Tuesday’s 10th annual Eagles Chess Tournament at Lincoln Financial Field, 1020 Pattison Ave., united 230 area youngsters from the After School Activities Partnerships’ Philadelphia Youth Chess Challenge.
Left-handed pitcher Jesse Biddle, a former Philadelphia Senator, set a Reading Phillies record Monday night by striking out 16 Harrisburg National batters.
Anthony Campagna’s initial career plans didn’t include signing an extended deal at Citizens Bank Park. The resident of 13th Street and Oregon Avenue came from a family who ran a body-shop business, so he planned to follow in his dad and older brother’s footsteps. Well, like the Phillies opening-day lineup, plans can be altered.
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The Phillie Phanatic bonded with fashionable friends Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way, as the Phillies unveiled this season’s clothing, food, merchandise and WiFi offerings.
By Bill Gelman
In this frustrated, championship-craving town, each Philly pro sports owner makes an effort to give fans a winning product, but voters didn’t hold the lack of recent Stanley Cup championships against Philadelphia Flyers’ chairman Ed Snider — better known as Mr. Snider.
By John Murrow
On April 24, 2003, Phillies’ second baseman Chase Utley became an instant fan favorite with a grand slam, the first hit of his career.
By John Murrow
Since its inaugural season in 2004, Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Park Way, has been home to more than 700 Phillies games and has been named South Philly’s best pro sports venue.
By Joseph Myers
The South Philadelphia Mixed Softball League is looking for teams to participate in the upcoming season.
The Holiday Inn, 900 Packer Ave., will hold a tribute to Frank Sinatra and George Burns Valentine’s Day. The show, which includes dinner, stars Frank Hartman with the Carmen Dee Orchestra and Al Long. King Arthur serves as the host for the 7 p.m. Feb. 14 event. Tickets are $65.
By Joseph Myers
Though more than 2,700 miles separate South Philly and Hollywood, Penn National Gaming Inc. desires to give the former a taste of the latter’s glamor.
» COMMUNITY PROFILE
Bounadries: Sports Complex: Packer Avenue to Geary Street, Broad to Seventh streets; Navy Yard: South of I-95. Southern Boulevard comprises 13th to Broad streets, Packer Avenue to Geary Street.
Origin of Name: After formally referring to itself as the Vet Stadium Neighborhood, residents of this area changed the name to the Stadium Complex Neighborhood after the Vet's destruction to reflect all of the arenas nearby, including Citizens Bank Park and Lincoln Financial Field.
Brief History: It's difficult to look at the north lot of Citizens Bank Park and visualize what was there before the Vet went up: A valley nine stories deep, and home to farms, crops and shanty towns. A drive-in movie theater also was behind what are now the Geary Street homes. A bowling alley and an aquarium that doubled as a dance hall rounded out the neighborhood entertainment venues. People began moving into the neighborhood in 1951.
Famous Residents: Singer/actor Frankie Avalon, formerly of the 3200 block of South 13th Street
Major Landmarks: Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way; Lincoln Financial Field, 1020 Pattison Ave.; The Spectrum, known as America's Showplace, which is currently being demolished; Philadelphia Technology Park, 4775 League Island Blvd.; Tasty Baking Co., 3 Crescent Drive; Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; Veterans Stadium, longtime site of the Army-Navy Game, formerly at Broad Street and Pattison Avenue
Architecture: Rowhomes, mostly built in the 1950s.
U.S. Congressional District: 1st, Bob Brady (D)
Pennsylvania Governor: Tom Corbett (R)
State Senate District 1st, Lawrence M. Farnese Jr. (D)
City Council District: 2nd, Mark Squilla (D)
Ward: 26th and 39th
Police District: 3rd, Capt. Michael Ryan; Community Relations Officers Ace Delgado and Gary Harkins
Civic Groups: Sports Complex Special Services District, Stadium Community Council Inc.
Libraries: Fumo Family Branch, 2437 S. Broad St., in Lower Moyamensing
Parks: FDR Park, Pattison Avenue and South Broad Street; Southern Boulevard, Broad Street near Curtin.