Fightins Unveil Translogistics, Inc. America's Classic Ballpark Hall of Famers

38 National Hall of Famers will be featured in the left-field concourse area

By Reading Fightin Phils | June 23, 2017 12:15 PM ET

(Reading, Pa) - The Reading Fightin Phils, proud double-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies unveiled the Translogistics, Inc. America's Classic Ballpark Hall of Famers on Friday, June 23rd before their game against the Trenton Thunder.   The America's Classic Ballpark Hall of Famers: National Baseball Hall of Famers who have played HERE at America's Classic Ballpark is located in the left-field concourse area at FirstEnergy Stadium. 

"We're honored to play a part in Fightin Phils history with sponsoring the new Hall of Fame section", said Scott McDevitt - Translogistics, Inc. President/CEO. "We hope the people in the local community enjoy it as much as we're grateful to be part of the Berks County business community."

The area will consist of 38 vinyl portraits of all the hall of famers who played here at FirstEnergy Stadium. Each portrait will feature the year they were inducted into the Hall of Fame and the years they played here at America's Classic Ballpark. 

"What's amazing is that 38 members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame have participated in a game right here at this historic stadium", said Scott Hunsicker - General Manager of the Reading Fightin Phils. "It's not just that they played a game in Reading, but the fact that they participated in a game right here in this same ballpark, on this field. As you look at the names and photographs, it really hits you that these 38 icons of the game of baseball were right here, standing right where you are standing. You can almost picture them here on the field as you soak it in. It really is amazing, and historic, and what makes America's Classic Ballpark so special."

Here is a list of the 38 Hall of Famers that will be featured:

Mike Schmidt

Reading Phillies 1971

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 1995

Ryne Sandberg

Reading Phillies 1980

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 2005

Jim Bunning

Reading Phillies Manager 1972

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 1996

Robin Roberts

Reading Phillies 1967

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 1976

Wade Boggs

Visiting Player Bristol Red Sox 1978 & 1979

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 2005

Ricky Henderson

Visiting Player Jersey City A's 1978

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 2009

Gary Carter

Visiting Player Quebec City Carnavals 1973

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 2003

Jim Rice

Visiting Player Bristol Red Sox 1973

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 2009

Ken Griffey Jr.

Visiting Player Vermont Mariners 1988

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 2016

Bobby Cox

Visiting Manager West Haven Yankees 1972

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 2014

Carlton Fisk

Visiting Player Pittsfield Red Sox 1969, Pawtucket Red Sox 1970

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 2000

Andre Dawson

Visiting Player Quebec City Carnanvals 1976

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 2010

Barry Larkin

Visiting Player Vermont Reds 1985

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 2012

Pedro Martinez

Reading Phillies MLB Rehab Appearance 2009

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 2015

Greg Maddux

Visiting Player Pittsfield Cubs 1986

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 2014

John Smoltz

Visiting Player Glens Falls Tigers 1987

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 2015

Earl Weaver

Visiting Manager Elmira Pioneers 1962-1965

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 1996

Tim Raines

Visiting Coach Harrisburg Senators 2007

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 2017

Nellie Fox

Exhibition Game Danny Litwhiler All-Stars 1951

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 1997

Al Lopez

Exhibition Game Cleveland Indians Manager 1952, '53, '54, '55

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 1977

Larry Doby

Exhibition Game Cleveland Indians 1952, '53, '54, '55

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 1998

Ralph Kiner

Exhibition Game Cleveland Indians 1955

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 1975

Carl Yastrzemski

Exhibition Game Boston Red Sox 1964

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 1989

Dick Williams

Exhibition Game Boston Red Sox 1964

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 2008

Ernie Banks

Exhibition Game Chicago Cubs 1964

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 1977

Billy Williams

Exhibition Game Chicago Cubs 1964

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 1987

Ron Santo

Exhibition Game Chicago Cubs 1964

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 2012

Lou Brock

Exhibition Game Chicago Cubs 1964

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 1985

Steve Carlton

Exhibition Game Philadelphia Phillies 1972, '74, '75, '76, '77, '78, '80, '81, '82, '83, '85

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 1994

Early Wynn

Exhibition Game Cleveland Indians 1952, '53, '54, '55

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 1972

Bob Lemon

Exhibition Game Cleveland Indians 1952, '53, '54, '55

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 1976

Bob Feller

Exhibition Game Cleveland Indians 1952, '53, '54, '55

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 1962

Happy Chandler

Commissioner of Major League Baseball 1945 - 1951

Keynote Speaker at stadium's formal dedication - July 15, 1951

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 1982

Pat Gillick

Visiting Player Elmira Pioneers 1963

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 2011

Juan Marichal

Visiting Player Springfield Giants 1959

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 1983

Jeff Bagwell

Visiting Player New Britain Red Sox 1990

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 2017

Bill Mazeroski

Visiting Player Williamsport Grays 1954

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 2001

Leon Day

Visiting Player Scranton Miners 1952

Inducted National Baseball Hall of Fame 1995

The group of people who made this all possible:

  • Reading Fightin Phils owner Craig Stein came up with the idea to celebrate the 38 Hall of Famers that played here. 
  • Reading Fightin Phils Executive Director & Graphic Artist Matt Jackson researched the players, tracked down the baseball cards, did the entire graphic layout and even hung all the portraits on the walls. 
  • Carl's Cards and Collectibles lent the Reading Fightin Phils the baseball cards to use in the portraits. The Fightin Phils recognize Carl Henderson, Lauren Henderson and everyone from Carl's Cards and Collectibles. 
  • The Reading Fightin Phils recognize and thank to the great community partner that made all of this possible, Translogistics, Inc. 

Founded in 1994, Translogistics Inc. is a logistics solutions provider and strategic partner who empowers clients to focus less on the details of their logistics, and more on what they do best. 

America's Classic Ballpark, FirstEnergy Stadium, was built in 1950. The Reading Fightin Phils affiliation with the Philadelphia Phillies stretches all the way back to 1967, the longest affiliation in all of Minor League Baseball. In addition to the new America's Classic Ballpark Hall of Famers display, presented by Translogistics Inc., FirstEnergy Stadium also features the Baseballtown Hall of Fame display, presented by Penn State Children's Hospital, the Phillies Since 1967 display featuring every team photo and highlights of the most famous Phillies farmhands, and tribute murals dedicated to the Reading Indians, Reading Red Sox, 2008 World Champion Philadelphia Phillies, Kings of Baseballtown, Joe Buzas, Max Patkin, and more. Tours of America's Classic Ballpark are available to groups and individuals by calling the Fightins at 610-370-BALL.

America's Classic Ballpark is proud to be a part of Pennsylvania's Americana Region. Season tickets for the 2017 season are available online at Fightins.com, by phone at 610-370-BALL, and in-person at FirstEnergy Stadium. Follow the Fightin Phils on Twitter at @ReadingFightins and like them on Facebook via www.facebook.com/fightins

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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