24.3ppg – 1952 rebounds – 23.8rpg

68-89 LA – 1664 points – 20.5ppg – 1712 rebounds – 21.1rpg

69-70 LA – 328 points – 27.3ppg – 221 rebounds – 18.4rpg

70-71 LA – 1696 points – 20.7ppg – 1493 rebounds – 18.2rpg

71-72 LA – 1213 points – 14.8ppg – 1572 rebounds – 19.2rpg

72-73 LA – 1084 points – 13.2ppg – 1526 rebounds – 18.6rpg

Career – 31,419 points – 30.1ppg – 23,924 rebounds – 22.9rpg

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