It’s been more than fifty years since Wilt Chamberlain began excelling on a Philadelphia basketball court. After his rookie season in the NBA, he broke a slew of league records and became one of the most revered professional athletes in Philadelphia history.
Yet Chamberlain is not the only star to earn the praise of the dedicated fans of Philly sports. Mike Schmidt, Bobby Clarke, Reggie White, Joe Frazier, and Charles Barkley are among other sports stars held in high regard in the City of Brotherly Love.
Philadelphia Phenoms ranks and details the achievements of the top twenty athletes across the various professional sports teams in the history of Philadelphia sports. Eric Karabell focuses on the legends that helped make Philly the fantastic sports town it’s become by speaking to the greats themselves as well as to the writers and broadcasters who chronicled their remarkable achievements. This book is perfect for fans who plan their commitments around the schedules of the Phillies in spring, the 76ers and Flyers in winter, and the Eagles in autumn.
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