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Best Philadelphia Sports players

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Steve Carlton

Steve Carlton

He is one of the greatest Pitchers ever. Also Won 4 CY young awards. He Struck out over 4,000 batters in his time playing.Fans came from all over the country to see him play. The Years he played for the Phillies was 1972-1985.
Famous for being nicknamed "Lefty".Earned a spot In the hall of fame.

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Mike Schimidt

Mike Schimidt

Mike is considered the best third baseman of all time. In 18 seasons with the Phillies, he got 548 home runs and 3 MVP awards. Has a spot In the hall of fame. Other achievements was winning the Gold Glove award 10 times and the Silver Slugger 6 times.

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Julius Erving

Julius Erving

His nickname is "Dr. J". He played 11 seasons with the Sixers and make all 11 all star teams in those seasons. The position he played was small foward. In his rookie year he averaged 27.3 points per game.

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Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain

He played 3 seasons with Sixers. He also lead the 1967 team to 68 wins. Another accomplishment was winning the MVP award 3 times. Famous as the only player in NBA history to score 100 points in one game. He averaged over 50 points a game.

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Bernie Parent

Bernie Parent

The best Flyers goalie in Franchise history. Also considered on of the best in NHL history. Lead the Flyers to the Stanley Cup in '74 and '75. Has a record of 91-27-22. His average GAA(goals allowed per game) is 1.96 along with leading the league in shutouts with 24. And finally, was inducted to the hall of fame in 1988.

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Bobby Clarke

Bobby Clarke

Bobby Clarke was the captain of the Flyers in their best years. Most points in Flyers history totaling 1,210, with 15 years playing. He was inducted to the hall of fame in 1987.

(From http://flyers.ice.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=35749) His other NHL awards include: the Bill Masterton Trophy for perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication the Lester Patrick Award for outstanding service to hockey in the United States (along with co-recipient Ed Snider, and the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL’s top defensive forward (1982-83).He was named Living Legend by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association at their 2001 Awards Banquet. He also won the Philadelphia Sportswriters "Good Guy" Award in 1982-83, giving him the first clean sweep of PSA honors (Athlete of the Year in 1974 and Most Courageous Athlete in 1980).

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Reggie White

Reggie White

Playing defensive end Reggie White is one of the best NFL players ever. He was drafted in 1985 by the Eagles in the first round. His amazing defense earned him the nickname "Minister of Defense". Some numbers of his include 33 forced fumbles, 198 sacks, and 1048 tackles.

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Chuck Bendarick

Chuck Bendarick

Chuck Bednarick is a football, and eagles legend. He is considered one of the most devastating tacklers of all time and has the nickname "Concrete Charlie". He played from 1949-1962 with the eagles and was put into the hall of fame in 1967.

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Citations

Citations

Pinto, Greg. "Ranking the 25 Most Famous Philadelphia Phillies Players of All-Time." Bleacher Report. Bleacher Report, 25 Jan. 2017. Web. 27 Jan. 2017.
Neubeck, Kyle. "Ranking the Top 25 Players in Philadelphia 76ers History." Bleacher Report. Bleacher Report, 26 Jan. 2017. Web. 27 Jan. 2017.
Casperson, Eric. "Philadelphia Flyers: 50 Greatest Players in Franchise History." Bleacher Report. Bleacher Report, 25 Jan. 2017. Web. 27 Jan. 2017.
Onushco, Alexander. "Philadelphia Eagles: The 25 Best Players to Ever Play for the Eagles." Bleacher Report. Bleacher Report, 25 Jan. 2017. Web. 27 Jan. 2017

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