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Archive: August, 2011

Remembering Catholic League basketball

Friday, August 26, 2011, 3:11 PM
Catholic League basketball. Even now the phrase evokes a dewy-eyed smile, though that Philadelphia institution’s import and distinctiveness have dimmed, much like the role of the Catholic church itself in our aging Boomer lives. It was a small and short-lived universe, a world of Converse and... Read more

Connie Mack's football team preceded the Eagles

Thursday, August 25, 2011, 10:10 AM
For 50 years and more than 7,500 regular-season games, Connie Mack managed the Philadelphia Athletics to widely varying levels of success on the baseball field. Few recall, however, that for one chilly autumn in 1902 - 18 years before the league that eventually became the National Football League... Read more

WILT'S 75th II

Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 4:22 PM
In recognition of the 75th anniversary of Wilt Chamberlain's birth on Aug. 21, here's a look at what was perhaps the Dipper's most memorable high school game: By Frank Fitzpatrick INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Jimmy Usilton Jr. recognized talent when he saw it. And West Catholic High School's 37-year-old... Read more

WILT'S 75th

Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 4:18 PM
Philadelphia's all-time greatest athlete, Wilt Chamberlain, would have turned 75 on Aug. 21. Here's a story and a list of facts about the incredible Dipper: By Frank Fitzpatrick , Inquirer Staff Writer Tonight, when his No. 13 is hoisted to the Spectrum ceiling and is officially retired by the 76ers... Read more


Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 10:35 AM
Yo, all youse baseball pretenders out there in the Midwest, the Pacific Coast, the Bible Belt, the Southwest, us guys here in the Northeast can kick your sorry asses! That's right, our rude little region of the country, that tiny geographic patch united by history and Amtrak, is the baseball capital... Read more
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Reporter Frank Fitzpatrick, a 2001 Pulitzer Prize finalist, is covering his eighth Olympic Games and has yet to win a medal in anything except caffeine consumption. He has also been the beat writer for the Phillies, Eagles and Penn State football.

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